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BSC Optimist Start Racing

12th - 14 February
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Start Racing/Silver Fleet

  • Aimed at sailors who will be racing in Silver Fleet this season
  • Objective is to give sailors the confidence, basic skills and knowledge to participate in club racing
  • Half day sessions around high tide to maximise time on water:
    • Mon 10:30 - 15:30
    • Tue 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wed 11:30 - 16:30
  • We'll follow the RYA Start Racing syllabus and hope to complete the full course:
    • Race starting, improved tacking and gybing, maximising boat speed, mark rounding, tactics and an understanding of the racing rules.
  • Taught by RYA-qualified race coaches
  • Participants will use their own boats for this training at own risk (see T&Cs)

Recommended age range: 9-12

Entry requirements: Minimum age 9 with sailing ability of RYA Stage 3 is required. Participants must be able to sail a triangular course and be able to be in control of a boat with minimal supervision.

Cost: £120 or £45 per day

At the end of the course, successful sailors will be well placed to able to compete in club cadet racing.

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Last updated 1:21pm on 1 March 2024

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