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by JIH-US568
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Boat and Sailor Database - ADD YOUR DETAILS HERE
Topic: 573
Replies: 0
Views: 711

573

USA 573
June 2017

John Howell
Carolina Sailing Club
Chapel Hill, NC USA
713 412 4722
by JIH-US568
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion and banter ...
Topic: 2017 Survey
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Re: 2017 Survey

I was just reviewing the results of the survey as posted on the website. My hat is off to the class for collecting such rich data to help plan with and for the exceptional summary of the survey results. I also applaud making the full set of results available. I hope the class maintains the exception...
by JIH-US568
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Exercise to prepare for Skiff sailing
Replies: 8
Views: 1612

Re: Exercise to prepare for Skiff sailing

I found single sculling (rowing) to be quite good, gives strength in legs, arms, back and core. It is also most suitable on calm days in oppose to the Musto Skiff You also get to be on the water, sometimes in the water... Great idea. I use an ERG machine at the gym but 30 minutes to an hour of goin...
by JIH-US568
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Exercise to prepare for Skiff sailing
Replies: 8
Views: 1612

Re: Exercise to prepare for Skiff sailing

Rick wrote:I think most people keep it pretty simple as per the below ...

https://youtu.be/QG3JpMSspcE




Right!
by JIH-US568
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Exercise to prepare for Skiff sailing
Replies: 8
Views: 1612

Exercise to prepare for Skiff sailing

Folks, I have been working out in a variety of ways to build my endurance on the MPS. I think the best things I have done are related to Pilates. Working on core, flexibility and endurance have been critical to my ability to spend more and more time on the boat and increase my balance and confidence...
by JIH-US568
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Results and questions from a learning skiff sailor
Replies: 14
Views: 2225

Re: Results and questions from a learning skiff sailor

Rick, Thanks for the input. I was high enough and/or not flexible enough that twisting the body would not be an option. Using my foot is something I have done for years and is clearly the best option. One other question. What is the current logic about bridle length. I replaced the original bridle w...
by JIH-US568
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Results and questions from a learning skiff sailor
Replies: 14
Views: 2225

Re: Results and questions from a learning skiff sailor

Great day of sailing yesterday. 5-10 knots of breeze. Marginal trapezing to windward. Trapeze height was set so legs were bent when on deck (about 45 degrees). Lots of mobility and easy to go in and out from the trapeze. I did find that when I was hooked to the trapeze (say port side), my forward ar...
by JIH-US568
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: GoPro Boom Mount
Replies: 1
Views: 718

GoPro Boom Mount

Since acquiring a skiff I have been looking for a simple way to mount a GoPro camera on the end of the boom. I came across a rubber clamp called QuickFist. There are clamps that fit the boom section very nicely. The following link displays a photo of two QuickFist clamps attached to the boom and bol...
by JIH-US568
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Results and questions from a learning skiff sailor
Replies: 14
Views: 2225

Re: Results and questions from a learning skiff sailor

Sailed with new block on the mast. Much Easier!

Thanks
by JIH-US568
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Results and questions from a learning skiff sailor
Replies: 14
Views: 2225

Re: Results and questions from a learning skiff sailor

I added the block just before leaving to sail at Riva del Garda (VX One). Nathan from Ovington is here. He was surprised that the mast was fully rigged but the block for the spin halyard was not put on. I will add this when I return to the US. I have read the rigging guide several times, but I must ...
by JIH-US568
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Results and questions from a learning skiff sailor
Replies: 14
Views: 2225

Re: Results and questions from a learning skiff sailor

Mark, Ovington sends the boats with a tapered spin halyard. After using spray lube on the main and re-running the spin halyard the friction is less but still quite noticeable relative to other boats I have sailed. The spin halyard exits the mast above the forestay and goes to a bail. Should there be...
by JIH-US568
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Results and questions from a learning skiff sailor
Replies: 14
Views: 2225

Re: Results and questions from a learning skiff sailor

Paul, Great advice. When I was trapping in light air, I was clearly too low and was definitely having mobility issues. I will check the halyards tomorrow as you have suggested. One last question. The line for the halyard is excel racing line (I think). It is very stiff and prone to kinking. What typ...
by JIH-US568
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Results and questions from a learning skiff sailor
Replies: 14
Views: 2225

Results and questions from a learning skiff sailor

I have had the opportunity to sail my new skiff about 5 time. Most have been in light air which has been a balancing act. It is like 2 hrs on a Bosu ball. I have had one day where I could trapeze which was a gas. Yesterday was a marginal trapezing day with winds varying from 4-9 knots with quick cyc...
by JIH-US568
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Dry land trapeze practice
Replies: 6
Views: 1187

Re: Dry land trapeze practice

Using the land rig shown in the prior post I have been able to get my footwork down. A 45 minute workout of simulated tacks and extensions on the trapeze and then into another simulated tack, and I was whipped. 60+ simulated tacks in 45 minutes really helped with footwork consistency. Now I need to ...

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