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Start Racing

25th - 27 May

The first course in the racing syllabus, Start Racing, will develop and provide you with the basic skills needed to enter a race and understand the simple techniques, sequences, and rules. To take this course every student should have mastered the practical skills to Level 2/Stage 3 or above.

The course covers:

Starts, Boat handling, Speed, Tactics, Strategy.

What should I bring?

In essence you will need, clothes for the shore, clothes for sailing, your logbook and a way to make notes etc. It is always colder on the water than on land and you may be wet for many hours so make sure you have enough. A full kit list is available here:

Please bring the following items to your course. 

  • Lunch, water and snacks.  Light refreshments will be available during bar hours. Water and snacks may be taken afloat with you or in the coach boat.  
  • Pen and paper. 
  • Your logbook if you have one. 
  • Buoyancy Aid if you have one. 
  • Hat (cap or winter warm) 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Towel 
  • Dry change of clothes 
  • Old sneakers or water shoes.  Shoes must be closed toe and heel.  Flip flops are not allowed! 
  • Wetsuit or warm clothes and full waterproofs (you will get wet). 
  • Wind breaker or waterproof jacket 
  • Clothes appropriate for the weather of the day. It is much colder on the water so please dress over-warm, we can always put a layer in the coach boat.

Last updated 6:23pm on 24 February 2024

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