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 a gybe-then-immediate mark rounding, heading upwind. Next 3 whistles = double-tack then round a weather mark and go downwind again. Key is sail trim and skipper being able to sheet in quick enough on the Gybe-Round while still steering well, along with proper boat control. This one is often a place where mistakes are made. Upwind you need to work on keeping some momentum through the second tack then AGGRESSIVELY use body controls and sail trim to turn boat downwind, minimizing rudder drag.
  • practice starts
  • Something else
420Coach Boat(s)
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5JackAudrey
6NateJulia
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10WillJohn
11ChaseReganHelena
12Chris M.Reese
OUT
FJKate
1ZanderAlex
2ThomasRaamGavin
3RobbyLilly
4OwenScarlett
5KyleLila
6AvaRees
Luke

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