OVERVIEW:

If you are new to racing then the rules can look complex, however with a few pointers we can arm you with a working knowledge to get round the course and stay out of the protest room

COURSE DURATION:

2.5 – 3 hours including a 15 minute break

PRE REQUISITES:

You should be familiar with sailing and have raced at least once, however no rules knowledge is required. This course is popular with those who have crewed but now want to understand more of what is going on.

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Notice of race and Sailing Instructions
  • Racing Rules of Sailing
  • Decision to Race
  • The course
  • The start sequence
  • Flags and signals
  • Definitions
  • Overlapped, right of way and keeping clear
  • Boats on opposite tacks
  • Boats on the same tack
  • Tacking
  • Mark Room
  • Room for obstructions
  • Protests, penalties and exoneration
  • The finish
  • Question Time

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Evening seminar delivered by our coach
  • Question Time
  • Refreshments
  • Parking
  • Chieftain Training Racing Rules Made Simple Certificate

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

BOOKING:

We run specific dates you can book individual places on, however if you have a group we can set up a seminar just for you.

IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?

This seminar is suitable for everyone on board a racing dinghy, yacht or sports-boat.

WHY CHOOSE CHIEFTAIN TRAINING FOR THIS COURSE?

This is one of our home-grown racing seminars and make a complex subject simple for those new to the Racing Rules of Sailing.