Interesting article. I miss the old days of sailing modified gold cups and masthead symmetrical boats strung out on a tight reach. Now I tend to favor P2P races rather than the 3-day regatta of endless up and downs. Should reach legs make a comeback?
Bring Back the Reach
Dr. Derrick Fries explains the benefits of reaching legs in sailboat races versus the slower and more common windward/leeward downwind legs.