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 to be more aggressive, which will produce better outcome results (out of the gybe)
– Steer with your sails (trim main/backwind jib)
– Keep the boat flat during the turn before the roll
– Roll later (after the jib starts to turn the boat)
– Roll at the same time
– Keep the jib full the entire time
– Ease the sails during the peak of the tack
– Trim the main in again as you flatten
– Straighten the rudder before you flatten
– Steer by healing the boat to leeward before the tack
– Roll too early
– Have the skipper and crew roll at different times
– Let the jib luff at all
– Keep the sails (especially the main) trimmed in while you flatten.
– Flatten with the rudder at an angle
|Heavy crew sub in||Maddie Hawkins||Blair Reilly||1|
|Caroline Bayless||Abbie Tindall||2|
|Mariner Fagan||Caroline McNeil||3|
|Sam Bruce||Ryan Wahba||4|
|Jordan Bruce||Addi Harris||5|
|Owen Hennessey||Andrea Riefkohl||6|
|Hayden Lamb||Marcus Adam||Brooke Arnold||7|
|Madeline Toomey||Maddi Meyer||8|
|Teddy Cromwell||Benji Damon||9|
|Camille White||Patrick Dolan||Charlie Granitto||10|
|Zander King||Chase Hilliard||11|
|Christiaan Smith||Jack O’Donnell||12|