YAI - Training

SMALL BOAT SCHEME - RACING SKILLS

OVERVIEW

The aim of this course is to introduce sailors to competitive sailing. The course focuses on refining enhanced boat handling skills including speed control and manoeuvres and introducing participants to basic racing tactivs and strategies.
OUTCOMES

You will receive a Racing Skills certificate and the ability to apply your knowledge and skills to competitive situations in moderate to fresh conditions.
PRE-REQUISITES

It is expected that participants have mastered the skills in Basic Skills 3 and experienced the boat handling skills introducted in the course.
WHERE CAN I TAKE THE COURSE?

Please contact a Yachting Association of India's Training Centre or your nearest Sailing Club. Please ask them about our Yachting Association of India's trainee Logbooks so that you can monitor your progress.

You can also buy the logbook online from this website. Please keep your credit / debit card information readily available, prior to placing the order. All transactions are safe and secure.

WHAT TO DO AFTERWARDS?

Continue training in Small Boat Sailing to achieve your Racing Skills awards or try one of the other schemes.

 

SYLLABUS:

1. Prepare and Plan
  • Basic Fitness Principals
  • Sailing Stretches
2. Sailing Techniques and Manoeuvres
  • Demonstrate enhanced boat speed control
  • Basic starting procedures
  • Identify line bias
  • Perform starts in accordance with flags / sound signals
  • Windward and leeward mark roundings
  • Enhanced boat handling skills to maintain or enhance speed and balance in gusty (moderate to fresh) conditions when sailing upwind and downwind
3. Sailing Theory and Background
  • Basic aerodynamic theory (how sails work)
  • Methods of sail power control
  • Teamwork
  • Use racing rules in a racing situation
  • Rule 10 - on opposite tacks
  • Rule 11 - on the same tack, overlapped
  • Rule 12 - on the same tack, not overlapped
  • Rule 13 - whilst tacking
  • Rules 18.1 and 18.2 - passing marks and obstructions
  • Rule 29.1 - on the course side at the start
  • Rules 31.1 and 31.2 - touching a mark
  • Identify common race course configurations
  • Identify race / regatta scoring systems
  • Identify major components of a race and their potential to effect outcome of the race
4. Winds, Tides and Currents
  • Identify wind-shift types and patterns including geographic, oscillating and persistent wind shifts
  • Identify sea breeze and land breeze patterns

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