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Start Racing

This Course teaches the basic racing rules and manoeuvres and gain an understanding of what is expected of a racing crew on a small boat.

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Length

12 hours.

Outcomes

You will have the skills and knowledge to be a competent member of a crew on a small racing boat.

Pre-requisites

Better Sailing.

Who should do this course?

Anyone wishing to get a spot crewing on a small racing boat.

Syllabus

1. Personal Safety Equipment and Clothing

  • Knows the appropriate clothing to be worn and safety equipment to be taken when racing inshore and offshore / overnight.
  • Understands the importance of minimizing the weight of personal gear.

2. Deck Equipment

  • Knows the correct techniques for the efficient and safe use of all deck hardware- e.g. winches, jamming cleats, traveller, jib track, spinnaker poles / bowsprits and their associated fittings etc .

3. Manoeuvres

  • Understands and is competent in each crew position during the following maneuvers: pre-start, tacking (including roll tacking), gybing, windward and leeward mark roundings.
  • Can work as part of a team during all manoeuvres.

4. Sail Trim

  • Understands the theory of sail shape, including draft position and twist.
  • Can operate sail controls to achieve optimum sail shape in light, medium and heavy airs.
  • Can work as a team with other trimmers and the helm.

5. Balance and trim

  • Understands the importance of correct crew weight placement in all conditions and points of sail.
  • Can hike effectively when required.

6. Race Structure

  • Understands Start and Finish procedures including flags and sound signals.
  • Understands different course types including windward/leeward, Olympic Triangle, laid /passage course.
  • Can plan for expected manoeuvres for a given course.

7. Racing rules

  • Knows the basic Rules of Racing.

8. Communication

  • As crew can communicate effectively within a team.
  • Knows what information to transmit to the afterguard – and how often and when to transmit it.

9. Self

  • Understands the importance of physical fitness and preparation.
  • Understands the importance of contributing as a crew i.e. helping with boat preparation and packing up, attending briefings and debriefings.

 

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Start Racing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, October 13, 2018
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
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    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

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Start Racing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, November 03, 2018
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
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Start Racing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, November 24, 2018
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, December 01, 2018
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

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Start Racing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, December 15, 2018
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, December 22, 2018
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

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Start Racing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, January 05, 2019
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, January 12, 2019
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

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Start Racing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, February 02, 2019
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 09, 2019
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

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Start Racing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, March 02, 2019
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

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Start Racing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, March 16, 2019
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, March 23, 2019
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

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Start Racing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, April 06, 2019
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

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Start Racing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
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    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

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Start Racing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, May 25, 2019
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, June 01, 2019
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

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Start Racing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, June 15, 2019
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, June 22, 2019
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

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