Sailing An Optimist Downwind - 'Kiting' An Opti With Fletcher

This video is about Kiting an Opti Downwind. It's awesome fun and really fast. The trick is to be brave and sail 'by the lee'. That's when the breeze flows across your sail from the leech side, not the mast side. Sounds sketchy but it works. You will find that your Opti will sit on an angle and have less drag in the water and the rudder will stop dragging and centre too. Give it a go. Ask your parents or your coach about it. I promise you will be much, much faster. Let me know if you have any tips or a video you'd like me to do Also remember to Like and Subscribe and tell your Opti friends

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This video is about Kiting an Opti Downwind. It's awesome fun and really fast. The trick is to be brave and sail 'by the lee'. That's when the breeze flows across your sail from the leech side, not the mast side. Sounds sketchy but it works. You will find that your Opti will sit on an angle and have less drag in the water and the rudder will stop dragging and centre too. Give it a go. Ask your parents or your coach about it. I promise you will be much, much faster. Let me know if you have any tips or a video you'd like me to do Also remember to Like and Subscribe and tell your Opti friends

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Random Vidzs
Random Vidzs - 5 years ago
I’m the 70 subscriber how you sail so good
WIVORY The1st
WIVORY The1st - 5 years ago
Hey fletcher! Great video again. I was wondering if you will be going to Europeans or NAMS this year.
Fletcher Walters
Fletcher Walters - 5 years ago
You will love the Euros.  It's great fun hanging out with Opti sailors from all over the world.  Make sure to take T Shirts to swap with other sailors.  A Canadian shirt would make a great trade.
WIVORY The1st
WIVORY The1st - 5 years ago
Fletcher Walters yes did get a spot Euros. That’s great to hear your in 29ers now. Where I sail their is a 29ers ream and it looks fun
Fletcher Walters
Fletcher Walters - 5 years ago
Hi Champ! Ill age out of Optis this year, so I've gone full time into the 29ers since the Worlds. Did you get a spot for Euros? I saw you did great at Canadian Nationals. Well done

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