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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Doesn't sound like that decision worked out so well. Helm error. Generally chaos on the bow = helm error. PS I'm mostly a helm. Probably at least as much my own fault (as bowman) to wait for the foot of the genaker to get to me instead of pulling the lazy sheet.
  2. So I should've taken up the lazy sheet, pass that under the jib and just wait until it collapses? Seems easy enough even for me! Main thing that appeasr to have gone wrong is not bearing away enough for the chute to collapse if I read your post correctly.
  3. Last weekend I did my first race on a J/111 (as a bowman) and we had some trouble dousing the gennaker (A5 reacher) on a reach in ~20 kts of breeze. I will first tell you what we had in mind and then what actually happened, hopefully you guys can give me some tips on what we can do differently as a team and for me as a bowman specifically. Situation: reaching leg in a race around the cans, we had to head up so far that we had to drop the gennaker and continue jib-reaching. Any distance bearing away was going to be lost distance towards the next mark, so the skipper was conservative with bearing away. What we intended: Start off by hoisting the jib Bear off to a dead run Overtrim the gennaker until it collapses and I can grab the foot of the gennaker in front of the headstay Transfer foot of gennaker to my other hand under the jib Blow halyard and tack, retrieve gennaker What happened: Jib got hoisted We bore off and trimmed in the gennaker, but not enough to collapse the gennaker, causing a broach. I could not reach the foot or the tack of the gennaker at this point. After we broached, we did the whole thing again, bear off, overtrim the ganaker, this time collapsing it and then getting hold of the foot, doing a successful douse I am used to doing douses of an asymmetric gennaker on a Dehler 36SQ with a shorter prod. This is a lot easier because I can reach the tack of the gennaker by reaching in front of the headstay. This makes it possible to “cheat” by just letting go of the sheet after I get a hold of the tack, combined with a quick bearaway this makes a very easy douse.The 5 ft (?) pole on a J/111 prevents me getting hold of the filled gennaker. So, any tips on what We/I could have done differently to improve our douse during a reach? There were no retriever lines in the kite and there was no boathook to get a hold of the tack whilst the gennaker was still filled. Cheers!