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Sail Racing Techniques and Tips for Beginners

  • This information is to help non-racing IBRSC members (and of course new members for the club) to join in the fun on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays. This is not a racing tutorial, more of a survival guide to let you get a taste for it all.

    Dinghy racing is a great deal of fun, and there's no better way to improve your sailing. The sport is equal for all ages, shapes and sizes, and a handicap system allows different types of boats to race each other. Even the least competitive of personalities will soon find themselves drawn in. IBRSC is a friendly fleet and always welcomes new racers.

    To start racing, all you need is reasonable control over your dinghy, and understanding of the basic rules.

    1st choose your race
    start types
    start procedure
    survival tactics
    rule 1 its only a dingy race
    confusing situations
    overstanding fetching the mark

    First Choose Your Race 
    start Types 
    start Procedure 
    Survival Tactics For Newcomers 
    Rule 1 Its Only A Dinghy Race 
    Confusing Situations 
    Overstanding/fetching the mark 
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