thesunscrest said: sara, did you go to steerers and four sisters last summer at PCYC?
yeah I did actually!
daymarkers said: For that laser anon, how long have you been sailing lasers? If it hasnt been long get to know the boat first. In practice, figure out how much you can push it, what you can do with the boat, and how long it takes you to starting and stopping and then getting up to speed again. Then focus on getting reading each individual start and course. Laser starts are all about positioning and speed off the line
Anon ^^ thanks!
Anonymous said: hey. I got out of the opti 3 years ago i haven't sailed much. i'm getting mauled on the starts with the lasers any tips?
Laser tips for anon? ^
But then when you realize summer sailing is almost here,
Submitted by littlebird15752
Anonymous said: Heylo! I just joined my high school sailing team and I am so excited! I've been in optis up until now so I have little 420 experience. Could anyone give me advice for crewing? Will I be able to pick it up easily after sailing in optis? (Also: Allison- You said you instructed in Weekapaug? I'm going to the .... (can't think of the name right now) Regatta at Weekapaug YC this summer. Will I see you?) Thanks, people!
OMG HI! crewing after optis is actually I think better than starting off at the helm after optis. since you’ve just been sailing a boat with one sail, you are really starting to understand how the sail shape/everything has an impact on the boat’s direction and speed. to be a good crew you have to be very attentive to weight distribution because it is your job as the crew to keep the boat flat at all times, and that includes on light wind days going into parts of the boat that look like you can’t even fit into. you also should be in good shape to be able to maneuver through the boat easily and gracefully, again, all about the weight distribution. hopefully you’ll be able to have someone who’s decent at the kite show you how to fly it properly and well, it’s more of a hands on learning experience. if you’re ever in weekapaug/watch hill definitely let me know! -allie
Anonymous said: where is RI does allison coach