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This is a 'big boat' template based on Rob Greenhalgh's 'Oman Sail Tour de France a la Voile 2010' model.

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Essential preparation: develop a schedule for training and competition, ensure availability of all and secure substitutes for every team member (including onshore staff) in case of illness, injury or last-minute travel issues (cancelled or missed flights, vehicle breakdowns, etc).

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Name all personnel: crew, on-shore support and other administrators and helpers.

Put all their names in the Responsible list so you can easily select those Responsible for each goal. NB use at least 3 characters (rather than initials) so you can Search for them in this goalscape.

Use Links in this Notes field for each person's email address or to access their details in your Contacts. Include relevant information about each person's requirements for:

  • Accommodation
  • Finances
  • Food & Drink
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    Core team and all on-site personnel:

  • Accommodation
  • Bike rental
  • Mobile Phones
  • Computer & Internet Access
  • Food & Drink
  • Washing
  • Schedule
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    Consider:

  • Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Onboard roles
  • Shore Roles
  • Communication
  • Weight!
  • Devise appropriate tests and encourage competition for places.

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  • Bikes
  • Gym
  • Phones
  • Homesick?
  • Internet
  • English Understanding
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    Use the Buddy System:

    Daily pairings with amateur sailors and pros to promote interaction and mutual understanding.

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    Responsibilities:

  • Boat Maintenance
  • Vehicle movement
  • Spares
  • Offshore/inshore Load List
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    Responsibilities:

  • Finances, Budget and cost control
  • Overall Logistics
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    Responsibilities:

  • Food
  • Schedule
  • Interpretor
  • Vehicle Movement
  • Washing
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    Establish maximum number according to class, series or race rules.

    Recruit the right people and agree schedule (including training program), basis of employment, pay and conditions.

    Establish and reinforce true commitment to the cause.

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    Responsibilities:

  • Schedule
  • Finances
  • General Management
  • Tactician/Mainsheet?
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    Inshore Bowman and Offshore bow/trim

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    Responsibilities:

  • Jib & Kite Trimmer
  • Input to sail program
  • Speed
  • Inventory on board
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    Responsibilities:

  • Offshore Only
  • Navigation, Weather & Strategy
  • Electronics
  • Calibration
  • Starting Package
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    Responsibilities:

  • Inshore helmsman
  • Offshore Helm/Trim
  • Rules (and translation?)
  • Measurement
  • SI and NoR
  • Logistics
  • Boat Tuning & Speed
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    List details for everyone (and publish to the group?).

    Work with external providers (physio, personal traoiniers) and build individual programs for everyone (focus on the crew members).

  • Gym Membership
  • Gym Program
  • Weight Management
  • Diet and nutrition
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    Try to tack on 1st Shift

    Avoid boats crossing you early

    Lead on shifts

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    Mainsheet to call non-crosses

    Tactician to call dip or cross

    Tactician/mainsheet to communicate about cross

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    Tight leebow tacks

    Skipper to call with Helmsman

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    Knowing when we can tack and cross

    Being able to a tack and dip a single boat at close range

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    High slow to hold lane

    Be close hauled as you pass the starboard tacker

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    Dirty Air hurts

    Don't get there early if in pack

    10-15 lengths below layline if working right

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    Use final shift.

    No need to hit starboard layline until 4 lengths away

    Port Approach is good (see neighboring Port Approach goal).

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    High Risk! Stay alert.

    Take dips to avoid the port layline if in pack.

    Close gauge on a leeward boat to hold them from tacking.

    Decide early whether to dip or tack.

    Establish calls to communicate with the whole crew and practice!

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    Look especially at 'Tacking inside 3 Boat Lengths'.

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    Side/Set Call made either on offset or prior to mark

    No Call: Straight Set

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    Bear Away at mark and hoist

    Light-Moderate: Aim to have boat behind on WW hip (low mode A3)

    Moderate: Speed build and extend. Looking to work depth once up to speed

    Fresh: Speed Build

  • Avoid overlapping to WW of boats unless can roll
  • Do not sail too high
  • Know the mode
  • If there is space behind, work the low mode on boats ahead
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    Going deep on hoist will allow you to gybe-set

    Aim to exit mark with trailing boat on WW hip.

    Break any overlaps on offset

    Avoid being rolled!

    Early Gybe means gybe after 40 seconds (ie once clear of dirty air)

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    Break Overlaps with boat in Front if you are going to lose at hoist.

    Break Overlaps on boats behind

    Check height(s) of boat(s) behind

    Compass bearing of offset mark if hoisting on offset.

