rya learn to sail

Find out more >

This site uses cookies to provide you with a more responsive and personalised service. By agreeinging to this statement you consent for us to use cookies that ensure the marketing we do is relevant to you. Please read our cookie notice for more information on the cookies we use and how to delete or block them.

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.

{style} .c-row{ width: 100%; overflow: hidden; } .c-cell{ float: left; width: 25%; text-align: center; } @media only screen and (max-width: 600px) { .c-cell{ float: left; width: calc(50% - 8px); padding:4px; text-align: center; } } {/style}

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

Overstanding/fetching the mark21 April 2016
Conclusion14 September 2009
Confusing Situations14 September 2009
Rule 1 Its Only A Dinghy Race14 September 2009
Survival Tactics For Newcomers14 September 2009
start Procedure14 September 2009
start Types14 September 2009
First Choose Your Race14 September 2009