- will load Waszp box in my truck today
- If it’s at all windy, maybe we rig the Laser Foil so we can swap in/out of it.
- Warm up with acceleration from slow and stop
- FTL stop/starts. Make sure you are close/bow-to-stern
- some “normal” practice starts. Evaluate your own strategy and its execution
- Box Start Drill. Any team looking to climb in the results needs to put a priority on getting off the line with speed and options. Too often, I see sailors going through the motions of getting off the line with little or no consideration of pre-start homework or line geometry. Teammates tend to get comfortable knowing who they can out boat-handle and often go for the easy start. This brings the competitiveness of the team down and reinforces a lowest hanging fruit mentality that won’t work at higher level events. I feel that if you spend any more than 45 seconds luffing during the pre-start you are doing it wrong. Sailors need to get into the mindset that each start must to be taken as if it is a make or break it first leg and act accordingly. Boats in the second row or the poachers waiting outside the boat-end of the line must be coached back into the fray.
- I will incorporate two extra marks into the starting area to make a box +/- two boat-lengths wide. Sailors must be within the box during the entirety of the last minute of each sequence.
- If you need to bail out of the box, you must do so under an I-flag restriction and round the ends before re-entering. Under this modification you will have to fight harder for your hole and it disincentivizes getting to the line late.
- After the start you must sail without tacking for 30 seconds to give yourself a a grade/analysis on your start/placement.