Getting Started in Keelboat Racing Featured

By  Apr 13, 2016

VSC offers intermediate level sailors our VSC504 Competent Keelboat Racing program for building the foundation of racing knowledge, seamanship and boat handling skills for racing keelboats 24 - 45 ft. This course includes 5 on-the- water skill building seminars and participation as crew in 5 Vancouver area races that demonstrate:

  • How a race is conducted
  • How to prepare a sailboat for racing
  • The duties and skills of the 7 sailing positions
  • The Racing Rulesof Sailing and differences to the cruiser's Rules of the Road (COLREGS)
  • Rig fundamentals and the effect of tuning on performance
  • Advanced sail handling and sail trim for Jib, Genoa, Mainsail, Spinnaker and Drifter
  • Sail trim for light air, moderate and heavy weather conditions
  • Strategies and Tactics for coastal long distance and regatta racing

VSC504 Practice and Race Dates 2017

Racing is fun, challenging and rewarding. Confidence on-the-water is the result of competence and understanding crew leadership and dynamics.
 
The prerequisite for this course is VSC101 Qualified Crew Certification. Call Carl Richardson (604) 805-9944 if you would like to learn more or enrol in the VSC504 program.
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