Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing, March 15
The only situation in which a boat may make a tactical rounding, i.e. go wide and then cut close to pass the mark on a close hauled course is when she has entered the zone clear ahead. Boats behind often misunderstand this as an opportunity to cut inside, because the space looks very tempting. But, she has no right to do so, and is likely to hear a robust “Don’t go in there!!!”
The rules are not just for skippers. The more knowledge on your boat, the greater your competitive edge. So, whether you are a skipper or crew, if you would like to up your game in 2014, join us at BCYC on March 15 for the “Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing” seminar. Animated PowerPoint slides like that shown above make the rules come to life. The game is a lot more fun, and safe, when you know the rules!
We hope to see you there!