Some good advice to all those looking to improve their racing at this link
http://www.pinbax.com/index.asp?selecti ... #firstbeat
. It consists of 6 sections breaking the race down into starting - first beat - first reach - leeward mark, the run - final windward leg.
Combine this with the new Mirror Book and you should progress through your Armada or open training to succeed at open meetings. Good luck