Practice Friday 3-13-2020

Practice Friday: YouGotta Regatta Rules: 5 on 5. No sailboat-to-sailboat contact, period. Other than that, most other rules are somewhat open for interpretation. Course will be a Modified NASCAR/WhirlyBird. This intricate course will be described at the Skippers Meeting. You will be required no only to score lower (better) than your opponent, and as you […]

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Practice Thursday 3-12-2020

Drills: Hope for a E/SE wind? Black|Blue: 2 vs. 2 around TR around course. Red/Green Normal TR start to mark 1. Then, get in a  1,2,3,4,5,6. Chase to Mark 3. End drill around mark 3. Repeat 3 times. Like to try Red in a 1-4-6 as well if there’s time. Red, please discuss your thoughts on chase […]

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Practice Wednesday 3-11-2020

Team Race Wednesday (if wind) We may get our magic Magothy easterly today, and if so, we will team race. Either way, PLEASE haul the “Admirals” whaler. Drills: Black/Blue TR around course. Red/Green Normal TR start to mark 1. Then, get in a  1,2,3,4,5,6. Chase to Mark 3. End drill around mark 3. Repeat 3 times. […]

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Race Day Results, 3-10-2020

Race Day: SW wind 8-19 knots in puffs, with 30 degree oscillations. Course was set just about in the middle of this, so it was a gambler’s choice each race. Again some top-notch sailing, and Boat 3 wins race day for the second time in a row with unflappable, always-in-it, conservative but very consistent sailing. […]

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Practice Tuesday 3-10-2020

RACE DAY We will have a Race Day, given the good wind forecast for today, and the poor forecast for tomorrow. In fact, make sure you have workout gear packed for tomorrow. If the wind is too light, we will have a chalk-talk meeting then workout. Key Focus Today: Get out on the water as […]

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Practice Monday 3-9-2020

Monday Practice: 2 Goals: Crew boat handling focus on roll tacks, acceleration especially at the start, & sail trim, upwind and downwind (in FJ and in 420). Fleet race tactics in action. Drills: Practice Starts with video on a few boats. Discuss what you need to do together to accelerate and hold lane. Very often […]

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Practice Video from Thursday 3-5-2020

Here are some of the videos taken from Thursday: 10 & 12: 3 & 8: 4 & 6 : 1 & 9 :   Race Plan, boat 9: Race execution, boat 9:   Race Plan, Boat 7: Race execution, boat 7:        

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Redneck Friday, 3-6-2020

Q: What is a Redneck Friday? A: When you take lunch break, and never return to work. “You might be a redneck if…” any of your front room pieces of furniture is inflatable. the family business requires a lookout. you put in a 40 hour week at Walmart, but don’t work there. you were ever […]

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Practice Thursday, 3-5-2020

Practice today: Boat-handling spotlight: Light air boat-handling requires ability both to be very physical while also being spry enough to feel/know when to be still and let the sails/foils do its thing. Too much movement/rocking can be both illegal and potentially slow. Be extremely careful not to over-trim sails too soon, or at all in […]

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