Practice Tuesday 4-24-2018

Today for boat handling I’d like to work on better FJ gybes. Work on creating more acceleration and downhill direction out of the gybe. In light air it almost doesn’t matter about sail trim immediately after the gybe, as your kinetic energy from the roll should overcome and be more profitable than the wind on the sails. You of course transition to wind-driven, but we want to make sure that when we gybe we are, if anything, gaining. We have been too inconsistent and our mistakes are/have been:

  • too much turn, adding too much distance
  • not enough roll
  • off timing
  • steering way too much. Need inspiration? watch THIS

Also, let’s work on crew leadership, communication, and function this week. Please read this to prepare

TR Drills:

  • starts and final beats in combos.
  • offset leg 2-on-1’s
  • downwind 2 on 1’s (partially to work on DW boat handling)
  • a few games trying our teams for this weekend. Be prepared to switch around a little
FJ1 Mariner Fagan Caroline McNeil
FJ2 Caroline Bayless Abby Tindall
3 Maddie Hawkins Blair Reilly
4 Jordan Bruce Ryan  Wahba
5 Sam Bruce Camille White Coach boat
6 Owen Hennessey Addi Harris Marcus Adam
7 Patrick Dolan Charlie Granitto Andrea Riefkohl
8 Teddy Cromwell Rees Tindall
9 Benj Damon Jack O’Donnell JV Coach Boat
10 Christiaan Smith Chase Hilliard
11 Zander King Hayden Lamb
12 Brooke Arnold
Maddi Meyer

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