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TCYC Racing Basics 2018

  • May 07, 2018
  • May 24, 2018
  • 6 sessions
  • May 07, 2018, 6:00 PM
  • May 08, 2018
  • May 14, 2018
  • May 15, 2018
  • May 22, 2018
  • May 24, 2018
  • Burrard Civic Marina and English Bay

Registration




Tiddly Cove Yacht Club (TCYC) wants to introduce people to sailboat racing.

Open to everyone interested in getting started racing; new crew, new sailors and new racers (space permitting.) 

We want people with boats, crew and mentors.  When registering let us know whether you are Skipper with a boat, crew or mentor. 

We will need someone (with a boat) to act / volunteer as a race committee boat May 8 and May 15.

 

Please register at TCYCmentorship@gmail.com


Schedule:


Starts May 7, 2018

Week 1 - May 7, 6:00 pm- classroom session (location: Burrard Civic Marina)

Week 1 - May 8, 6:00 pm - race day with a mentor aboard (location: English Bay)

Week 2 - May 14 - classroom session

Week 2 - May 15 - race day with mentor aboard

Week 3 - May 22 - classroom session

Week 3 - May 24 - race day with mentor aboard (Possibly participate in KYC Thursday Evening Race)

(Maybe Week 4 - classroom session)

(Maybe Week 4 - race day with mentor aboard)


Topics covered:


Racing rules

(It is suggested to have a 2017 - 2020 rule book or buy one before the classes begin.  You can download them for free or if you prefer paperback Marine stores will have them.)
(Paul Elvstrom Explains the Racing Rules of Sailing - 2017)

  •   Sportsmanship
  •   Avoid collisions (Rule 14)
  •   Starboard / Port
  •   Windward / Leeward
  •   Overtaking
  •   At the Marks
  •   Self policing / protest 
  •   Breaking a rule / exoneration

Identifying wind direction

Crew, getting crew and crew positions


The race

  •    Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions
  •    Start
  •    Weather leg
  •    Weather\upwind mark
  •    Downwind leg
  •    Leeward mark
  •    Finish
  •   Shorten course
  •   Change of course

Chart of English Bay showing prevailing winds / Currents


Upwind sail trim

  •    Tell tales
  •    Sail shape / sail controls

Spinnaker flying

  •   Set
  •   Gybe
  •   Douse


Clear air

Shifts - tacking / gybing

Light / heavy wind sailing

On the water - Short races

  • Starts
  • Windward marks
  • Leeward Marks
  • Finish

Feel free to contact me with any questions TCYCmentorship@gmail.com

See you May 7


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