Greg Fisher's "gears"
I have read his articles and the book he did and I still do not understand exactly which gear is what. I understand the idea, and I understand some of what he is saying. But I cannot picture "first" "second" "third" and fourth" and tie that to terms like power, acceleration, speed and pointing yet. Can anyone clear up the mystery? I'd like to pair up the terms of speed etc with the gears and pair those to the actual positions of the boat going upwind. So for example, is "pointing" considered fourth gear? Is footing considered acceleration, and first gear? Is in the groove, between pointing and footing considered speed, and third gear? What is second gear? If you get my question and understand please advise.