North Sails LOFT NEWS

May 29, 2019

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Local North Sails Experts Help Clients Start The Season Off Right

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Skippers and crews gathered at Mimico Cruising Club last week for an evening of practice for the upcoming season; combined with a handful of volunteers, media personnel, chase boat and committee boat for mark set.

Split into two divisions, boats lined up for an hour session of rolling starts split with drone footage to capture every move. Local North Sails expert Geoff Moore was on hand wanting boats start from the committee boat for the first portion of start then transitioned to North equipped J/122 Hooligan with Bruce Pierce to provide onboard tips and coaching. In addition, two other knowledgeable sailors were on hand to share their knowledge, one from a support rib and one on a boat. Together all three experts rotated boats throughout the rolling starts to share expertise for owners and crew alike to start better on the line.

Starts are such a critical part of your race, and take a lot of coordination to practice-you really can’t do it alone.

A picture perfect evening with an offshore breeze and sunshine allowed sailors to hone their start line skills for the upcoming season. Local North Sails staff Kyann Rentzelos reflects; “I think seminars like the one Geoff Moore hosted are really beneficial. Starts are such a critical part of your race, and take a lot of coordination to practice-you really can’t do it alone. Typically, you only get to do one per day, so getting better is a challenge. Coming from a dinghy racing background, this is something we drilled probably every day.”

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