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.
-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