Race Day Results 10-12-2018

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: – […]

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Practice Friday, 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 […]

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Practice Wednesday 10-10-2018

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 […]

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Practice 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 […]

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Practice 10-04-2018

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 (?) […]

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Practice Wednesday 10-03-2018

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 […]

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Practice Tuesday 10-02-2018

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 […]

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Practice Monday 10-01-2019

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 […]

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