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Oct 01 2017

Strong wind sailing

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Sep 21 2017

Briefing for the ‘Interclub’ Dinghy Team Race at Essex Yacht Club – TBYC Cadet Racing Squad

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Briefing at Sail Training Room, 7:30 pm, Friday 22/09/2017

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Sep 16 2017

Pico race tomorrow morning, 9:00 briefing, sail training room

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Sep 14 2017

Pico race this Sunday 9:30 start on the water

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Pico race and training 17/09/2017 Sunday with Andras and Nick

Dear Cadets and Parents,

This is going to be the last Pico race of the Season, do not miss it!

1. Change and rig
2. at 9:00 briefing at the Sail Training Room
3. start on the water at 9:30

Follow the leader (small RIB) with Nick leading the fleet to the course.

1. drill No 1: starting:
Position your boat in an imaginary square right of the start line.
Polly motorboat with Andras on board as committee boat.
Sail slowly with sails flapping close hauled, and cross the start line, starboard tack. Bear away, round the pin, return to the imaginary square, get ready.
Repeat, sail slowly with sails flapping close hauled, approaching the start line, control your speed.
Repeat 7 times

2. drill No 2:
Same activity as No 1, but timed.
Use your sailing watch, if you have one, or ask for one for Christmas, will be worth it.1 minute count down.
One minute count down from Polly.
Series of short sound signals (whistle) as warning
1 long signal: 1 minute count down starts
1 short signal each 10 seconds:
at 50 seconds left,
at 40 seconds left
at 30 seconds left
at 20 seconds left
at 10 second left
1 long signal at the start, board goes down
This cycle is going to be repeated many times.
Boats should proceed to start if ready, or wait for the next sequence

3. Pico race on the trapezoid course
3 minutes count down with boards, last minute signals as in drill 2.
Three windward marks will be laid to encourage sailors to tack more often
and to stay in the middle of the course.
This will compress the fleet and results in more boat to boat tactics.
Round each upwind mark from port.
1 lap race.

Once finished, leaders should proceed with drill No 1 until others finished.

4. as 3., second Pico race

Sailors are encouraged to come to Polly to have chat when available.

See you on the water:
Andras

Slow approach to the start line:
exactly the same technique, as coming to the coach boat.

our course will be similar to the basic trapezoid course here:

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Aug 27 2017

PICO Racing Today Sunday at 14:30

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PICO Racing Today – 14:30 Briefing at the top of slipway. Similar format to last week.

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Aug 19 2017

Pico Racing – Sunday 20th August – 10:00

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I will be running a 2 Race Pico Racing this Sunday from the Shore Box. Meet for the briefing, 10:00 at the top of the slipway.

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Aug 10 2017

come and stop at a coach boat

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Latest video for cadets:
how to come and stop at a coach boat
TBYCPicofleet

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Jul 15 2017

Pico Race Sunday 16 July 2017

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Dear Cadets and Parents,

Pico Race Sunday 16 July 2017

Start on the water at 15:00

All classes welcome (RS Tera, Optimist, Laser 4.7)

I recommended arrival at the club: 1 hour to 1.5 hours earlier.
Please, rig and change straight away

Please, see our YouTube channel:
TBYCPicofleet

Course plan: trapezoid course with start box, offshore, near club mark 3, as previously
see: YouTube Trapezoid course 2017
One minute start from start box, 1 lap
Drill before race: sail around the start box. On the whistle, go inside of the box and stop.
Next whistle: get going round and round again
After first race: come to the coach boat and stop, hold on to each other.
After second race: game – stay inside of the start box

Andras Gal

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Jun 03 2017

Pico Race Sunday 04 June, 2017 – that’s tomorrow

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Start on the water at 09:00

All classes welcome (RS Tera, Optimist, Laser 4.7)

I recommended arrival at the club: 1 hour to 1.5 hours earlier.
Please, rig and change straight away

Please, see our YouTube channel:
TBYCPicofleet

Course plan: trapezoid course with start box, offshore, near club mark 3, as previously
see: YouTube Trapezoid course 2017
One minute start from start box, 1 lap
Drill before race: sail around the start box. On the whistle, go inside of the box and stop.
Next whistle: get going round and round again
After first race: come to the coach boat and stop, hold on to each other.
After second race: game – stay inside of the start box

See you on the water.

Andras

There is cadet race training organised by Nick this afternoon,
Saturday, June 3rd as published, 17.30 briefing, On-the-water at 18.00. (Change into wetsuits before 17.30)
(Race Training for 11+ year old Cadets with basic to more advanced sailing skills.)

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May 20 2017

Pico Race tomorrow – Sunday 21 May, 2017

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Start on the water at 09:00

All classes welcome (RS Tera, Optimist, Laser 4.7)

I recommended arrival at the club: 1 hour to 1.5 hours earlier.
Please, rig and change straight away

Please, see our YouTube channel:
TBYCPicofleet

Course plan: trapezoid course with start box, offshore, near club mark 3, as previously
see: YouTube Trapezoid course 2017

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