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    Aiming to roll boat in front:

    1. If it is slow

    2. 2 boats close in front with 2nd boat overlapped to leeward of lead boat - roll 2nd boat

    Maintain 1 boat length of height at mark - delay hoist if necessary

    Only good if want the left side of the course (looking upwind).

    Danger of boat behind holding you out if you do not complete the roll

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    Mode changes

    Call leeward mark early depending on next windward leg (you can always change your mind if the wind shifts or the situation changes, eg wrt other boats)

    Downwind legs should always include at least 2 or 3 gybes.

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    Careful with heel

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    Low and slow if windy

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    Match or beat lead boat depending on set-up.

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    Dummy gybes can be devastating: practice them!

    If the trailing boat ends up on your windward hip it's still OK

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    If pinned:

  • Low mode to get close to pinning boat early
  • Force them to gybe
  • Accelerate, separate and gybe
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    Changing sides late is fine - if outside the 3-lengths zone

    Speed is king

    Low and slow is bad

    Need to find laylines quite late

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    Sail high or low to gain or lose distance on final gybe to assist the drop and mark rounding.

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  • Mainsheet hand to co-ordinate sail trim and acceleration
  • Jib On for Bow Down with soft main
  • Jib Ease and slow trim with main for acceleration
  • Straight and stationary rudder until flow achieved
  • Time the acceleration process
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    Tactician to call 'Time to Burn'

    If within 8 seconds until start then:

    1. sails ease

    2. bow Down

    If 10+ seconds until start

    1. High & Slow

    2. Be ready to bear away and practice.

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  • Thin Build
  • Fat Build
  • VMG Build
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    Hike hard to accelerate even when the boat is flat so the boat accelerates quickly as the sails are sheeted

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    Tactician to call 'GO'

    Mode Call

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  • Jib Ease 50mm
  • Small bow down
  • Keep boat on its feet
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    If less than 5 degrees, ignore bias when deciding strategy.

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  • If we want the right, how hard do we want to fight for the boat?
  • Sail starboard End Layline to check Set Up
  • The pack will advance on the line quickly with bias
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  • Port Approach
  • Below Pack
  • If short beat then consider amount of bias required for 1st cross
  • Happy middle to port if < 5 degrees bias
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  • Mid line
  • Try to ascertain phase at 2-3 minutes - depends on period of oscillation
  • Try to tack on 1st shift to capitalize on shifts
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  • Pack Pushing over
  • Raft-ups near Port End
  • Port end boat or buoy
  • Port End layline?
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  • Above Pack
  • Careful of boats tacking and crossing
  • Need to cross boats to weather
  • High Mode
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  • Fight for Pin if very biased?? High risk!
  • Fallback is 1/3 of the way up the line
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  • Mid line
  • Be able to tack on 1st shift
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  • Time sailing the length of the line
  • Time from pin to preferred start area
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  • Execute double tack in last 60-30 seconds
  • Sail Trim
  • Not too much rudder
  • Establish flow on foils
  • Kinetics
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    Looking for a gap to Tack into

    If wanting Port 1/2 of line then pass port end with 1-2 mins remaining

    If wanting Starboard 1/2 of line then pass port end with 2-3 mins remaining

    Hang 50-80 metres back from line

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    1. Luff early to make him overlap below

    Fall back onto port above him and follow

    Defense: Luff with lead boat or go slow

    2. Tack early in gap: make him tack, fall back onto port and close gap to starboard boat. If starboard boat goes bow down then take his transom

    Defense: Take transom of lead boat

    3. Late dip on starboard boat and go above. Very good if starboard boat has bow down

    4. Gybe around

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    Low approach

    Do not tack too close to windward boat, but close gauge over final 40 seconds

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    Tactician to watch for boats hooking

    Defense: Accelerate, Jib on Hard, Main out

    Port tackers Approaching?

    Defense: Bow down hard

    Look to hook tacking boat

    Double tack

    If tacking within last minute this should not happen

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    Check batteries

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    Full concentration from all crew

    Either helmsman or skipper to drive

    Check PINGS and confirm

    REMEMBER: Same angle of approach to PING as start angle

    Check ToD with Velocitek and timer at max speed

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    Set transits if possible

    Safe transits @ 50m off line in center

    Bowman to call any visuals (if possible)

    X-RAY and Black Flags

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    Sail starboard or port layline on the wind, check time vs Velocitek - 1:1, 2:1

    Practice accelerating 80m with 40 secs and 40m with 20 secs

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    Possible Bail Out @ 40secs

    Jib on hard, big bow down

    Slow, steady turn up

    Sail trim & Kinetics

    Covered?

