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During the past 20 years, we have published 129 issues of Speed & Smarts on almost every subject related to racing your boat faster and smarter. Here is a comprehensive list of the themes covered by each of the back issues (we are still adding and updating the info listed here). To view a sample back issue, please click here.


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132 November / December Playbook 5 - Boatspeed
131 August / September Playbook 4 - Mark Roundings
130 May / June Playbook 3 - Downwind
129 January / February Playbook 2 - Upwind
128 November / December Playbook 1 - Starting
127 September / October Sail Conservative
126 July / August Jib & Genoa Controls
125 March / April Downwind Tips
124 January / February New 2013-2016 Rules!
123 November / December Big Fleets
122 July / August Puffs and Lulls
121 May / June Regatta Lessons
120 January / February Race Committee Clues
119 November / December Light Air Downwind
118 September / October Laylines
117 May / June Decision-Making
116 March / April Case of 'The Slows'
115 January / February Busting Myths
114 November / December Mainsail Controls
113 September / October One Versus One
112 May / June Rules of Thumb
111 March / April Sailor's Protest Guide
110 January / February Waves
109 November / December Championship Analysis
108 September / October Current Affairs
107 July / August Mark Rounding Moves
106 May / June Upwind Speed 3 - Tips
105 January / February Comeback!
104 November / December New 2009-2012 Rules
103 September / October Steering
102 May / June Downwind Tactics
101 March / April Upwind Speed 2 - Sail Trim
100 January / February Top 100 Tips!
099 September / October Upwind Speed
098 July / August Rule 16 (Changing Course)
097 May / June Upwind Strategy
096 March / April Upwind Tactics
095 November / December Protests 3: After the Hearing
094 September / October Starting: Micro View
093 May / June Starting: Macro View
092 March / April Sail by Feel
091 January / February Rule 18-Updated!
090 November / December Persistent Shifts
089 September / October Oscillating Shifts
088 May / June Protests 2: The Hearing
087 March / April Protests 1: Before the Hearing
086 January / February New 2005-2008 Rules
085 November / December Fast Finishes
084 September / October Speed on a Run
083 May / June Rules Compliance
082 March / April Running Tactics and Strategy
081 January / February The Second Beat
080 November / December The Leeward Mark
079 September / October The Second Reach
078 May / June Kinetics
077 March / April The Jibe Mark
076 January / February The First Reach
075 November / December 75 Winning Tips
074 July / August Windward Mark Tips
073 May / June Go-Fast Preparation
072 March / April First Beat - Tactics
071 January / February First Beat - Strategy
070 September / October First Beat - Speed
069 July / August After the Start
068 May / June At the Start
067 March / April Pre-Start Strategy
066 January / February New 2001-2005 Rules
065 November / December Expert Advice
064 October Crew Resources
063 August / September Speed Tips
062 July Race Lists
061 May / June Prep Lists
060 April Risk And Reward
059 March Steering Downwind
058 January / February Speed And Weight
057 December Bite The Bullet
056 November Sailing Instructions
055 September / October Setting Priorities
054 August Big Fleets
053 July Protests III - After
052 June Slow Down To Win
051 May Race Course Math
050 March / April Top 50 Tips
049 February Stay Ahead Upwind
048 January Tactician's Role
047 November / December Changing Gears Upwind
046 October Mark Roundings
045 September Protests II
044 August Catching Up
043 June / July Communication
042 May Race Commitee
041 April Match Racing
040 March Appeals And Cases
039 January / February Upwind Strategy 2
038 December Learning
037 November Light Air Upwind
036 October Steering Upwind
035 September Starting Tips
034 August Protests I
033 June / July Tuning Tips
032 May Finishing
031 April Sailing By Feel
030 March Leeward Mark
029 January / February New 1997-2000 Rules
028 November / December Heavy Air Racing
027 October Jibing
026 September Downwind Speed
025 August Problem Solving
024 July Downwind Tactics
023 June Reaching
022 May Spinnaker Trim
021 April Decision-making
020 March Current
019 January / February Downwind Strategy
018 December Sportsmanship
017 November Spinnaker Sets
016 October Windward Mark Roundings
015 September Jib and Genoa Trim
014 August Upwind Tactics 2
013 July Regatta Strategy
012 June The Wind
011 May Boat Preparation
010 March Stategic Principles
009 January / February Tacking
008 November / December Mainsail Trim Upwind
007 October Sailing Psychology
006 September Upwind Tactics
005 August Upwind Strategy
004 July The Ladder Rung Concept
003 June Speed Fundamentals
002 May Starting Tactics
001 April Starting Strategies