The start line of any slalom race is where podiums can be decided in the blink of an eye. Getting that holeshot into the first reach is a vital advantage but no sailor wants to be over early. It’s a fine line that demands skill, judgement and a lucky roll of the dice. If you want to know how to stack the odds in your favour, read on as some of the world’s best racers give their advice on slalom starts.
Words Matteo Iachino, Ross Williams, Kurosh Kiani, Antoine Albeau, Pierre Mortefon And John Skye // Photos John Carter
Originally published within the January February ’18 edition.