I am asking again if you would please bring the recently returned whaler to the ramp. The marina has a ramp key if you want to get it before I get there. If not, I will have one when I arrive. I can also use my truck to actually launch, but I would appreciate it if you would bring the boat as far down as you can.
We will prepare our JV team for the weekend regatta with a few short practice starts and maybe a race or two today.
After that, we will have everyone work on simple pass-backs both up and downwind and around the team race course.. What does it take to execute a good pass-back? Excellent boat-handling, aggressive sailing with a keen insight on not breaking rules, and teamwork. Here you find 3 boats, and round a leeward mark to port. The goal of the drill is to execute the pass-back as quickly as possible. It must be done before the finish line. If not, the pig wins; all the pig needs to do is stay in 2nd. Boats executing the pass-back must finish 1,2 across the line. Then, form up in the same order of 3, and do the exact same drill on the first offset, from mark 1 to 2. Here the distance is obviously compressed. Then, form up yet again in the same group of 3 and do the same drill downwind by rounding mark 3 to starboard. The drill ends as the boats round a simulated Mark 3. Then, do the drill in the same boat order from mark 3 to mark 4. Drill is complete. Find a new pig, and move on.
If time, a few situational drills for the Red team against Black.