Today is a Team Race Regatta Day. We will have 4 TR teams, and we will do a few drills to work on boat handling, especially for the FJ group, and then team race with fully umpired, start-to-finish, scored team races. The 2 boats with Coach White will work on boat handling and some match […]Read more "Practice Plan Thursday 3/31/2016"
Team Race Practice today. What is Balance? Why is it important. We will make up teams when we get to the rink, and see who’s there. Quiz. Look at the picture below, and tell me why it IS or IS NOT and example of balance for BLUE. This is not a trick question, it’s simple… […]Read more "Practice Wednesday 3-30-2016"
Hi We will focus of course on TR this week. Today, Red & Black sail 420’s. You will sail some FJ’s this week as well. Looks like I brought the wind home with me. The BVI had 20-30 knots every day and night. Looks to be close to that during the day, with a few […]Read more "Practice Tuesday 29 March"
Long day today at SSA, but the day was a good learning experience for the Severn School Sailing Team. This regatta almost never happened; we were within 2 minutes of cancelling the event, when the breeze finally came in from the N-NE at 4-7 knots. We were able to sneak in a full round robin […]Read more "SSA Team Race Regatta Report & Results"
Roster For Today PLAN Boat handling drills (all together) Team Race Practice Starts FTL Team Race starts and first beats DW Leg in prescribed combos Final Beats in prescribed combos Second team work on 2 on 2 team racesRead more "Practice Plan Friday 3-11"
Overall, very impressed with the sailing today. Seven of the nine boats had top 3 finishes today; that’s great news for our team. Lots of video from today, will upload soon. Sorry not to get Marcus in! We had a missing skipper, but much was learned on the coach boats today. WSW wind 4- 8 […]Read more "Race Day Results & Report"
Notice of c420 Advanced Clinic in late June at C of C. http://www.sail1design.com/11513-2/ ALso, check out our list of other clinics…. good to do. Click the link below and scroll down: https://severnschoolsailing.com/sailing-in-college/Read more "Advanced 420 Clinic this Summer @ College of Charleston"
Had enough team racing? Today is a Race Day. Courses: W-L 2 with a leeward gate, maybe an offset at Weather mark. Rig and get out there ASAP. No throwouts. Scores will be kept. 420’s. Work on your roll tacks:Read more "Practice Plan 3-10-2016"
FJ’s are easier to sail heavy. Don’t psych yourself out as much in light air if you think you are “heavy.” Roll the boat very aggressively, and keep the boat flat, and you can compete against lighter teams. The FJ has a narrower waterline. 420’s are in fact more weight sensitive at the extremes.. that […]Read more "WAC Practice Notes, 3-9-2016"
TODAY Given the missing sailors for our first regatta, today will be a boat-handling day with new teams, and maybe a few fleet races. We will then do some team racing. (see PLAN below) These new teams are nothing other than to give a look at what we will have for this weekend, and to […]Read more "Practice Plan Tuesday 3-8-2016"