play / strategy / sequence
The starting sequence is the period during which the boats compete to get into position on the starting line. It takes a lot of practice and experience to navigate a boat through a dense fleet into a favourable position with clean air. In real-life racing, the starting sequence format lasts 5 minutes (equivalent to 5 throws of the dice), but in tacking duels you are free to choose any duration and any format that you like. We recommend applying a 3-minute sequence which is equivalent to 3 throws of the dice.