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HOTLAPS -Anse Etoile Isle- May 12th to May 18th

Anse Etoile Isle Hotlaps Sailing Second Life

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#1 Ginger Henderson

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 03:26 PM

A BIG thanks to Margot (Estate Manager for Surreal Estates) for hosting Hotlaps this week at Tuarua Fiji!! Always a pleasure working with you :)
 
From Saturday May 12th to Friday May 18th come try your luck and do your best laps at the Anse Etoile Isle Hotlaps in the Tuarua Fiji area.
 
All you will need is at this location...
Anse Etoile Isle
 
Course for this Hotlaps…
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Main thing is to have fun :)
Happy Hotlapping!!

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#2 vIv

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:22 PM

Interesting upwind/downwind lap this week, with a twist, as the course is not quite aligned with the wind direction.
That slight offset allows for some radical options depending on the boats' ability to run downwind.
The Flying Shadow for instance lets you sail directly to the leeward mark in AREZZO. It is a fun ride, as you need to sail on a tight balance, between enough angle to the wind to accelerate and foil, but not too much unless you're willing to commit to gybing... On other boats, you will need to play for speed on the reach, with several gybes on the way to that same leeward mark.

 

On the upwind, think about where you need to tack, and try to play the landscape wisely to minimize their number... (number of tacks, that is !)

Edited by vIv, 18 May 2018 - 08:45 PM.






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