Lantau Boat Club Sailing – Introduction to Racing

15/02/2020 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tai Pak Beach Discovery Bay Hong Kong

Location: Lantau Boat Club
This event will be designed to encourage current non racing members to cooperate with active racers to experience the joys of competitive sailing.

We will need the assistance of active racing members to share their experience.

LBS Sailing Race Introduction Day – 15th Feb 2020 – 10am

On the Beach (10am)

1. Basic Principals:
• Fleet racing under handicap systems
• One Designs
• Match Racing
• Team Racing

2. Fundamental Rules

3. Starts:
• The Line
• Timing & Signals

4. Courses
• Windward return/Gates
• Wing Marks
• Asysmetric Courses
• Island/Distance courses

5. Tactics
• Wind Identification/Shifts
• Course Bias’s
• Boat on Boat Manures
i. Covering
ii. Use of the rules (Port/Starboard, Windward/Leeward, Buoy Room)

6. Other signals:
• Shortening
• Postponements
• Replacement Marks

On the Water (12 – 2pm)

2 or 3 short races, depending on conditions and enthusiasm, with new racing sailors paired with more experienced hands.

On the Beach: (3pm – whenever)

BBQ, Beers (& Wines), Engaging discussion …..

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