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How did you prepare for the Worlds?

For Worlds, Mac and I started talking about making a plan in order to be able to compete at such high level. Our plan came into effect once we sailed the Commodore Rasco in Miami. Since then, we set out to sail three events hoping conditions would vary and we could work on our weaknesses. At the end, we only practice four days in Puerto Rico, two days in Fort Lauderdale and three regattas together. For Mac it was all about working on boat handling, while for me was all about working together in order to develop good speed around the course.


US Nationals - Day 3

Thursday, 24 August 2017 07:21

Winchester, August 23, 2017. From Carol Cronin

For those of you watching from afar and waiting for results, I can't even tell you what our own finishes were today... but we had four races in both the Heinzerling and Wells. All I can tell you is that several lake sailors (and a few other teams too) are making it look easier than it is. 5-12 knots of shifty, puffy lake breeze with a very short course and tight fleet made for constant challenges. 2 days to go!

1. USA Jim Bowers & Julia Rabin, 12

2. USA Art Rousmaniere & Jennifer Rousmaniere, 13

3. USA George Szabo & Diana Waterbury, 39

4. USA Augie Diaz & Pam Kelly, 41

5. COL Esteban Echavarria & Juan Esteban Restrepo, 41

... full results ...

Scoring System for Big Events

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 20:02

by Cesar Travado

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A new scoring system was used for the 2016 Europeans and the Worlds 2017. It consists, as most of you know, on a Qualifying Series and Final Series.

For the Final Series, each competitor carries his/her Overall position of the Qualifying Serie as Race #1 of the Final Series. This Race #1 is not excluded as discard.

When César Sans and I wrote the Sailing Instructions for the Europeans 2016, we spent a lot of time on the phone (and emails) discussing how to write them to be the most clear and understandable for competitors, specially in the point about the Fleets and Scoring System. We put special care on finding the exact words to not let space to doubts. No modifications to the Sailing Instructions during the Europeans, so I guess we made a good job.


US Nationals - Day 2

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 07:27

Winchester, August 22, 2017.

4 races today on Mystic Lake: we finished the Crosby qualifying series (the first one in several years) and then sailed the first race of the Heinzerling (32 boat championship) and Wells consolation series. With an approaching front the wind built all afternoon, making for a zesty final race.

1. USA Art Rousmaniere & Jennifer Rousmaniere, 3

2. USA Jim Bowers & Julia Rabin, 5

3. USA Augie Diaz & Pam Kelly, 12

4. MEX Alfonso Bringas & Danel Belausteguigoitia, 14

5. COL Esteban Echavarria & Juan Esteban Restrepo, 15

... full results ...