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A guide to understanding the starting sequence, courses and race management. If you have not long started sailing or just want to know more about the starting sequence, the course and general race management then this online event is for you.
Australian Sailing will be discussing the various flags used at the start, the starting sequence itself and what are the directives, signals and sounds that can be provided to competitors on the race course.
Date: 7 September 2021
Time: 1900 - 2030 AEST Registration for event closes at Mon 06 Sep 2021 23:45.
Try your hand at reading the weather forecast! Download the worksheet opposite to brush up on your forecasting.
See if you can determine t the wave height, wind speed & direction & weather warnings for the day. What a great way to impress your Sailing Instructors when you return to the water!
In part two of choosing appropriate gear for sailing, we are going to focus on clothing for keelboat sailing. As we suggested in the last edition, you should not need to buy a new wardrobe to go sailing! These are some recommendations if you are interested in purchasing some new sailing gear…
CHOOSING CLOTHING FOR KEELBOAT SAILING
Keelboat Sailing is usually much drier than dinghy sailing and windsurfing, however you are still exposed to the wind, water and sun, so clothing layers are still an important consideration for all conditions!
Loose and light clothing is always preferable so you have the freedom to move easily around the boat. All types of sailing boats require active movement, so restrictive clothing can make this difficult. Shorts and long sleeve shirts made from fabrics that protect you from UV rays are a great start for to keep you cool and protected from the sun!
Just like with dinghy sailing, getting your clothing layering right is the key to staying warm and dry whilst you are in wet and cold conditions! A good middle layer, such as a fleece top, provides warmth underneath your outer layer without adding too much weight to your body. Finally, your outer layer (think of it as your ‘shell’) is the item that is going to keep all of your clothing layers dry! An everyday breathable and waterproof jacket will be suitable for short periods of inshore sailing.
For eSailing and Virtual Regatta fans, we have more exciting news as a new series has been announced! The ‘Ku-Ring-Gai Cup eSailing Series’ will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6pm, commencing on Tuesday 7 September.
All members of the RPAYC sailing community, including non-members, are invited and encouraged to take part. There will be some great prizes on offer for the overall winners, as well as plenty of close racing moments.