VIDEO: Fighting for bragging rights:
While the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race may be done, the competitive spirit roars on for six of the female Olympians that raced around the world. Here are Martine Grael, Annalise Murphy, Jena Mai Hansen, Tamara Echegoyen, Nina Curtis and Marie Riou – with 2 gold, 2 silver and a bronze Olympic medal between them – fighting for bragging rights in an Optimist race.
Trimming Sails in Tandem:
by Steve Hunt, Sailing World
In the Wildman and Samba Pa Ti two-boat Melges 20 program, we spent many hours on the water tuning with each other. The hulls were identical, as were masts and sails. We had marks on all of our important settings, and while tuning we talked to each on the VHF radio sharing our settings. Yet, we often went different speeds, even when those settings were identical. Granted, hiking and steering were variables, but it became really apparent how important it was to make sure the jib and main were matching each other with simple adjustments of the sheets.
A coach watching from behind in a powerboat can easily see if the sails are well-matched. If a…
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