Practice Thursday 9-20-2018

Final Beat / Downwind Gate Day for Whole Team :   TEAM COMMUNICATION, focus, boat-handling, & TACTICS
Things to work on:

  • keeping options open downwind as much as possible, and communicating about favored gate/favored next side, etc.. Do all this while sailing fast and in clear air downwind.
  • mark roundings & positioning
  • boat handling. Don’t be afraid to gybe twice in succession!
  • Upwind, consider where you are. back of fleet, you need to gain 2-5 places. Mid-fleet, you need to gain 1-3 places. top of fleet, you need to stay where you are.
  • use upwind final beat as a platform to find the best open lane, clear air route to the finish. Constantly communicate
  • Keep your score upwind! every boat you beat is +1; each boat you lose is -1. the highest score wins.

Drill procedure:

  • Line up in reverse Sail-Number-Order. 12-11-10, etc. Follow coach boat. round weather mark in SNO and race to leeward gate. Pick the correct gate, and race final beat to finish. KEEP YOUR SCORE.
  • Then rotate numbers to  11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,12. Repeat


2 Charlie Granitto
7 Zander King Benj Damon Chris Sixbey
8 Teddy Cromwell Hayden Lamb Alex Brenia
9 Patrick Dolan Matt Hoyt Chase O’Malley
10 Christiaan Smith Chase Hilliard Cole Petrinko
11 Jack O’Donnell Maddi Meyer Anna Howell
12 Ella May Corckran Raam Fox Brooke Arnold
FJ1 Mariner Fagan Ryan  Wahba Wes Ingrao
FJ2 Maddie Hawkins Marcus Adam
FJ3 Caroline Bayless Abby Tindall
FJ4 Sam Bruce Addi Harris
FJ5 Jordan Bruce Andrea Riefkohl
FJ6 Owen Hennessey Rees Tindall

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