Practice Monday 5-6-2019

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
12tt OUT
505 Benj Damon Marcus Adam Andrea Riefkohl
Regan King


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