Sassafras Race Lesson Advanced

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 (8:30 am - 1:30 pm)

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Leader: Pete Keuler
Required ratings:
Racing Crew

Event Information

Description

Pre-requisite: Racing Crew or Heavy Keelboat Skipper rating

Location: Meet under the Yellow Canopy

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.

Siege, Sassafras and Rhubarb are Tartan 10s, 33ft fractional rig sloops designed for racing. They are the largest boats in the hoofer fleet and have raced on the Great Lakes! Lessons will focus primarily on performance racing, seamanship, and dynamics of a racing crew. Topics covered vary depending on conditions, but will generally include boat handling, flying a spinnaker, operating under motor, selecting sails and rigging, racing techniques, tactics, racing culture and rules, communication skills, and judgment.

Lessons will proceed in all weather conditions except thunderstorms, the MYC race may be canceled for very light winds.  Please dress appropriately and expect cooler temperatures on the lake. Dressing appropriately includes close-toed shoes, sunscreen, and sunglasses.

Please bring you rating progress form for check off after the lesson. You can find the progress forms and other instructional material at hoofersailing.org/manuals

Event Type
Lesson / Training

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