Overall good practice work on sail trim edits for point mode and speed mode work on weight trim fore/aft downwind make sure you don’t over-vang in lighter air downwind work hard to achieve clear air while sailing toward the mark on the correct gybe Videos: https://share.icloud.com/photos/0Fv6iDm9TNiT99j86C8saXneARead more "Wednesday Practice de-brief"
Good work today at the Marina. Apologies for not activating the Zoom room; technical difficulties today. No sailing meeting at all tomorrow, we will re-convene next Tuesday after Labor Day weekend. Here are some observations from our meeting today: https://share.icloud.com/photos/04JGR9Md2GwGPQHu5intmWDQgRead more "Thursday Meeting De-Brief"
Here are some of the videos taken from Thursday: 10 & 12: https://share.icloud.com/photos/0qZg4Pkc_pV_R_PL3Wtpi1qrQ 3 & 8: https://share.icloud.com/photos/0hBDiP23Y67CxsosWatE4ZWWw 4 & 6 : https://share.icloud.com/photos/0IeXfxxuLLVqCoBaRJ2Ql_NBQ 1 & 9 : https://share.icloud.com/photos/0aO2VgA1KTr46dlVX_9P5ktNg Race Plan, boat 9: https://share.icloud.com/photos/0OeLAakO5tIOHAHBlYbgmnukg Race execution, boat 9: https://share.icloud.com/photos/0NCbw4G_b0vNS0m-8UmJNXXqw Race Plan, Boat 7: https://share.icloud.com/photos/0c1cT6Grvgcek8WjGP2PZAscA Race execution, boat 7: https://share.icloud.com/photos/0AQEDZj4NDeJFtTRxXGyl3P3ARead more "Practice Video from Thursday 3-5-2020"
Outlook for the Week (tentative) Based on the forecast for the week, we will Monday: Sail, or try to sail. If there is no wind, we will work on the boats more, and also do a dry-land crew training day Tuesday: MAKE-UP TEAM RUN. We will again try to sail tomorrow. If the forecast is […]Read more "Practice Monday 2-24-2020"
Today we did practice starts, first upwind beats, then DW in SNO to a leeward gate, finish upwind. Conditions: NE Wind 5-14 knots, with fairly consistent oscillations around 20-30 degrees at the most. Today the wind had a middle, and it simply went back and forth on either side of it. The race course was […]Read more "Practice Notes 10-8-2019"
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"
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"
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-when covered, TACK. Unless you are suckering someone, you cannot simply sail along in bad air making the opponents job exponentially easier. A couple times on the final beat we saw this. In the 1,5,6 when we gave up the 1, everything was working except that the two boats that were on starboard never tacked… […]Read more "Monday Practice Notes"