this episode, we hear from the boat's strategist, Eric Doyle. Prior to the
race, the strategist communicates with weather boats out on the race course.
He then confers with the Helmsman and other members of the Afterguard to
develop a race strategy. The strategist also works closely with the mainsail
trimmer to adjust the
which alter the curvature of the mast, determining the shape of the genoa
and mainsail. When the wind is light, the strategist goes aloft to search
for a breeze. Eric raced in the 2000 America's Cup as mainsail trimmer
aboard Conner's Stars & Stripes. His honors include 1999 North American and
World Star Class Champion.
You can view the entire 22-minute BMW
ORACLE Racing Crew video on Sail.TV.