Sailboat racing is the most exciting activity!!
Because it involves multiple related dimensions. Ideally it is boat-speed, boat-handling, boat-on-boat tactics and strategy.
Boatspeed is driven mainly by design, boat prep and boathandling. Boathandling is how your crew handles the sails and one another, and is key to both boatspeed and boat-on-boat tactics. Boat-on-boat tactics is how you play situations in which boats are close together, at the starts, during roundings and crosses, and at the finish. And strategy is about playing the weather, the wind, the tide, and the racecourse.