Given the fact that it is supposed to be pretty windy today, and 2 of our top skippers are out, we are going to CANCEL practice today at the sailing venue. All sailors today have the day to work out, rest, catch up on homework, and/or prepare for this weekend’s regattas. NO SAILING PRACTICE TODAY. […]Read more "Practice Friday 9-13—UPDATED!!!"
Confounding and dying NW wind. Teams needed to be hyper-vigilant before start as major windshifts changed the landscape to the tune of 30-50 degrees at the start. Lots of pile-ups and fouls at the pin, and a few people actually did their turns, but a few did not. Good competitive sailing in marginal/poor racing conditions. […]Read more "Race Day Results Thursday 9-12-2019"
RACE DAY Prepare for a RACE DAY, with committee boat, flags, and an on-the-water judge. Judge can make penalty calls. You cannot ask for a call from a judge though. NW wind in our venue is very tricky. Prepare for unpredictable stuff. Head down there, rig up, and head out. NO MEETING. You may go […]Read more "Practice Thursday 9-12-2019"
Practice Objectives: The Art of the Start (and some team racing maybe) Like a leeward gate rounding, good, consistent starting can ultimately be seen as a means-to-an-end, and successful execution of your plan. The end is to be going fast in a clear lane on the lifted or correct tack. Pretty simple, but easier said than […]Read more "Practice Wednesday 9-11-2019"
Final Beat / Gate Choice Day I will explain before we head out how we will do these drills. Today we will all sail together and work on two things: Final Beat tactics and strategy. In any final beat, you should have a conscious plan before rounding the mark. Remember in sailing almost more than […]Read more "Practice Tuesday, 9-10-2019"
Today FJ Group with me today. We will work on some team racing today, and FJ boat handling FTL starts -> play to mark 1 and 2. Really important to work on recognition today FTL-Downwind, work on communication and combinations, through mark 3 to 4 We will begin to discuss teams, crew/skipper combo ideas and […]Read more "Practice Monday, 9-9-2019"
Captains Practice today, on campus. Please meet at the flagpole near the football/lacrosse field at 1515, and be dressed for athletic activity. This practice should conclude no later than 1630. I believe the small field is taken; Mr. Domenech said the Old Gym is open if you’d like to use that. Might be wise to […]Read more "Practice Friday 9-6-2019"
Laser Cressy Practice DOWNWIND — Know your 90 Lots of guys sail “by the lee” and all over the place, often with the mainsheet out well past 90 degrees. This can be fast in very light conditions, but becomes trickier and less advantageous in more wind and more waves. Mark your mainsheet on land when […]Read more "Laser Practice Tips for Today: Know Your 90"
Team Run, Then Sailing today If you need to, print out a copy of the run map!! Do NOT get lost: https://severnschoolsailing.com/trainingconditioning/ Change into running gear right away. Stretch.. If you are there early, you can begin rigging up your boat Once complete, we will run 3 distinct practices today in the boat clumps below. […]Read more "Practice Thursday 9-5-2019"
Today was a w/sw wind from 4-10 knots, oscillating 20 degrees, or sometimes more, around the center of our race course, and in a rare achievement we set the race course from the get-go pretty well right in the middle of this wind, so no marks were ever moved. This has almost never happened before; […]Read more "Race Day Notes, 9-04"