Practice Wednesday 3-7-2018

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) Mark3trapordie


  • 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

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