Online Learning now Available

I have often been asked whether my classroom seminars are videoed. The answer is yes, but not for the purpose of releasing unedited footage, Rather the intent has always been to edit the raw video and use it as content for self-paced online courses. Two are now available:

Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing    6 hours 8 minutes


RIGHT OF WAY                                                            34 minutes

GENERAL LIMITATIONS          `                                   1 hour 40 minutes

AT OBSTRUCTIONS                                                    55 minutes

AT MARKS                                                                   1 hour 50 minutes

THE START                                                                  29 minutes

SUMMARY                                                                  9 minutes

Boat Handling & Sail Trim          5 hours 29 minutes

AERODYNAMICS         20 minutes

SAILING THEORY         1 hour

SAIL SHAPE                  1 hour 40 minutes

DEMONSTRATION      51 minutes

SAIL TRIM                    38 minutes

BOAT HANDLING        1 hour

The courses include a PDF copy of the course book.

To access the online courses, click here.

The upcoming Strategy & Tactics seminar on January 21 at BCYC will also be recorded, and an online course will be released in the future. If you are in the Fleet 1 area and plan to attend this event, please note that this is NOT a rules seminar. “Strategy” is about getting around a course as quickly as possible, and “Tactics” is about how to implement your strategy in the company of all the other boats, i.e. it is about boat-on-boat interactions – which are dependent on the rules. If you do not have a good working knowledge of the rules, completing the online course in advance would greatly enhance your enjoyment and ability to understand the information presented in “Strategy & Tactics”.

I you avail yourself of these learning resources, I would be very interested in your feedback. Please see free to contact me:

Peter Haynes

Learn the Racing Rules 2021-2024

A number of folks have been inquiring as to whether I have any racing rules seminars on the horizon. As my offerings are currently classroom based, I do not have any events scheduled, and plan to resume when COVID permits. Any other year, this would be prime time for a rules seminar as the new rules for 2021-2024 took effect in January. But, there is a timely alternative! North U will be hosting David Dellenbaugh (Speed & Smarts author) for an online event starting next week. It is Wednesday evenings, Feb 24 and March 3. Click Learn the Racing Rules 2024 – Winter – North U for the event page which includes lots of information. David is an excellent instructor.

And, if you are not familiar with David Dellenbaugh’s regularly scheduled 4-part webinars on a wide range of sailboat racing topics, there is another series coming up soon starting Monday, March 1 called Mark Rounding Magic!

As this could be of interest for the entire Class, I am not limiting email notification to just Fleet 1.

Posted by Peter Haynes