Waples Wines Traveller Tips!
And now another of our regular Travellers Tips, this time from Richard Lovering:
Traveller Tips #12 Gybing in lots of wind!:
“When it’s windy the crew pulls the main over during the gybe from the centre main sheet, because this allows a better pull on it. Also, before going for the pole make sure the boat is flat and fully under control.”
“Finally, before you go into the gybe you should also make sure the pole is at the right height, in order that you can get the pole back onto the mast quickly after the gybe without fighting the downhaul. ”
Helm, Richard Lovering, FF4402
Click here to read the final report on the Europeans on Y&Y Magazine
One more race to go in theory, but our man on the ground says that thunderstorms are forecast …..
Garda is a fabulous spot – have you been? It’s spectacularly lovely …. but a blinking long tow. Plus I think you have to have one of those stripey square signs on the back.
Anyway – is there a better way to do it? Well think about the joy of towing from Ireland !! This is how the Irish are doing it – click here to read
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Photo of Datchet on Sunday 15th July taken by Mervyn Wright.
Traveller Tips #8 Following Others:
“It is good to watch what other boats do but not to slavishly follow them. They may have made route decisions relative to other boats or the wind conditions at the time which would be different by the time you reach the same position or on the next lap
At inland venues just because something worked on lap one it will not necessarily work on lap two. Whilst it is good to watch what others do, try to work out why it worked to help you make your decision.
Finally, remember: if you have not been able to understand what was going on, go and ask the experienced sailor after the race – they are usually more than willing to help!”
Helm, David McKee, FF4005
Next weekend’s Broxbourne open meeting, part of the Southern Traveller series, is cancelled due to excessive weed. We’re hoping to reschedule it for later in the year, provisional date October 27-28th.