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Start Racing

Probably one of the biggest challenges that the sailors face is to understand the complexity of racing. This course is designed to equip the sailor with enhanced skills to confidently compete in Club racing in most conditions.

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Sailors Competencies

When I’m on the water I can……

  • Start a race with flag and sound signals
  • Stay close to the start line
  • Change sail settings to power up and depower the sails
  • Sail backwards
  • Sail the course efficiently
  • Start to use body weight to help tack and gybe
  • Identify lifts and knocks
  • Determine the bias of the starting line
  • Work efficiently as a team

And when I’m on shore I can……

  • Identify basic flags and their meanings
  • List common race course configurations
  • Explain what the control lines do and why I would adjust them
  • Explain the common rules of ‘Part 2’ racing rules of sailing
  • Explain basic sail theory and sail trimming