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    Check hand Bearer with Boat compass

    Sail line and ascertain TWD for square line

    Head to Wind wind readings

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    PIT on timer. SYNC @ 4min and check flags

    Time every 15secs. Every 5secs 60-30. Every 1sec during final 30

    Distance to line call - Every 10m during final 80 (final 30secs)

    Every 5m during final 40m

    Every 1m during final 10m

    BOWMAN- Are we covered?

    Trigger & Defense call from tactician

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    If Shifty

    Unsure of strategy

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    Clear Flag Call - Bowman

    'Clear' & 'Covered' call - Bowman

    Tactician final call on return

    Recall signals (Radio?)

    Default gybe back through line to cross

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    Basic rules:

    WW Boat keep Clear

    Port and starboard

    Tacking & tack complete

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    Bail Out at 40 seconds if too tight

    Head to wind, backwards, port tack jib back

    Look for new gap or start on port

    Bail out process when it (looks like?) a Black Flag General recall

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  • T-45 minutes: Sailing Upwind. Rig Settings. Tuning. Shifts & Strategy
  • T-25 minutes: Downwind to start. Downwind modes and practise gybes
  • T-15 minutes: Pings, Transits, Bias, Strategy
  • T-7 minutes: Final Jib Call, Bias, Backdown, Startline Call
  • T-0 minutes: Start!
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    Try to tack on 1st Shift

    Avoid boats crossing you early

    Lead on shifts

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    Mainsheet to call non-crosses

    Tactician to call dip or cross

    Tactician/mainsheet to communicate about cross

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    Tight leebow tacks

    Skipper to call with Helmsman

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    Knowing when we can tack and cross

    Being able to a tack and dip a single boat at close range

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    High slow to hold lane

    Be close hauled as you pass the starboard tacker

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    Dirty Air hurts

    Don't get there early if in pack

    10-15 lengths below layline if working right

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    Use final shift.

    No need to hit starboard layline until 4 lengths away

    Port Approach is good (see neighboring Port Approach goal).

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    High Risk! Stay alert.

    Take dips to avoid the port layline if in pack.

    Close gauge on a leeward boat to hold them from tacking.

    Decide early whether to dip or tack.

    Establish calls to communicate with the whole crew and practice!

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    Look especially at 'Tacking inside 3 Boat Lengths'.

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    Side/Set Call made either on offset or prior to mark

    No Call: Straight Set

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    Bear Away at mark and hoist

    Light-Moderate: Aim to have boat behind on WW hip (low mode A3)

    Moderate: Speed build and extend. Looking to work depth once up to speed

    Fresh: Speed Build

  • Avoid overlapping to WW of boats unless can roll
  • Do not sail too high
  • Know the mode
  • If there is space behind, work the low mode on boats ahead
  • ]]>

    Going deep on hoist will allow you to gybe-set

    Aim to exit mark with trailing boat on WW hip.

    Break any overlaps on offset

    Avoid being rolled!

    Early Gybe means gybe after 40 seconds (ie once clear of dirty air)

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    Break Overlaps with boat in Front if you are going to lose at hoist.

    Break Overlaps on boats behind

    Check height(s) of boat(s) behind

    Compass bearing of offset mark if hoisting on offset.

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    Aiming to roll boat in front:

    1. If it is slow

    2. 2 boats close in front with 2nd boat overlapped to leeward of lead boat - roll 2nd boat

    Maintain 1 boat length of height at mark - delay hoist if necessary

    Only good if want the left side of the course (looking upwind).

    Danger of boat behind holding you out if you do not complete the roll

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    Mode changes

    Call leeward mark early depending on next windward leg (you can always change your mind if the wind shifts or the situation changes, eg wrt other boats)

    Downwind legs should always include at least 2 or 3 gybes.

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    Careful with heel

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    Low and slow if windy

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    Match or beat lead boat depending on set-up.

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    Dummy gybes can be devastating: practice them!

    If the trailing boat ends up on your windward hip it's still OK

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    If pinned:

  • Low mode to get close to pinning boat early
  • Force them to gybe
  • Accelerate, separate and gybe
  • ]]>

    Changing sides late is fine - if outside the 3-lengths zone

    Speed is king

    Low and slow is bad

    Need to find laylines quite late

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    Sail high or low to gain or lose distance on final gybe to assist the drop and mark rounding.

