Anonymous asked: to the person asking about starts: in a big aggressive fleet, if you're not in the front row of the line, you'll just spend the entire race trying to pass boats, instead of starting in front. it's even ok to be over once and awhile, if it gets you in the front row. an over early every once in a while just means you're pushing it hard, which is good. don't forget to leave a hole to leeward either though, so you have some room to turn down and accelerate!
qeepe asked: sara, i sail in ontario too what regattas did you do this sumemr?
Hi! I went to the two back to back regattas in Port Credit in July as well as the Fruit Bowl in Hudson, Quebec :) - Sara
Anonymous asked: Hi I've never sailed before but I want to begin. My college has a sailing team and I'm not sure if I should go ahead and join in the spring. Any advice?
You should definitely join/try out! Make sure that you’re in shape, and willing to learn and struggle to ultimately succeed! It takes some work and getting used to, but I can guarantee you’ll meet the greatest people in the world while doing the greatest sport in the world.
spooky-nuggets asked: noticed someone asked how to make your boots smell better... use gold bond powder or baby powder, whichever smell you prefer. (im new to tumblr so idk if i couldve commented on that Q or what so ya thats y im sending this) love ur blog, keep posting
awesome tip…. i will definitely be using this next summer.
Anonymous asked: is there any way to make my boots smell not completely disgusting??
Sadly I don’t think there is…or at least no ways that I’m aware of :( We’ll just have to suffer in silence. -Sara
Anonymous asked: Rolling the boat then flattening the boat is allowed at the start as it falls under rule 42.3 exemptions (a) "A boat may be rolled to facilitate" steering an 42.1 "her crew may adjust the trim of sails and hull" essentially to legally roll of the line one must to dial up from reach to close hauled- to do this the boat goes from a reach to a close hauled course, in the transition you roll the boat to leeward and flatten the boat as you reach your close hauled course
Ok great. So it wasn’t illegal. I feel a lot better now. -Sara
college is hard. anyways im thinking tinychat about racing soon, thoughts?
trapezingandcapsizes asked: The bermuda rig is the rig for most modern monohull dinghies, a jib and a mainsail attached to the mast by the luff, it uses a boom and is basically like most dinghies.
Anonymous asked: Some advice for starts: Be agressive and call starboard on everyone, up is your best friend, barging inbetween the line and another boat is legal but it is a dick move and can be protested. Also DONT pump that shit, its illegal in all races as stated by the ISAF and if it is stated in sailing instructions it way be allowed. There is a trick you can do that also works, come right up close to the line a good minute before, back your jib, loose the main and gybe the tiller, 15 seconds left go fast.
Ok wow so my coaches have been teaching my team tactics that are illegal. FABULOUS.
Sorry for the bad information guys! I don’t encourage cheating I swear, haha. This anon knows what’s going on ^^
Anonymous asked: Ok I didn't mean to be an ass but seriously, that writer could literally wikipedia bermuda rig and just click and read each sailing term he or she is unfamiliar with until they garner an understanding...unless he or she wanted someone to write an account of sailing a rig like that in heavy seas or irregular conditions, in which case an expert being sought out is probably the best course of action.
No I agree, I’m not sure it was the most efficient way to get information but I’m sure there are people on here that would be able to give really great suggestions of tips :) But yes. It’s a lot of information so maybe if the bermuda rig anon wants to come off anon so that I can post their link? That way the people with tips can just message them directly :)
Anonymous asked: I'm a writer with a main character that sails a Bermuda rig recreationally. What are the basics I need to know to make it seem like he knows what he's doing? Like what certain things are called and other things. Does that make sense?
Any bermuda rig sailors out there? -Sara