We have whittled the contestants down to the finals groups last week.. So what now??
Well we will progress the Fleet races for the Intermediate Cup on the weekend of June 4th – 5th and the Match races for the Elite cup week will be May 31st – June 5th
The Light cup contestants will go directly to the finals weekend!!
in-between now and the start of the Intermediate cup please feel free to use the Starboards Yacht Club Olympic Short course that we will be using for the fleet races
The light sailors should practice this course too as we will use that course for the finals weekend.
The Elite Cup racers should continue to practice match starts at the lines set up at Fruit Islands.
For the match racers Hawk has put some really good informational animations for you to use and study
You can download the animations from here I can’t emphasize enough how useful these little animations are!!If you are in any doubt please contact Hawk, ewill do his best to help you all out!
Further to this Hawk has posted a presentation at the Breadnut start on various situations in match racing, and is as up to date on the rules as it can be. These supplements the ones that are at the Muskmelon racing center. It also has a little quiz at the end on ruling with a lee-bow attack a common manuver in MATCH racing but a very risky one! further question regarding any situation
As well as virtual help why not watch the very best in real life sailing at SailTV. Fo rall three classes racing you can find some really useful video. For the fleets watch the TP52 and Soto40 races from Cascais last week, This was the first race meeting this year for these hard fighting boats. More Fleet racing will come out LIVE all summer! . For Match racing DO NOT miss the great WMRT feeds going through the year (watch out for this series its gonna get HUGE!)
Whatever you do.. keep racing! here’s the fleet races at NYC on Tuesday night (9 boats!) under the expert eye of Race Director Astro Marksman and his very able assistant Willow Marksman. They run the very best ACA Races every Tuesday at 4pm
So there it is.. Watch, Learn, Race!!!