One of the latest videos to go viral on the liberal youtuby bloggyspherie thingie is of Sarah Palin reading cues written on the palm of her left hand to answer questions when she was being
I disagree. I don't begrudge Mrs. Palin her Cliff Notes. In fact she has given me a terrific idea to improve my Laser sailing. I wrote last week in Brain Freeze how I keep forgetting important tactical principles when I am racing in the frostbite fleet. So now I just need to write cheat notes on my hand and I won't forget them again.
No wait. That won't work. I wear black latex gloves when frostbiting and I won't be able to read anything written on them.
Hmmm. WWSD. What would Sarah do?
Let's see. The three points she had difficulty in remembering were...
- Tax cuts
- Allow America's spirit to rise again
Wait a minute. Couldn't she have used an acronym to help remember those three points? T.E.A. That would have been easy. After all she was at the
So what acronym could I use?
The four things I need to remember when Brain Freeze sets in are
- Avoid the crowd on the start line
- Look before tacking to preserve clear air
- Port tack layline - don't go there
- Opposition - cover them on final beat
I can remember that.
How about you? Do you have any special tricks to help you remember important stuff when racing?