NS 14 Crew Jobs

NS14 Crew Jobs by Hugh Tait updated by Duncan Dey

 

Top Mark (Reach)

-         Main outhaul off (before mark while going up wind)

-         Hike (when rounding mark start moving aft with me)(More when windier etc)

-         Ease jib (a little for tight reach / a lot for broad reach)

-         Ease jib traveller (to edge unless very tight reach)

-         Tweaker (on tight for broad reach / off for tight reach)

-         Board up (up higher for broader reach)

-         Then balance boat and trim jib for reach!!!

Top Mark (Downwind)

-         Hike (when rounding mark start moving aft with me)(More when windier etc)

-         Ease windward jib traveller off (maybe both if jibe anticipated)

-         Uncleat jib & raise pole (I may finish off onto mast, to maintain balance)

-         The other one of us will pull jib sheet on once pole is out

-         SIT TO LEEWARD in light weather (very important for balance)

-         SIT BACK in heavy weather (very important for balance)

-         Release leeward side-stay (halfway in heavy weather - full in light but discuss it, don’t want rig to go down!!)

-         One pulls the board up the other manages the cleat (unless it is windy, then get it in agreed light patch)

-         Then STAY STILL in light weather!!!

Bottom Mark (From Reach)

-         Outhaul on

-         Tweaker off

-         Board down (when windy board stays up a little for upwind; in extreme weather - no adjustments)

-         Round mark – as we do this sheet jib on, adjust weight to balance boat and move forward!

Bottom Mark (From Run)

-         Stay on

-         Board down (when windy board stays up a little for upwind; in extreme weather - no adjustments)

-         Pole down (I will pass it to you unless really windy – when I’m taking it down sheet jib in)

-         Bring in jib traveller (we may re-set jib stopper - discuss)

-         Round mark – as we do this sheet jib on, adjust weight to balance boat and move forward (you will need to lean hard when we are side-on to the wind, if it is strong)!

Gybe Mark (no pole)

-         Make sure jib traveler and tweaker are set for new gybe (discuss angle, or recall from previous lap)

-         Board down – just under vang

-         Gybe jib

-         Board up if appropriate

-         Note: Settings will probably be different for the 2 reaches

Gybe (with pole up)

-         Make sure new jib traveler is off and its tweaker on

-         Side-stay on

-         Board down – just under vang

-         If light wind I will gybe pole, if not then you gybe pole

-         New sheet on but NOT TIGHT or you’ll spear the skipper

-         I’ll gybe the main - if I scream, you pull it across by the boom or vang - and pop it full at end

-         Balance the boat - could need you in a split second on one side or the other (or one then the other!)

-         SIT TO LEEWARD in light weather

-         SIT BACK in heavy weather

-         Release leeward side-stay (halfway in heavy weather - full in light but discuss it, don’t want rig to go down!!)

-         Tighten the new jib-sheet

-         One pulls the board up the other manages the cleat (unless it is windy, then get it in agreed light patch)

-         Then STAY STILL in light weather!!!

General

Balance boat and look for gusts! Try to balance when gusts hit, not after they have hit! (Except downwind stay still!)

Starts call time to go and listen for my calls, back jib, sheet on, stall boat (back jib fully) and balance the boat!!

Don’t cleat the jib sheet on reaches, unless you can get it out again like lightning!!!

When the jib is uncleated don’t loosen the sheet when you have to go inboard!!!

When you know you’ll have to move fast, don’t sit down stay on your feet (crouching tiger - hidden dragon)



Notice Board

Next Club Championship 25th Febuary 2018 

Learn to sail continues every Suday at 9.30am. 

Pacer Series 5th Race 4th March2018

Harwood Regatta is 10th & 11th March 2018, so no club race that weekend.

 

 

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