Crew overboard with spin up
I have done lots of Crew overboard exersizes as part of basic and intermediate cruising courses. Something I don't get to practice is COB with a spin up.Here is Yachting Monthly's take on it.They seem to be advocating for cutting the spin away and saving your friend.Here's another video of a full crew doing a recovery. They have lots of hands so they pull the spin in by brute force.Any other opinions? I have heard of a method of getting the spin down and then using the engine to return upwind to the crew. Couldn't find a video though
North U tactics seminar
The popular North U tactics seminar is coming to Vancouver march 14th. I am attending with a group of sailings from DSA. Anyone else going?Info here:http://www.northu.northsails.com/Seminars/NorthUSchedule/tabid/1461/language/en-US/Default.aspx?modid=75490&func=view&eid=109and here: http://www.northu.northsails.com/Seminars/RacingTactics2015/tabid/1428/language/en-US/Default.aspx
Race Q's App
I have been playing with an app called Race Q's lately.It produces a track of your sail boat race. When multiple boats upload a track in the same area at the same time it assume you are all in the same race. This allows you to analyze your performance against others and help you improve. Here's their promotional video:I am also enjoying the raceq's podcast. It has some really good learn to race material. Find it here:Here is a link to the rest of the podcasts in itunes.http://raceqs.com/podcast/When you go to replay a regatta using the app consider using an alternative browser to Firefox. Firefox seems to have some issues with the Google earth imagery used in the app.
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