Top 5 rule 42 mistakes

How to avoid a penalty

Check out this great video with National judge and umpire Jack Fenwick to find out what the top 5 most common mistakes are when it comes to Rule 42 when sailing a single-handed dinghy and find out how you can avoid getting a penalty because of it.

So, remember, make sure you avoid:

  1. Sculling below close-hauled
  2. Trigger pull without turning
  3. Body pumping after the start
  4. Rocking without turning
  5. Pumping going downwind

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