Category: guides

An Introduction to Racing Part 4 – How NOT to come last!

Inspired by Ian’s guide for Novice Sailors here is a new blog on how to achieve his NCL Target (Not Coming Last!) Don’t be put off – get out there and do some races – the more you do, the more chances of not coming last! Don’t be put off (part 2) – the experienced …

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Information for New and Novice Sailors

The first stages of sailing are often daunting, so here are some of the options and support available to you in your early months and years of sailing. Complete Novice – Training Its best to start off with an RYA training course. We run these at regular intervals through the year. Book early as they …

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An Introduction to Racing – Part 3 – Mark’s Top Tips.

After the last 2 weeks blogs on the rules and race formats, this week some top tips and hints for racing. The start is the hardest part. My advice, reach up and down the line about 10 boat lengths down from the line. Get some advice before you go on the water about which end …

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An Introduction to Racing – Part 2 – Race Formats

Following last weeks blog on the basic rules, this week I am going to cover the basics of racing. We sail two types of races at Rudyard – a pursuit race and a mass start race. Basically the course is the same, but in the pursuit race you start at a specific time depending on …

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An Introduction to Racing – Part 1 – The 3 main rules

Now the season has started, this series of blogs is for those thinking about racing this year. I’ll cover the basic rules of sailing this week, and then move on to the format of racing, and then some hints and tactics. I’ll assume you can sail your boat OK, if not talk to Larry about …

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Learn about the rules of Racing

Ever been in a situation where you think you are in the right but not sure? Have you been carved up by one of the experienced sailors but not felt you know the rules well enough to protest? Two pieces of advice 1. No one minds a protest – its a good way to find …

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