How do you compete?
In sailing there are different types of competitions called regattas, where boats sail to the finish line along a triangle-shaped course, facing the wind in three different directions. They must pass the signal buoys in a predetermined order.
Points are awarded according to the position in which the athlete finishes the circuit. For example, the first to arrive gets one point, the second placed gets two, and so on. In the final regatta the points are doubled and the person or crew with the fewest total points is the winner.
Competitions are divided by categories (female, male, open or mixed) and, in turn, by classes, which determine the type of boat and whether it is played individually, in pairs. or groups of three.