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Giu, I've been in some light air races when I could have crawled on my belly like a snake, and gone faster than the boat was going!
Ahh yes...no wind...fortunately...not here..never...

Eolos is good to us....and so was Venus!!!!
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post #12 of 14 Old 03-11-2007
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I new a guy who won a race by slipping the anchor over the side to stop while everyone else was going backwards with the current, and when the wind came in, it came in form ahead of him so he got the wind first.

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An addition to Giu's advice is to rember everything your told. It helps if you only have to be told how to do something once. Having experience on other boats helps with this, because then you only have to remember particulars about that boat, because everyone does things a little differently.

But, you you are in doubt on how to do something that you are asked to do, by all means ask, even if you have been told how to do it before. Most people would much rather tell you again than have you do it wrong.

And don't forget to have fun. As a general rule, any yelling is not personal, but just a way to convey the urgency of the task at hand.

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Giulietta;

In all honesty - great advice. I've had 2 races now and they were so thrilling I couldn't believe it. 'Shut up and listen' is great advice. I kept my mouth shut and my ears and eyes open. I didn't look foolish...too much. I didn't get hit with the boom. I didn't get in the way and I even got to help hoist the spinnaker and roll up the jib. I felt like I had really accomplish something major. I didn't even get sick! Thanks for the advice.

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Giulietta speaks truth.

Racing is fun eh? I think it may be more fun for crew, since they don't have to pay for whatever breaks. You aren't following the advice though, you were supposed to wait 5 races before you came back here. :P

My only advice to add is: "Stay in the boat, falling overboard sucks."
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