LIGHT AIR Stops/Starts / Downspeed acceleration, mark rounding day, Maybe some starts.
Today we will work on stopping/starting. This skill is vital before the start and in team racing. The goal is to execute an acceleration as quickly as possible, without losing too much upwind height. This is another “feel” part of sailing where the skipper/crew have to feel when the boat starts lifting on its foils so you can then point/hike, etc.
Work very hard today to communicate with each other, then work on stops/starts ideally without having to say much. The key is that you need to be intuitive with each other and the boat. Not easy, but critical. Use your weight and sail trim.
We will RS/WS upwind, and then round a weather mark/offet, then gybe downind to a leeward gate rounding. Work on speed through the mark rounding. Sharp steering around marks is slow, especially in light air.
|1||Mariner Fagan||Ryan Wahba|
|2||Marcus Adam||Hayden Lamb|
|3||Sam Bruce||Addi Harris|
|4||Jordan Bruce||Andrea Riefkohl|
|5||Caroline Bayless||Abby Tindall||Regan King|
|6||Owen Hennessey||Rees Tindall|
|7||Teddy Cromwell||Benj Damon||Jack O’Donnell|
|8||Zander King||Alex Brenia||Raam Fox|
|9||Patrick Dolan||Cole Petrinko||Chase Hilliard|