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Sharpen Your Skills


On-line, off-water exercises 

Here's a few simple exercises you can do at home to improve your racing skills. They'll give you instant feedback on your answer, give you the correct answer if you make a mistake, and they won't keep track of your score, so you won't be graded! They get easier when you do them on a regular basis, so come back often and run through a few!

Any suggestions on other exercises you'd like to see are certainly welcome. Please let me know.

Note on Bookmarks: Set a bookmark on this page rather than on the actual exercise. Some of the exercises don't seem to work properly if directly bookmarked.


New Compass Headings

Do you struggle to determine the heading for the upcoming leg? Common courses are covered here (windward-leeward, Olympic). Or practice calculating / guessing your new heading after tacking or gybing. See the following sections for links.


Heading to the next mark (windward-leeward courses)

Practice reciprocal courses to your heart's content. The quiz gives you a randomly chosen heading, and asks for the heading on the next leg.


Heading on the opposite tack / gybe 

Calculate opposite-tack headings from the current tack, or the opposite-gybe headings from the current gybe.


Heading to the next mark (Olympic courses)

This one gives you a randomly chosen current leg and its heading and asks for the heading on the next leg, but the angles in olympic courses are more challenging.



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