Rhubarb MYC Race Lesson - Advanced

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 (5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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Leader: Pete Keuler
Required ratings:
Racing Crew

Event Information


Prerequisite: Racing Crew or permission of instructor.

This an advanced lesson, you should be familiar with the setup of this boat and be able to work most positions.

This lesson will participate in the official Mendota Yacht Club (MYC) races. Races with MYC can be fast-paced. No race experience is necessary, we rotate positions as possible. Over the course of a season you should cover the entire checklist for a J-spinnaker requirement. Season performance will be recorded by MYC.


Sassafras is a T-10, 33ft  fractional rig sloop with diesel inboard. She is one of the largest boats in the fleet and comes with a storied history of offshore racing on the Great Lakes! See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tartan_Ten .


Lessons will focus primarily on performance racing, seamanship, and dynamics of a racing crew. Topics covered vary depending on conditions. Sailing skills include boat handling, flying a spinnaker, operating under motor, selecting sails and rigging, among others. Lessons cover racing techniques, tactics, racing culture and rules, communication skills, crewing and skippering, and judgment. We will meet by the Memorial Union Boathouse. Lessons will proceed in all weather except thunderstorms.  Please dress appropriately and expect cooler temperatures on the lake. Dressing appropriately includes close-toed shoes, sunscreen, and sunglasses.


Event Type
Lesson / Training


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