Light air speed and freedom day, with ISSA boathandling rules/restrictions recognition.
FOCUS: 1) Clear Air in Light Air, and 2) Legal, smooth, boat-handling and sail trim (and weight trim)
- work on smooth boat handling, taking advantage of flat water to gain distance upwind with slow initial turns in your tacks.
- downwind, again, you have to be careful not to overdue either the turn or the roll. It’s OK. distance gained downwind is key, without over-slowing or over-rolling and coming out of the gybe too fast. Move gently when on a tack and dont shake the rig/boat with clumsy movements.
- jib trim in light air in an FJ is ABSOLUTELY critical…… down-speed over-trimming is death
- closed leeches on either sale are death
- CLEAR AIR is ALL the more important in light air in these under-powered boats, and wind-shadows/blanket zones are much bigger in light air. You must frame your tactics to seek clear air even more than normal
- your weight should be as low and in the forward/middle of the boat as humanly possible. See photo for crew technique below.
|FJ||Grace’s Coach Boat|
|1||Maddie Hawkins||Abby Tindall|
|2||Mariner Fagan||Ryan Wahba|
|3||Sam Bruce||Addi Harris|
|4||Jordan Bruce||Raam Fox|
|5||Caroline Bayless||Cole Petrinko|
|6||Owen Hennessey||Rees Tindall|
|7||Teddy Cromwell||Hayden Lamb|
|8||Patrick Dolan||Alex Brenia|
|9||Jack O’Donnell||Audrey Klepper||Chase O’Malley|
|10||Zander King||Chase Hilliard|
|505||Benj Damon||Marcus Adam||Andrea Riefkohl|