-How to Start Racing

Q: I would like to start racing. How do I get started?
A: The club runs an extensive racing program for both white sail and spinnaker. The first step is to contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The club also runs an interesting and informative Winter Sail program on Wednesday evenings during the winter months. You must be a member of the club but Social members who keep their boats at the marina race with us regularly. Beginners often start in one of the white sail divisions so that they can avoid the added complexity of the spinnaker while they become familiar with the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the starts, the courses etc. The race committee produces the "Sailing Instructions" each year in booklet format which cover most aspects of the racing program. Every skipper should possess a copy of the RRS as this represents the "Highway Code" of racing.
It is usually possible to arrange for an experienced skipper to go out with new racers as an orientation.