Chutes and Wires 2 Checklist

All areas are assessed based on further development required by the student or they are performing the task consistently.

Balance

  • Crew move aft in puffs and forward in lulls while trapezing
  • Use macro trapeze adjustments to set tackle for conditions
  • Crew ball up or down as a course adjustment in puffs and lulls
  • Trapeze from centerboard, high-wire and full trapeze positions
  • Trapeze with feet together and shoulders back on a kite reach

Sail Trim

  • Tune up each day by lining up on a beat with a tuning partner
  • Helm trim main for optimal boat balance while crew trapezing
  • Trim sails to keep jib and mainsail leech telltales 2/3 flying
  • Describe how raking mast aft affects leech profile
  • Describe how pre-bend affects luff and leech profiles

Direction

  • Sail downwind in high and low modes
  • Use body weight to drive boat with kite

Head Up

  • Head up and tack around a mark in a race
  • Demonstrate a tactical rounding with a kite during a race

Bear Off

  • Perform bear away and gybe sets at a mark
  • Perform a leeward spinnaker reach set
  • Perform windward and leeward hoists as needed during racing
  • Keep kite filled until pole is set

Tack

  • Wire to wire tack to perform a close and loose cover
  • Wire to wire tack and duck another boat
  • Perform a double tack to lay a mark and on a start line in a race
  • Perform wire to wire tacks without flogging jib

Gybe

  • Perform spinnaker gybes in correct order at 45 second intervals
  • Perform a rodeo gybe to lay a leeward mark
  • Select a wave to gybe while surfing

Stop

  • Stop to leeward of another boat on a start line
  • Find a hole and stop on a start line with over 5 boats

Go/Accelerate

  • Maintain bow out position prior to accelerating off a line
  • Cross start line within 3 seconds of start

Down-Speed

  • Slow down to avoid a leeward mark pinwheel
  • Hold position for 1 minute at a start line

Seamanship

  • Participate in a mock protest
  • Describe purpose of postponement, abandonment, flags S and C
  • Evaluate rig settings and adjust while sailing
  • Describe how mast butt position affects rake and leech profile
  • Describe the effect of mast bend on forestay tension
  • Make a window repair on a ripped kite
  • Explain weather, lee and neutral helm

Tactics/Strategy

  • Crew initiate tactical decisions upwind
  • Helm initiate tactical decisions downwind
  • Form a strategic plan to incorporate wind, geography and tide
  • Defend position on a reach, a run and a leeward mark

Physical Literacy

  • Participate in a daily physical warm up prior to training

Mental Training

  • Set skill/process based goals for training and racing sessions
  • Maintain a written log book throughout training
  • Participate in a regional or provincial regatta