Talamone Snipe Invitational

Talamone, September 26-28, 2014.

SCIRA Coaching Initiative

Report by Silvia Penso, Giulia Bernardi and Eleonora Zuzic

(photo courtesy of Paolo Cardoni; video by SnipeToday)

Arrival on Friday, accommodation and presentation.

Saturday 9:30 am meeting at the club. We rigged the boats carefully with the coaches explaining the different features and components of the Snipe with practical demonstrations on the jibes and tacks on the land.

Theory on the blackboard and explanation of the rules and percautions for the clinic. Illustration of on-water exercises.

On the water, 7 knots, increasing up to 15 knots in the afternoon. Upwind boat speed, tacking, downwind speed and jibes, reaches, reach to reach jibes, and short races.

On-water practice was followed with a briefing with our impressions on the boat.

Dinner with the participants, coaches, and parents.

Sunday meeting at 9:10 am at the club, rigging of the boats, with video briefing of he previous day.

Talamone, September 26-28, 2014.

SCIRA Coaching Initiative

Report by Silvia Penso, Giulia Bernardi and Eleonora Zuzic

(photo courtesy of Paolo Cardoni; video by SnipeToday)

Arrival on Friday, accommodation and presentation.

Saturday 9:30 am meeting at the club. We rigged the boats carefully with the coaches explaining the different features and components of the Snipe with practical demonstrations on the jibes and tacks on the land.

Theory on the blackboard and explanation of the rules and percautions for the clinic. Illustration of on-water exercises.

On the water, 7 knots, increasing up to 15 knots in the afternoon. Upwind boat speed, tacking, downwind speed and jibes, reaches, reach to reach jibes, and short races.

On-water practice was followed with a briefing with our impressions on the boat.

Dinner with the participants, coaches, and parents.

Sunday meeting at 9:10 am at the club, rigging of the boats, with video briefing of he previous day.

 

No wind. 11:30 on the water, the wind increasing.

Exercises: Many practice starts, boathandling, short races. Wind up to 10-12 knots in gusts.

Discussion at the end of the day, tips, thanks and regards.

Departure to Trieste

Our impressions are absolutely positive on the boat, demanding but fun! In addition, we think that these practices will also be very useful for racing in our respective classes (420, Radial). Kathleen, multiple US champion and second at the women’s worlds , was very helpful and thorough explanations, giving us lots of tips that we will apply in the future.

Silvia, Giulia and Eleonora

More photos

Arrivo venerdi, sistemazione e presentazione.

Sabato ritrovo 9.30 alla società dove abbiamo armato con cura le barche e ci sono state spiegate tutte le funzionalità di tutte le componenti della barca con dimostrazioni pratiche sulle strambate e virate a terra.

Teoria sulla lavagna e spiegazione delle regole. Illustrazione degli esercizi da svolgere in mare.

Uscita in mare, 7 nodi. Poi si è alzato durante il pomeriggio fino a 15 nodi. Boline, virate, velocità, poppe, laschi, strambate, regatine.

Al rientro breefing con impressioni sulla barca.

Cena con i partecipanti.

Domenica ritrovo alle 9.10 al circolo, armo delle barche, breefing con video del giorno precedente.

11.30 uscita in mare, vento in aumento.

Esercizi di partenze e conduzione delle imbarcazioni, regatine. Vento fino ai 10/12 nodi in raffica.

Al rientro discussione sulla giornata, consigli, ringraziamenti e saluti.

Partenza per Trieste

Le nostre impressioni sulla barca sono assolutamente positive, faticosa ma divertente! In più pensiamo che questi allenamenti ci saranno molto utili anche per regatare nelle nostre rispettive classi. Kathleen, la più volte campionessa degli USA e seconda ai campionati mondiali femminili, è stata molto disponibile ed esauriente nelle spiegazioni, dandoci molti consigli che sicuramente metteremo presto in atto.

Silvia, Giulia e Eleonora

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