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 enough.
Practice 3: Downwind, work very hard to get free and in a place where you can gybe and tack. Your tactical considerations for the leeward gate or finish start early, since when going downwind, you are normally headed right for the target.
- normal warm ups, try to do some stops/starts along with the usual
- more practice starts, with one leg up.
- Focus: How to finish downwind well.