For standard weeknight racers, the template should be simple. Most of the data on boat, sails, etc. can be filled out ahead of time. The most important data for this type of sailor relates to sail trim and tactical considerations. When repeatedly sailing the same boat, large improvements in speed can come from knowing the fast settings for each point of sail, and wind and water condition. For example, "Having the top telltale on the main stalled 100 percent of time is only fast with flat water." From a tactical standpoint, every venue will have its idiosyncrasies for a given wind and/or current direction. Noting what worked, or didn't work, is the best way to commit these nuances to memory.