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Tips from Davis Island - Quantum J/70 Winter Series 2017-2018

December 14, 2017

Quantum's Travis Odenbach and Kris Werner discuss the first event of the 2017-2018 Quantum J/70 Winter Series and their plans for event two.

The pair break down three key areas of focus and talk through what they saw and how to improve including fleet management, team communication, and downwind sailing.


If you'd like to just view a specific section, fast forward to the corresponding time stamp listed below.

Part 1: Fleet Management

Large fleets present unique challenges even for those who are used to them. Travis and Kris discuss strategies for managing the fleet and staying in clean air. Time stamp: 0:00:48 sec

Part 2: Team Communication

This is a struggle every team faces; especially when conditions are difficult. Travis shares his rule of thumb for boat communication and they discuss how to continually improve. Time stamp: 0:11:00 min

Part 3: Downwind Sailing

There are always new approaches and techniques showing up in the class for downwind sailing. The duo cover some of them (including the wing) and discuss how we approach these legs of the race. Time stamp: 0:24:00 min

Up Next: Tips for Event 2

Like everyone, Travis and Kris strive to improve every time they hit the water. Learn what they're going to focus on for event two. Time stamp: 0:38:41 min


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