Post-Race Debrief

When you cross the finish line you’re not done racing. Hold off on any debriefs. Instead, get right into cleaning up the boat and getting it ready for the next race (even if it is the last race of the day). If this will be a new routine for you, make a checklist that includes things such as flaking the jib and bagging it, running the spinnaker tapes, coiling lines, and tuning the rig if you have any changes in mind. Once you’ve done all of this, only then can you make your way to the starting line and break out the food and water. Stay close to the race committee boat in case they fire off another race quickly.

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