FJ’s practice Team Racing today 420’s practice boat handling and fleet racing Lasers do some boat handling together. we will re-adjust the plan based on who is/can sail lasers today. z420 Coach Boat 1 2 3 4 Lilly Baker Anna Howell Ben Saunders 5 Nick Garcia Brooke Arnold Chris Sixbey 6 Kyle Reinecke Cole […]Read more "Practice Monday 9-30"
Practice PART I -warm up with everyone: follow the leader, slowing down/stopping/accelerating. Stay bow-to stern, do NOT hit each other. -FTL race to weather mark. I may call out specific boats/colors to go first… -FTL downwind gate-choice practice. Work very hard to pick a side, and pass boats at the leeward gate rounding. Sail final […]Read more "Practice Wednesday 9-25-2019"
TR Practice -in your group of 3 colors (except for black, who lost a skipper), head right out and do pig-in-middles. -Then we do final beat Balance drill. I will explain before we head out. -work on speed passbacks, slow passbacks, and when you are the pig, make it really hard for them to pass […]Read more "Practice Tuesday 9-24"
Please have answers (and I mean ready to go) for the questions in blue for our chalk talk this week. Video is below. Watch it. At the Marchiando TR in Boston, Tufts was smoked off the line by Bowdoin in their first round meeting… Bowdoin had a breakaway 1-2-3 with great balance off the line. […]Read more "Classroom TR Quiz for this week"
Laser (boathandling) & 420 (team race) Practice We will warm up altogether today, and do a split-off upwind windsprint, and then a split off downwind as well. practice starts together then maybe go our separate ways, we’ll see what the wind brings LASERS looks like 4 or 5 lasers today We will do simple upwind […]Read more "Practice Monday 9-23-2019"
6-12 knot southerly with a big oscillation from SE-S. Teams that found a lane early on the correct big-picture tack did well. The top 3 boats did this very well. It was vital to tune in to the wind, it’s very variable trends, and really “be racing” before the 3 minute gun… really important constantly […]Read more "Race Day Results Friday 9-20"
The most interesting RACE DAY in the world We were going to be 2 lasers down today, so we will move Laser day to Monday. This will also give our weekend teams a final chance to prepare for our regattas. No meeting, head out immediately W4 unless otherwise instructed On-the-water judging is active X flag […]Read more "Practice Friday 9-20-2019"
Fleet Race tune up + a little TR FJ boats will work together with the 420’s on some basic/advanced boat handling today, sail trim/weight trim work, and then FJ’s will break off with me and maybe have a few TR’s. We are also giving our weekend freshman FJ team a chance to tune up in […]Read more "Practice Thursday 9-19-2019"
Team Race Practice Day PLEASE LOOK INTO why #5 does not have a boom vang and lets rig one up for today!!! Boathandling Starts Teamwork around course to mark 3. Work on RECOGNITION -Execution NOTES -too much team racing on first leg yesterday. This is a speed/spring/fleet race leg -way too much playing back when […]Read more "Practice Wednesday 9-18-2019"
Team Race Tuesday! go to marina and check every single 420. Apparently #12 doesn’t even have a vang? We need to make sure all these boats are rigged properly and working. I will bring electrical tape. Let’s tape every single ring. Those that need to run, do so immediately. Mr. Beckman or I will start […]Read more "Practice Tuesday 9-17-2019 “BattleBoats”"