Practice 1: Work on body mechanics in our drills, focusing on symmetry/teamwork and consistency, and if possible work on rudderless steering, either locking the tiller/rudder or taking it out completely.Practice 3: Positioning in traffic and mark roundings. Work on far better mark roundings than you have been doing.End of Practice: Electric Slide practice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17ViCtd-dt4&t=46s 420 […]Read more "Practice Friday, 9-24-2021"
Today we will practice only with players listed below. People with names under “day off” on the list below, have the day off. The sailors listed under “coach boat” should report to practice. Heavy air technique upwind and downwind. If necessary we will shorten the roster on-site. Today we will practice only with players listed […]Read more "Practice Wednesday 9-22-2021"
Crowded area boat handling and mark rounding Day 420 Coach Boat(s) 1 Emma F 2 3 4 Anna Howell 5 Finn Fries 6 Nate Paisley Pentecost 7 Chris M. Kate Castleberry Gavin Petrinko 8 Sam Reese Corckran 9 Chase Ella May 10 OUT 11 MacKenzie Getz 12 Natalie King Chris Sixbey FJ Cherop Soi 1 […]Read more "Practice Tuesday 9-21-2021"
PUT IN PONTOON BOAT AND COACH BOAT FIRST Warm up all together. We will do simple boat handling and sail trim drills with everyone. FJ teams stay together, and the 3 crews listed with FJ come with me. Focus again on starting from stop. Drills FTL -> 3 whistles drift/ accelerate practice starts inside the […]Read more "Practice Monday 9-20-2021"
Practice 2: Upwind Modes Day: Point/Speed/FootAlso, Fj’s might do a little team racing. 420 Coach Boat(s) 1 Emma F 2 Paisley Pentecost 3 Natalie King 4 Julia Gavin Petrinko MacKenzie Getz 5 Finn Fries 6 Cherop 7 8 Lilly Baker Helena English 9 Chase Jed OUT 10 Nate Chris Sixbey Anna Howell 11 Robby 12 […]Read more "Practice Friday, 9-17-2021"
Practice 2: Upwind Modes Day: High/Speed/FootAlso, Fj’s will do a little team racing.if wind dies and/or bad weather, we have a lot of boat work to do. HAUL “Admirals” Whaler FOR SURE.Consider hauling SailToon.I want every boat drained before and after practice to check for water 420 Coach Boat(s) 1 Emma F 2 Paisley Pentecost […]Read more "Practice Thursday 9-16-2021"
TODAY Our next few events will be in FJ, so we will begin to integrate them into practice almost every day. NO pre-meeting today. Given the good weather forecast, we will have you head right out to get as much time in the decent wind we should have today FOCUS: NEW CREW FOCUS…. GO over […]Read more "Practice Wednesday 9-15-2021"
Practice 1: Acceleration Day Today we will work on accelerating from going very slow, stopped, and even going backwards. We will also practice the downspeed double-tackCardinal Rules sail trim downspeed is absolutely critical FJ vs. 420 weight trim/body mechanics inside boat low quiet how to accelerate legally DRILLS FTL whistles drill: FTL, going slow. 2 […]Read more "Practice Tuesday 9-14-2021"
Today we will have a simple practice race day, inserting in substitutes; I will not be there today so please all pitch in and help Coach Ron. LAUNCH PONTOON BOAT. Boat can stay in, needs to be towed to my dock (at my house) after practice. Make sure everyone gets in. 420 Coach Boat(s) 1 […]Read more "Practice Monday 9-13-2021"
There IS a bus today Practice 2: Balance/Speed. Continue to work on body mechanics, now add sail trim and boat balance and speed. Today we will work on the basics of sail trim along with proper weight balance for maximum speed. FOCUS: Understand the concept and basics of BOAT BALANCE….what is it, how do you […]Read more "Practice Thursday 9-9-2021"