Practice Friday, 5-28-2021

Good wind today. Starting line work: Practice starts…. then a race. You won’t know which will be the race, so plan to get decent starts each time. Heavier-wind boat handling around marks DRILLS –FTL, then race to a leeward gate, working for position in breeze and using great boat handling to gain. — Crowded weather […]

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Practice Thursday 5-27-2021

GEAR SHIFTING Today’s wind forecast has unfortunately descended a bit and it looks like it could be quite unstable. If so, we will do simple line-ups and work on some of the things below. If our Magic-Easterly comes in, we will set up a starting line and do a few more things. Practice 1: weight […]

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Practice Tuesday 5-25-2021

We will work today on STARTS Winning the start is always a fun thing, but it’s never something you can count on. You must, however, to be a successful sailor, work extremely hard (prepare) before every single start and develop The Plan. Don’t ever use the same Plan simply because it worked last time. The […]

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Practice Thursday 5/20/21

Maybe practice: -final beat chase -cover schemes on final beat -switch into: Zander/Rees // Thomas/Robby // Owen Alex 420 Coach Boat(s) 1 Thomas Raam 2 Robby Lilly 3 Owen Scarlett 4 Luke Audrey 5 Alex 6 Ava Regan 7 Zander Rees 8 Kyle Lila 9 Geoff Helena 10 11 12 OUT FJ Gavin 1 Jack […]

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Practice Wednesday 5-19-2021

TR Practice Warm ups: 3 whistles = 360 turn Practice Starts…. will let them go if it’s close When at Mark 1, we will do a FTL combination of RED 3,4,5 and RED 2,4,6 If any wind, we will try our other skipper/crew combinations Jack/Audrey will rotate in with the Blue Team 420 Coach Boat(s) […]

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Practice Tuesday 5-18-2021

Depending on breeze amount/steadiness, we will do a series of Team races with the following teams below. We will likely employ the simpler “3-marks across” Digital-N course, which means that the mark representing the committee boat end of the start line will also serve as Mark 3; and the mark that serves as Mark 2 […]

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Practice, 5-13-2021

420 Coach Boat(s) 1 2 3 4 5 Jack Audrey 6 Nate Julia 7 Ava Helena 8 Rees (?) Reese 9 10 Will John 11 12 Chris M. Kate OUT FJ 1 Zander Scarlett 2 Thomas Raam Gavin 3 Robby Lilly 4 Owen Alex 5 Kyle Lila 6 Chase Regan

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Practice Wednesday 5-12-2021

Looks like mostly lighter winds today. We will do our best. Practice 1: light air weight trim: low and slow (gentle). Consider slight heel to help boat balance Practice 2:: Always be mindful of over-trimming Drills: Normal warm ups, maybe a “survivor” wind sprint Downwind, 3 whistles = a “Gybe-Round“, in which you will approximate […]

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Practice 5-11-2021

Practice 1: Work on better downwind boat control and timing with your partner on tacks and gybes. Practice 2: Make SURE you under-trim the jibs out of a tack, and then sheet in smoothly as the boat accelerates. If you can’t point, often your jib trim is too tight and/or your mainsail trim isn’t tight […]

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