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Back Issue 'Bundles'

We offer 10 bundles of back issues (in PDF format) that focus on particular themes. Each bundle includes 6 of our best issues on that subject (with a total of roughly 90 pages of in-depth info, tips and diagrams). The list below shows which specific back issues are included for every theme. Each bundle costs $25, which is about a 15% savings compared to buying the issues individually. In addition, current Speed & Smarts subscribers get an extra 20% off the price of the bundles! So, these are a good value when you're looking for lots of ideas about a particular subject. Great as gifts!

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1. Starting  93 Starting: Macro View  94 Starting: Micro View  69 After the Start  68 At the Start  67 Pre-Start Strategy  35 Starting Tips 

2. Upwind Strategy/Tactics  
118 Laylines  97 Upwind Strategy  96 Upwind Tactics  81 The Second Beat  72 First Beat - Tactics  71 First Beat - Strategy

3. Downwind Strategy/Tactics  
125 Downwind Tips  119 Light Air Downwind  102 Downwind Tactics  82 Running Tactics & Strategy  76 The First Reach  24 Downwind Tactics

4. Wind & Water  
122 Puffs and Lulls  110 Waves  108 Current Affairs  90 Persistent Shifts  89 Oscillating Shifts  12 The Wind

5. Overall Strategy  
127 Sailing Conservatively  117 Decision-Making  115 Busting Myths  112 Rules of Thumb  60 Risk and Reward  7 Sailing Psychology

6. Boatspeed  
116 Case of ‘The Slows’  103 Steering  92 Sail by Feel  84 Speed on a Run  73 Go-Fast Preparation  47 Changing Gears

7. Upwind Speed  
126 Jib and Genoa Controls  114 Mainsail Controls  106 Upwind Speed Tips  101 Upwind Sail Trim  99 Upwind Speed  8 Mainsail Trim Upwind

8. Mark Roundings  
107 Mark-Rounding Moves    91 Rule 18 Mark-Room  85 Fast Finishes  80 The Leeward Mark  77 The Jibe Mark  74 Windward Mark Tips

9. Regatta Strategies   
123 Big Fleets   121 Regatta Lessons   109 Championship Analysis   105 Comeback!   55 Setting Priorities  13 Regatta Strategy

10. Classic Resources   
111 Sailor’s Protest Guide   100 Top 100 Tips   65 Expert Advice   64 Crew Resources   62 Race Lists   61 Preparation Lists

All of these issues were updated in early 2014, so all discussions of the racing rules are current and no issue requires a password to open. Bundles are available in PDF format only.