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Mr. Cunningham

Member Since 06 Jul 2007
Offline Last Active Dec 13 2011 05:21 PM
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In Topic: tactical question

13 June 2011 - 12:17 PM

Thank you all guys.

In Topic: tactical question

09 June 2011 - 06:37 PM

Going right (looking upwind) was the plan. Right was the "right" side.
Covering other boats was not the priority.

The grey boat who gybed at first had clean air. Thats why (and they were with a pro / semi skipper and had quite less crew weight) they gained two boats length.
The crowed constrained itself.
Wind direction was not a Banana - was like a "S". Going until the layline would be a mistake.
And - may be - i was slowed down due to the other kites.

Abstract:
Going right was right.
Gybing as the last boat was a mistake in this case due to the "S".
Not watching the other boats carefully is a mistake.
Not to know duly when to gybe is a mistake also.

Am i right?


btw: i'm not a native speaker. Wich spelling is right: jibe or gybe or gibe ???

In Topic: tactical question

09 June 2011 - 11:41 AM

thanx for the answers.
I decided for the side i wanted. Thats why i did the gybeset. The crowd did also. We all had the right angle and speed.
The distance between me and the next boat (blue) was about 1m = ~3ft.
The blue boat pushed a little bit to weather and gybed immediately. So they had speed and clean air and space :-(
May be there is no tactic in general. But i guess the crew has to watch the boat behind us all the time and tell me as the skipper what is going on and be prepared for the next manouvers. May be i had gybed together with the blue boat...

Loosing 4 places is a mess :-( I would like to avoid this for the next time. Any other hints?
Christian