Today (Friday) we had a N breeze around 6-16 knots, with significant left trend pressure, which would inexplicably go back right. Race course was perfectly set for a very unstable wind, although we kept moving to accommodate a backing trend all afternoon. Great gear-shifting conditions, with full white-cap hiking followed by in-the-boat lulls. Observations: – […]Read more "Race Day Results 10-12-2018"
Race Day. No meeting; We will do as many races as we can. Please rig and get out to tune up ASAP. Course will be normal; I will attempt to change the line and leeward gate favor; my intent is to keep the course slightly too short, which will mimic what you will see tomorrow […]Read more "Practice Friday, 10-12-2018"
MUST HAUL both Whaler coach boats today after (or before) practice. Finding clear air downwind and lane management. Theme for today will be sailing in narrow, BUT CLEAR AIR lanes downwind. DW laylines are a lot narrower and offer fewer places to be, so planning and aggressively sailing for clear air is a must. Sail […]Read more "Practice Wednesday 10-10-2018"
Confounding conditions (maybe like this weekend at the qualifier) today. Light, lighter, big right shift, went back for a bit, then right again. Sail away from boats downwind for clear air, find lanes and any pressure. Winners today said simple boat handling helped them winRead more "Race Day Results Tuesday 10-09-2018"
Today we will have a Mixed fleet (FJ/420) Race Day assuming there’s enough wind, with some added scored races either tomorrow or Thursday depending on wind strength. A few practice starts for those out early. Work on getting off the line and getting a clear lane in phase. Assess line & gates as I will try […]Read more "Practice Tuesday 10-09-2018"
PRACTICE focus: BALANCE steer less and balance the boat more with your weight trim Boat Balance: What does it take to sail the boat with your weight, and not the rudder? Varsity sail w/out rudder, upwind and down. JV try rudderless sailing. Get far away from each other before you do this. Rudderless race (?) […]Read more "Practice 10-04-2018"
Today we will have a TEAM RACE CHALLENGE. Red vs. Black vs. Blue vs. Green. Who will win? This will be an Epic Battle 420 1 Mariner Fagan Ryan Wahba OUT 2 Ella May Corckran Raam Fox Sam Bruce 3 Marcus Adam Rees Tindall Jordan Bruce 4 Benj Damon Chase O’Malley Maddie Hawkins […]Read more "Practice Wednesday 10-03-2018"
RIG TUNING / SAIL TRIM DAY read this: https://severnschoolsailing.com/z420-sail-trim-guide/ We will do normal drills and then a few races. Your goal for today is to try a few different settings and learn a little more about your boat. Discuss with your skipper crew especially mainsheet trim and changes in it Jib trim, when to pull in […]Read more "Practice Tuesday 10-02-2018"
Rabbit….Rabbit Today we will meet in Teel 302 to go over weekend regattas, some chalk talk, then work out. You should be done by 5pm today. Agenda: -last weekend regatta de-brief -Plan for this week: -we will sail together most of the week -Captain’s Practice Friday. – -one regatta this coming weekend (JV @ DC […]Read more "Practice Monday 10-01-2019"