Category Archives: Seminars & Education

Be Rules Smart in 2017!

The Racing Rules of Sailing change every four years in cadence with the Olympics, and the rules for 2017-2020 took effect on January first. Don’t handicap yourself with an incomplete or incorrect knowledge of the rules!  A unique opportunity exists this month to really learn the rules. On January 14, I will be presenting my “Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing Seminar” at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club. And on January 28, Dave Perry will be hosting a North U. Rules and Tactics Seminar at Lido Isle Yacht Club. People have asked if the material which Dave and I will cover will be the same. While the material is the same, my approach to teaching assumes no prior knowledge, builds from one concept to the next, and covers all the DEFINITIONS necessary to understand all the rules for “WHEN BOATS MEET”. So,  there is a very good chance that if you attend my presentation two weeks before Dave’s, you will likely understand everything he says. Why not start off 2017 with  a better working knowledge of the rules than ever! Skippers, why not send your crews, because two heads are better than one!

Learn to Race with Chris Hill, Wed 4/29 7-9 PM at BCYC

Each part of a race requires three things from the sailor: perception of important conditions, processing and decision making, and performing what you decide effectively, the three Ps.

Based on his experience and what he’s learned from better sailors, Chris Hill will lead a seminar on how to learn what we need to improve to get better race results, and how to learn it.

We hope you will join us and bring a story or two to share about a lesson you have learned about racing.

2014 Seminar Schedule

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Boat Handling & Sail Trim

Saturday, January 25, 8:45 – 5:00         Fleet 1 – Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club

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Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing

Saturday, March 15, 8:45 – 5:00           Fleet 1 –  Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club

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Boat Handling & Sail Trim

Saturday, June 21, 8:45 – 5:00              Fleet 1 – Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club

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Strategy & Tactics

Saturday, September 6, 8:45 – 5:00       Fleet 1 – Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club

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2013 Seminar Schedule

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Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing

Sunday, January 27, 8:45 – 5:00       Fleet 1 –  Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club

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Boat Handling & Sail Trim

Saturday, March 9, 8:45 – 5:00           Fleet 1 – Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club

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Strategy & Tactics

Sunday, July 21, 8:45 – 5:00               Fleet 1 – Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club

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Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing

Sunday, September 8, 8:45 – 5:00     Fleet 1 – Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club

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2012 Seminar Schedule

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Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing

Sunday, January 29, 8:45 – 5:00       Fleet 1 –  Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club

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Boat Handling & Sail Trim

Sunday, March 11, 8:45 – 5:00           Fleet 1 – Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club

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Strategy & Tactics

Saturday, June 9, 8:45 – 5:00               Fleet 1 – Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club

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Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing

Sunday, September 9 , 8:45 – 5:00     Fleet 1 – Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club

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