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"
LAUNCH COACH BOAT BEFORE PRACTICE c420 Team Race Day. -practice starts. Work on timing/stop-starting, team work. Please focus on aggressive but FAIR play and seek to settle your own situations out yourselves before the start. As an umpire I will be very unhappy if I have to make calls before the start -communication on first […]Read more "Practice Wednesday 10/24/2018"