Quantum Sail Design Group’s David Flynn takes a look at the Zen of sailing better and faster in his series, “The Racers Edge.”

The more you race, the more you will realize which things have to happen and which can wait. 
Where the crew positions itself is a huge component of boat speed on every point of sail.
I am a mainsail trimmer and my skipper and I are always arguing about de-powering. Which should I be using, the traveler or the mainsheet?