Yesterday’s focus was: Light air tuning, weight trim & boat handling. Light air tactics involve fighting hard for clear air
- many teams improved in this area, but some still need to be far more aggressive finding lanes
- downwind you must be willing to gybe and wing on/off in narrow lanes. A few times I saw boats (usually 1,2,3, or 4) gybing a few more times especially as they approached the mark, and it paid off.
- mark roundings are very important and can be improved. work on a better arc and keeping speed/momentum through the turn. Sail trim was also not ideal; jib follows turn, mainsail trim predicts the turn. The opposite is true (somewhat) when rounding the weather mark.
Today we will warm up for a short time together with whomever can get out there then we will split up:
TODAY’S FOCUS: Balance is our focus today. Work on team racing communication and cover strategies, and BALANCE.
|When the pairs com together Blue 1 slows enough to allow Blue 2 to cross. This forces Red 4 to duck and stay in Blue 2’s Zone. If Red 4 were to leebow Blue 1 and Red 3 stayed on starboard, Blue 1 would need to wait until Blue 2 tacked to cover before considering tacking away from Red 3.
- TR Practice
- 2 on 2 Final Beat Balance Drill
- 3 on 3 Final Beat Balance Drill
- 3 on 3 DW balance to mark 3 (alternate 1,4,6 & 2,3,5 combos)
- work with Coach Bernard, check with him for any pairing changes from below.
|1||Mariner Fagan||Caroline McNeil||Owen Hennessey|
|2||Maddie Hawkins||Blair Reilly||Camille White|
|3||Sam Bruce||Addi Harris|
|4||Jordan Bruce||Andrea Riefkohl|
|5||Caroline Bayless||Abby Tindall||Coach boat|
|6||Ryan Wahba||Marcus Adam|
|8||Teddy Cromwell||Chase Hilliard|
|9||Christiaan Smith||Maddi Meyer||JV Coach Boat|
|10||Zander King||Hayden Lamb|
|11||Patrick Dolan||Jack O’Donnell||Rees Tindall|
|12||Benj Damon||Charlie Granitto||Brooke Arnold|