Getting a GOOD START will go a long way to you having a successfull race.
The nice thing about radio sailing is that you have many starts in a day so you have the chance to pratice and hopefully learn from your mistakes and get goot at them.
There are however some BASIC things you need to establish before the countdown to the start begins.
Check these things out before the start.
Assuming you boat has been switched on and is not sailing away into the the distance ….. Harden up onto a close hauled course as if you are beating to windward with the sails fully in.
TEST BEAT TO WINDWARD - ADJUST IF REQUIRED
If you boat is fully powered up and sailing hands free with very little input from you on the rudder, except perhaps in the puffs or gusts….. Then all is well. IF NOT - something is not right and an adjustment or two needs to be made. CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO TO SHOW YOU WHAT TO DO.