Rookie Rally Starts on May 7
Starts May 7 at 7:00pm
Free to CYC members, Free with your new membership, $96 Non-members
Corinthian Yacht Club offers several ways to help you get started in sailboat racing or brush up on your skills. The Rookie Rally Educational series provides a solid foundation of racing skills via classroom instruction, hands-on exercises, and on-the-water activities. Our educational committee members are also glad to meet with you to help you work towards your goals! We expect to have at least one on-the-water practice session at Shilshole at the end of the series. We also will provide you with the opportunity to come out and help with the Race Committee on a weeknight race, which puts you in the center of the action! You need to have appropriate sailing gear, including a PFD, and basic sailing skills.
CREWS: This is a great opportunity to expand your skill base, move to another position on the boat, or start racing your own
May 7 “Welcome to the Racecourse”: Walk-through a typical race. Handicap racing, One Design, distance vs. buoy races.
Paperwork / organizational requirements. Conduct of a race per RRS. Reading Sailing Instructions. Starting sequence
and basic rules
May 14 Starting & upwind legs: Rules during starting. Finding the favored end. Standard starting tactics. The advantaged
side of the course vs. advantaged side of starting line. Rules when sailing to windward, and at the weather mark.
May 21 Downwind angles, gybing on wind shifts: Rules when sailing downwind. Leeward mark rounding rules and
tactics. Favored end of the finish line. Rules when finishing.
May 29 (Tues) Boatspeed Basics: Foils above and below water. Balance. Main, jib, and rig controls. Windward sail trim in light, medium, and heavy air. Downwind trim. How to read a tuning guide. Basic tuning for keelboats.
Call the club office for more information, (206) 789-1919