Y’know, as soon as you mention ‘Rules’ people get scared and start thinking of shouty people imagining that they’re at the Olympics instead of Manor Park. The thing is, ‘The Rules’ apply to everyone out sailing and some knowledge definitely helps in getting the most out of your sailing.
Whether you’re simply pottering around in your Dinghy, training with your Radio Sailboat, Racing around Saddlesall or sailing an Open 60 IMOCA yacht around the world in the Vendee Globe, we’re all bound by (broadly) the same rules. ‘Starboard’, for example, still applies if you’re an 8 yr old sailing their Optimist approaching Ben Ainslie’s foiling Americas Cup boat for example.
So, it’s in all of our interests to learn at least a few of ‘the rules’ to help us make our days on the water somewhat less fraught at times…and to assist in the case of any unfortunate insurance claims as well as to not be outfoxed by some wiley old fox calling ‘Port!’ on you 😉
With this in mind, we’ve arranged another social evening: “Curry & Rules” for Wednesday 29th of March.
This is an interactive update on how to interpret the Racing rules 2017 delivered by Steve Watson from the RYA. Steve is open to questions and will concentrate on the areas we feel we are having problems with.
It it suitable for all ages, dinghy sailors and radio sailing.
There will be break for authentic South Asia curry (Veg and Non Veg) drinks will be for sale but feel free to bring your own. If you don’t want curry, tell us and we can provide fish Cakes and salad as a alternative.
Please let’s us know if you are coming along so we have enough curry by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org but payment is on the day
Cost £8:00 per adult
£4:00 per child under 16
Loose Program of events
Meet 29th March, 6:45pm at the clubhouse.
Finish by 9:00pm
This is a great chance to learn a different side of sailing and to understand that those shouts you might hear out on the water are not meant to be scary…the more you know, the more you’ll know! 🙂