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Attached is information on setting up the Challenger trimaran.
The key to launching a Sprint 15 in large surf is to start from the right place, go at the right angle and drive the boat hard. Look at the wind direction. If the wind is coming from the left as you look out directly to sea, start on a port tack, if it is coming from the right, start on starboard....
Day 1 Before the start Look at the forecast and the tide tables Try to get to the club as early as possible so as not to rush Take a good look at the course, making note of the start buoys, direction of rounding and number of laps Try to understand what point of sail you are on at least...
The instructions for the Challenger Trimaran, scanned at a jaunty angle by Chris, can be downloaded from here.
Below are the tidal directions and strengths for Sandown Bay. Estimates are specifically for 50°38.03' N, 1°6.58' W which is approximately 2 NM due east of the sailing club. Speeds are in knots. Times refer to Portsmouth High Water. Hours Direction Springs Neaps -6 058 NE by E 1.4...
Force Description Wind speed 0 Calm < 1 knot 1 Light air 1-2 knots 2 Light breeze 3-6 knots 3 Gentle breeze 7-10 knots 4 Moderate breeze 11-15 knots 5 Fresh breeze 16-20 knots 6 Strong breeze 21-26 knots 7 High wind, moderate gale, near gale 27-33 knots 8 Gale, fresh gale 34-4...
STARTING RACES Races shall be started by using the following signals. Times shall be taken from the visual signals; the absence of a sound signal shall be disregarded. Signal Flag & Sound Mi...
By Paul Tanner On the beats I had the traveller about 1 foot from the end of the track and the main sheeted block to block. I concentrated on driving the boat through the waves and hiking out hard in the gusts. When the gusts were really strong I tended to point up higher and wait for it to pass, t...
Sprint 15 boat setup 13th August 2012 measurement is from halyard shackle pin to top of traveller track. ↓↓↓ ↓↓↓ forestay shroud pin feet/inches mm forestay ...