Today we will work on 2 things today: Final Beat tactics Downwind positioning for a gate Drills: Descending Sail Number order (12-1) Final Beat Drill to a finish line. Follow the leader in SNO, when whistle blows you round the leeward gate (either one) and race to the finish. If you are in top 4, […]Read more "Practice Thursday"
Boat handling today, with some downwind positioning drills, and a few practice starts. I will be late today. PLEASE RIG AND GO OUT IMMEDIATELY. Do not hang out waiting for me. -We all need to roll later, harder, and have more consistent tacks in varying conditions. Will focus today on crew technique. -downwind gybes need […]Read more "Practice Wednesday 9-27"
Hi; one protest still to be heard. Great work to all of you. Every team had a top-6 finish, not easy in our competitive fleet. We will hear the protest tomorrow before practice. For the rest of the week we will work on boat handling positioning downwind startingRead more "Race Day Results (protest pending)"
FLEET RACE PRACTICE We will add on today to our race day results, and the top two teams at the end of our practice will start this Saturday. We will also bring an alternate/second skipper and crew, and likely heavy crew. Varsity will be in FJ’s all week in order to practice boat handling for […]Read more "Practice Tuesday 9-26-2017"
TEAM RACE THURSDAY Our team race team is our whole team. As we head toward the TR Qualifier in October, we will create our fastest possible team that works well together. Starting today and next week, we will try combinations toward that goal. We will also likely sail 2 teams at the qualifier, Red and […]Read more "Practice Thursday 9-21-2017"
As mentioned on Tuesday, Race Day results (below) will accumulate next week to determine who starts for us at the League Championship. We will finish this off early in the week so we can switch to training in FJ’s. Notes: Left paid off… until it didn’t. Hope you noticed that I kept moving the starting […]Read more "Race Day Cumulative Results 9/20/2017"
Warm up with Tacking practice. Work very hard to roll late, and hard. Skippers must roll harder. We will then do a few more Race Day races for our series. 1 Maddie Hawkins Blair Reilly Heavy crew sub in 2 Caroline Bayless Abbie Tindall 3 Mariner Fagan Caroline McNeil 4 Sam Bruce Ryan Wahba 5 […]Read more "Practice Wednesday 9-20-2017"
Race Day Boat handling was average/below average for all Need to roll tack far later, almost all the time. You have to work on timing. Start the turn slow, but then speed it up as the boat slows, and then roll hard and late. Skippers MUST roll more. Crews can’t do it by themselves. The […]Read more "Race Day Results 9-19-2017"
LAUNCH COACH BOATS BEFORE RIGGING SAILBOATS Today (and likely tomorrow) will be RACE DAY. We will do a brief warm up for boat that get out early. If it’s actually windy we may also try heavy crew combinations. Since we have not had much sailing in the last week, we will use today and tomorrow […]Read more "PRACTICE Tuesday 9-19-2017"