DC Sail Varsity Results

DC SAIL VARSITY FLEET 910 – Final Results

Congratulations to
A Div:  Mariner/Caroline
B Div:  Sam/Ryan

…for winning the DC Sail Varsity event. This was at their new venue, during a Nationals baseball game, just across the street.
It’s a miniature Charles River, with humbling and inexplicable wind changes. Our team overall minimized risk, avoided over-earlies, and stayed mostly focused to win.

Our boatspeed was good overall. Our boat handling improved, but can and needs to improve more. We will talk more about the event tomorrow.

Notes

-be willing to make the extra wing-on/off gybe as you near the leeward mark. Too often we just floated in when two moves could have been better

-always focus before the start. Do NOT let distractions take you out of the game

-if you can’t tack when you want, do what you need to to get out of being pinned. Or, don’t get pinned.

-roll tack late, or later

-adjust mainsail trim for more height

-Never over trim the FJ jib when downspeed, or for long. This is a speed killer

-don’t switch sides upwind or downwind in a goofy venue

-nice job getting better as the day went on

DC SAIL VARSITY FLEET 910 – Final Results

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