16 - The View From The Top: Part 2
15 – Two Pros Duel on the Upwind Leg
We continue the series on creating GeoVids using a camera mounted at the top of the mast. In this episode, we discuss how to evaluate Weather Helm, Steering, and have an introduction to Mainsail Twist.
Just watching the view from the top can be pretty addicting. It's a whole new vantage point! We can learn a lot about our performance just by watching the way a few key parts of the boat are moving. Starting at the stern, we first discuss watching the tiller and evaluating Weather Helm, and tiller movement for steering stability. Then, we look at the Boom and see if we are holding it a center line. We can also see if the main trimmer is anticipating the puffs and remembering to move the traveler. Lastly, we look at main twist and have a brief introduction to the concept.