Sail Training 3 was a great day! Excellent sailing across the groups, on a day when there was a decent but cool breeze.
Here are some videos covering several topics, some of which were new on the day and some which were re-visiting what we’ve covered before. Enjoy!
This one looks at the benefit of a good rounding of the leeward mark:
This one shows an attempt to take advantage of a possible bad rounding by someone ahead of you:
These two illustrate what happens if you try to barge in at the committee boat when there’s no room:
This one graphically shows the importance of getting clear air (a clear ‘lane’) off the start line, especially in big fleets):
And finally this one shows several examples of ‘hovering’ on the start line: great for improving boat control and tide awareness, great for building confidence in your boat handling, and very useful for making excellent starts on crowded lines:
(No commentary on this one, but listen to the soundtrack for some clues.)
Take a look, hopefully they’ll help your sailing next time!