Alison Chapman's Tips to Being a Better F11 Crew

Andrew and Alison Chapman - 2006 F11 Australian Champions _6039
Andrew and Alison Chapman - 2006 F11 Australian Champions _6039

 

 

 

 

 

Alison Chapman’s Tips to Being a Better F11 Crew

 

START:

Know when to get jib on

Easing it on (by the telltales) – no yanking

Weight up and hiking when gun goes – not after

UPWIND:

Hiking – need to get upper body out and horizontal (keep Ali dry!)

TACKING:

Weight to windward and hiking ASAP

TOP MARK:

Easing jib – don’t just throw it off

Pole out faster (2 full arm length pulls can and will do it)

GYBING:

Pull pole out to brace, NOT brace in to pole

Ensure pole is going out FORWARD, not to the side and separate from the tack of spinnaker

BOTTOM MARK:

Drop kite with only 2 downward grabs

Get jib on gradually (watch telltales) as you round mark

Do not delay getting jib on, even if kite still in a mess

GENERAL SAILING:

Keep your eyes out of the boat –

Watch for gusts

Watch boats further up the course for approaching wind changes

Communicate with skipper

Be aware of sail trim ALL THE TIME



2017 2018 NSW State Titles

2017-18 NSW State Championships

Round 1

Date 4th/5th November 2017

Location Port Kembla Sailing Club (PKSC)

Round 2

Date 17th/18th February 2018

Location Belmont 16ft Sailing Club (B16'SC)

For more information go to the :-

NSW State Championship Home Page

 

2018 FLYING 11 NATIONALS

 

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2018 Gill Flying 11 National Championships 

Hosted by

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Dates: 13th - 19th January 2018

 

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