INTRODUCTION TO RACING CURRICULUM
PREREQUISITE: ASA Basic Keelboat certificate or equivalent. Some of the first lesson topics on basics are covered and practiced on the water in our basic keelboat sailing class. Sail shape and trim portion of the second lesson are covered in detail in our advanced sailing class, and the third lesson spinnaker work portion is covered without the racing rules and strategy in our normal spinnaker course. Its important that you are comfortable as skipper and crew on a keelboat but no experience with Spinnakers or Solings is required.
MATERIALS: The following materials are suggested for the student to purchase. Performance Racing Tactics by Bill Gladstone, The Racing Rules of Sailing 2001-2004, BHSC Soling Go Fast kit. Please email for purchasing information.
SCHEDULE: One-hour dockside discussion followed by two hours on the water followed by a wrap up discussion. A Soling may be brought into a slip to aid discussion. If the weather prevents boats from going out students will still meet for a discussion and a makeup date for on the water practice may be scheduled as needed.
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