Fall Dinghy Learning Experience

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david lapier

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Oct 31, 2022, 7:27:49 PM10/31/22
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It is not the mistakes you make, but how you respond to those mistakes that matter.  

The video really helped me learn from a tactical situation that I could have handled better.   (Thanks Julian!)

I was headed out to the starboard layline with Walt ahead and to leeward, and Al behind and to windward.  I could cross Walt, but not Al.  I tacked on the layline, Al tacked directly ahead of me.   I was in his gas.   I tacked away to port again.  But, from the video, I started going slow the whole time from when Al tacked on me to whenI rounded the mark, and I tacked away again when a second boat tacked in from of me (not Al, but someone else... ugg).    I should have just sailed fast, cleared my air by holding high (as Al wad driving low) and kept my spot.  Instead i got distracted and lost 10 boat lengths in 2 minutes.

It is not the mistakes you make, but how you respond to those mistakes that matter.  

-- David (216613)



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