Team Racing Practice and a Full Rainbow!
week long, Saturday’s forecast was looking wet, but some diehard AYC sailors
knew they wanted to get on the water, whatever the weather! So at 11 am, ten
sailors took 4 J22’s out, and with some puffy conditions, were treated to a
great day on the water for team race practice! The rain even held off, and we
were treated to a full rainbow reaching across the river from USNA to the Naval
ran a port box course (upwind, long offset reach, downwind, short offset
reach), and ran lots of starting practice. The setup: Two practice starts,
each with a 3-minute sequence, in a rolling countdown. The next 3-minute sequence is a start of a 15
to 18 minute race. And with 2 boats
versus 2 boats team racing, the team with the boat in last place loses.
pre-start, there was lots of boat maneuvering for favored position, and use of
the windward/leeward boat right of way rules, and boat handling practice. After the start, boats used the
starboard/port rule, as well as “pinning” a competitor all the way to the edge
of the course to gain advantage. Mark
roundings are another great place to hold up the action and let your teammate
to our hardy sailors for a great day! Tim Bloomfield, Vernon Sheen, Kathleen Elliott, Bob Rutsch, Ron Anderson,
Jenn Adams, Rob Floyd, David Andril, Richard Born with Margaret Podlich running
you a racing sailor who wants a new challenge? Visit the Adult Interclub Race Committee Page for more information on the program. Next up is practice on February 9,
registration will be open this week.