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  • Mainsheet hand to co-ordinate sail trim and acceleration
  • Jib On for Bow Down with soft main
  • Jib Ease and slow trim with main for acceleration
  • Straight and stationary rudder until flow achieved
  • Time the acceleration process
  • ]]>

    Tactician to call 'Time to Burn'

    If within 8 seconds until start then:

    1. sails ease

    2. bow Down

    If 10+ seconds until start

    1. High & Slow

    2. Be ready to bear away and practice.

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  • Thin Build
  • Fat Build
  • VMG Build
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    Hike hard to accelerate even when the boat is flat so the boat accelerates quickly as the sails are sheeted

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    Tactician to call 'GO'

    Mode Call

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  • Jib Ease 50mm
  • Small bow down
  • Keep boat on its feet
  • ]]>

    If less than 5 degrees, ignore bias when deciding strategy.

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  • If we want the right, how hard do we want to fight for the boat?
  • Sail starboard End Layline to check Set Up
  • The pack will advance on the line quickly with bias
  • ]]>
  • Port Approach
  • Below Pack
  • If short beat then consider amount of bias required for 1st cross
  • Happy middle to port if < 5 degrees bias
  • ]]>
  • Mid line
  • Try to ascertain phase at 2-3 minutes - depends on period of oscillation
  • Try to tack on 1st shift to capitalize on shifts
  • ]]>
  • Pack Pushing over
  • Raft-ups near Port End
  • Port end boat or buoy
  • Port End layline?
  • ]]>
  • Above Pack
  • Careful of boats tacking and crossing
  • Need to cross boats to weather
  • High Mode
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  • Fight for Pin if very biased?? High risk!
  • Fallback is 1/3 of the way up the line
  • ]]>
  • Mid line
  • Be able to tack on 1st shift
  • ]]>
  • Time sailing the length of the line
  • Time from pin to preferred start area
  • ]]>
  • Execute double tack in last 60-30 seconds
  • Sail Trim
  • Not too much rudder
  • Establish flow on foils
  • Kinetics
  • ]]>

    Looking for a gap to Tack into

    If wanting Port 1/2 of line then pass port end with 1-2 mins remaining

    If wanting Starboard 1/2 of line then pass port end with 2-3 mins remaining

    Hang 50-80 metres back from line

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    1. Luff early to make him overlap below

    Fall back onto port above him and follow

    Defense: Luff with lead boat or go slow

    2. Tack early in gap: make him tack, fall back onto port and close gap to starboard boat. If starboard boat goes bow down then take his transom

    Defense: Take transom of lead boat

    3. Late dip on starboard boat and go above. Very good if starboard boat has bow down

    4. Gybe around

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    Low approach

    Do not tack too close to windward boat, but close gauge over final 40 seconds

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    Tactician to watch for boats hooking

    Defense: Accelerate, Jib on Hard, Main out

    Port tackers Approaching?

    Defense: Bow down hard

    Look to hook tacking boat

    Double tack

    If tacking within last minute this should not happen

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    Check batteries

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    Full concentration from all crew

    Either helmsman or skipper to drive

    Check PINGS and confirm

    REMEMBER: Same angle of approach to PING as start angle

    Check ToD with Velocitek and timer at max speed

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    Set transits if possible

    Safe transits @ 50m off line in center

    Bowman to call any visuals (if possible)

    X-RAY and Black Flags

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    Sail starboard or port layline on the wind, check time vs Velocitek - 1:1, 2:1

    Practice accelerating 80m with 40 secs and 40m with 20 secs

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    Possible Bail Out @ 40secs

    Jib on hard, big bow down

    Slow, steady turn up

    Sail trim & Kinetics

    Covered?

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    Check hand Bearer with Boat compass

    Sail line and ascertain TWD for square line

    Head to Wind wind readings

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    PIT on timer. SYNC @ 4min and check flags

    Time every 15secs. Every 5secs 60-30. Every 1sec during final 30

    Distance to line call - Every 10m during final 80 (final 30secs)

    Every 5m during final 40m

    Every 1m during final 10m

    BOWMAN- Are we covered?

    Trigger & Defense call from tactician

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    If Shifty

    Unsure of strategy

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    Clear Flag Call - Bowman

    'Clear' & 'Covered' call - Bowman

    Tactician final call on return

    Recall signals (Radio?)

    Default gybe back through line to cross

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    Basic rules:

    WW Boat keep Clear

    Port and starboard

    Tacking & tack complete

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    Bail Out at 40 seconds if too tight

    Head to wind, backwards, port tack jib back

    Look for new gap or start on port

    Bail out process when it (looks like?) a Black Flag General recall

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  • T-45 minutes: Sailing Upwind. Rig Settings. Tuning. Shifts & Strategy
  • T-25 minutes: Downwind to start. Downwind modes and practise gybes
  • T-15 minutes: Pings, Transits, Bias, Strategy
  • T-7 minutes: Final Jib Call, Bias, Backdown, Startline Call
  • T-0 minutes: Start!
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    Establish the schedule as early as possible and ensure everyone can make every session.

