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W/L or Triangle #171811
03/15/09 06:41 PM
03/15/09 06:41 PM
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Columbia South Carolina, USA
dave mosley Offline OP
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There is another thread going on in the Open forum that brought up a question for me. Im new to the A having stepped down(I say stepped down with tongue in cheek) from a N20 and then F18, but was wondering what the Uni sailors enjoyed more...Triangle courses, W/L or some of both? The abcac course sounds real good to me right now.

Opinions please?


The men were amazed, and said, "What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?" Matthew 8:27





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Re: W/L or Triangle [Re: dave mosley] #171907
03/16/09 12:16 PM
03/16/09 12:16 PM
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Dave
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Re: W/L or Triangle [Re: dave mosley] #171908
03/16/09 12:27 PM
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Dave,

The A-Class championship rules are written around W/L courses. I think if you get the chance to race the boat often, you will find that tactically, the downwind legs are harder than the upwind legs. An A-cat when jibed properly loses very little so it pays to take advantage of shifts. Glenn Ashby was featured in an artcile in this month's Seahorse magazine and said that at the recent A-Class WC, he would typically pass 8-10 boats downwind because he jibed more often on the windshifts and puffs. I think once the breeze is on, wild thinging downwind is just as much fun as a reach so there is really no motivation to have reaching legs at this time.

Look forward to seeing you in Bokeelia.

Bob Hodges

Re: W/L or Triangle [Re: dave mosley] #171909
03/16/09 12:44 PM
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Think of the reach to the offset mark as your A to B leg... In 15 knots... it's a lot of excitement!



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Re: W/L or Triangle [Re: Mark Schneider] #171921
03/16/09 02:00 PM
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Columbia South Carolina, USA
dave mosley Offline OP
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Cant wait! for Bokeelia and reaching in 15....

You guys take it easy on me in Florida, I dont want to get my feelings hurt!


The men were amazed, and said, "What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?" Matthew 8:27





Re: W/L or Triangle [Re: dave mosley] #172131
03/18/09 07:54 AM
03/18/09 07:54 AM
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Hey Guys,

I am not much of a racer but we have a couple of local long distance races that are great (e.g. Labor Day VA Beach, Duck Cup, NC).

I love Long Distance since it takes me a while to dial it in.

However, there is nothing better that screaming on an A-cat (dialed in on any point of sail) and still having to go several nautical miles before rounding something.

I am also impress how well it handles rough water conditions. I had a few wild rides.

Cheers, Waldo
A3, VA Beach


VAplayero
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Hobie Fleet 32, Norfolk-VA Beach, VA, USA

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