Excuse my dust!! If this is the way you feel when you are out racing we have the seminar for you. Come and listen to Tim and find out how fun and easy racing can be!
BONNEVILLE SCHOOL OF SAILING
INTRODUCTION TO RACING
A free WINTER SAILING SEMINAR
Thursday, February 10, 2011, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Tim has been racing sailboats for over 30 years on the East and West coast as well as the US Gulf Coast. He has extensive one design experience from the J-24 circuit as well as multiple offshore races in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Tim has also taught sailing for multiple schools and a Texas Yacht Club. Our hope is that you will be tempted to try racing your boat after attending this seminar. Topics to be covered include:
· Types of racing. One Design, PHRF, Solo, Distance and Buoy Racing.
· The magic of sailing upwind. Basic aerodynamic theory applied to boats.
· Downwind-no time for beer and cigarettes! Apparent wind affect. Using waves to go faster.
· Basic Rules. Three rules cover 99% of the situations. Not the big deal most make it out to be.
· The Start.
· Using wind shifts.
· The Finish.
The first seminar in the 2011 edition of the Great Salt Lake Yacht Club's FREE Sailing Seminar series is on schedule for this Wednesday night, February 9, at 7:00 PM in the Taylorsville Library, which is located at 4870 S 2700 W in Taylorsville. Get off the I-215 freeway at the 4700 S exit, go west to 2700 W then south to the library, which is on the west side of the street. Parking is behind the library and is accessed via a street just south of the library.
The subject for the evening is Sail Trim. Bryant Pratt will present the how and why of trimming your sails for optimum performance.
See you there!
Celestial Navigation Class
Registration deadline: February 15. A great time to get ready for navigation aficionados, cruisers and those fascinated with ancient piloting techniques. Join us for Bonneville’s information packed CN series, taught by ocean navigator Doug Hendricks. For more information go here.