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    Discuss team goals and ensure complete commitment from everyone. Knowing that you all have common goals means that you can have heated discussions (and even lose your temper!) without any lasting damage to relationships and team spirit – in fact it can enhance them!

    Use the Buddy System on rotation so everyone works closely with everyone else.

    Identify issues early and sort them out.

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    The most important training session: shows how you are going to manage the whole campaign. Determines the team personality and attitude and reinforces the process you are going to follow throughout the campaign, in training and competition.

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  • Playbook Development
  • Tacking
  • Gybing
  • Hoists
  • Drops
  • W/L Course
  • Straightline sailing UP/DOWN
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    Pros and amateurs

    Strengths and Weaknesses

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Weights ('Dip' process for weigh-ins?)

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    Establish responsibilities, calls and signals early and practice them:

  • Speed Loop
  • Trim Loop
  • Communications with new crew members and substitutes
  • Language issues?
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    Start to develop Tuning Guide (settings and other notes).

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    Strating Practise and pre-start routine

    Slow speed boat handling

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  • Calibration
  • Targets
  • Data
  • Starting Package
  • Offshore targets
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  • Velocitek
  • Starting Package
  • Boat Handling
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    Job List and Work Plan (responsibilities and timescales)

    Prep for transport

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  • Advanced manoeuvres
  • Finalising playbook: panic dips, crash-tacks and 360s
  • Refine all maneuvers
  • Windspeed and wave conditions: specific techniques
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  • Stacking
  • Sail Changes
  • Targets
  • Modes
  • Fitness, stamina and sleep
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    Specific to the first Regatta

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    Arrive early and launch the boat.

    Inventory and checks

    Agree training before event

    REST DAYS

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  • NoR
  • SI
  • Safety
  • First Aid
  • Make sure everyone knows the rules. Run some tests during training sessions and onshore Rules Quizzes.

    Establish the 'on-board legal counsel' who is always right and will therefore make the final call in tight situations.

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    Nat to prepare

    Daily Weather Breifings for team

    Strategy/weather breifing - Inshore or Offshore

    Pre-prepared 'cheat-sheets' for each leg & wind direction

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    Especially important for Start and first part of first leg.

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    Daily Forecasts - Libby + 3days

    Preliminary Wind/Venue Guide

    Topography for each leg

    Wind bends

    Weather Station list (per leg)

    SeaBreeze Notes/trends & Land Breeze

    Historical data

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    Importance depends on windstrength! Set for each regatta venue.

    Tide Tech GRIB Files

    French Tide Models

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    Detailed Notes on each Inshore Venue

    Good for start and finishes of Offshore legs

    Wind/Weather Guide for each inshore venue. Topography etc

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    Detailed Notes on each Inshore Venue

    Good for start and finishes of Offshore legs

    Wind/Weather Guide for each inshore venue. Topography etc

    Include as much local knowledge as possible.

  • Preliminary Wind/Venue Guide
  • Topography for each leg
  • Wind bends
  • SeaBreeze Notes/trends & Land Breeze
  • Historical data
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    Daily Forecasts + 3days

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    Establish key decision-making criteria as early as possible for each venue and amend according to weather forecast each day.

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    Importance depends on windstrength! Set for each regatta venue.

    Tide Tech GRIB Files

    French Tide Models

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    Track Position

    Sheet Tension Marks

    1:1 vs 2:1

    Spreader Marks for jib leech

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    Not too much adjustment during the race

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    High mode can be c0.5 kt slower

    Weight forward

    Tighter Jib - Be careful - not too tight

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  • Fast mode is only 0.2 kt faster, otherwise height loss is too great
  • Increase backstay
  • Small jib ease
  • Lean weight aft
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    Lee Helm

    Pushing the bow up

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    Trimming for sea state

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    acceleration

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    Aim at keeping the boat flatter. Heel sensor and heel angles

    B&G Heel sensor

    Expect lee helm

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    Tactical vs VMG

    Crew weight placement

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    Decide who calls the mode.

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    Outhaul?

    Backstay Tension vs LL length

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    Call and hook up before start for Inshore races

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    Hatch Open

    Pole On - If Possible

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    Port

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    Always wool Spinnaker for 1st Hoist 14kts+

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    Important for first part of next leg.

    Big opportunities for tactical gains, especially on Inshore races.

    Decide the rounding early and communicate.

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