Practice Notes 10-8-2019

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 […]

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Race Day Notes, 9-04

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; […]

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Monday Practice Notes

-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… […]

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Practice Wednesday 10/24/2018

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 […]

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