Starting to Race – informal, with a large dose of old-salt!
Before a race
During the race – when you first start racing just hang back from the main group at the beginning and be content with following procedures, keeping out of the way and generally keep safe. Enjoy following the main fleet around and then try to catch them up! I've done this for years!
Based on two pamphlets written by John Spencer called Learning to Sail and Starting to Race.
John Hunt: ex Commodore OUSC, ex Laser sailor, ex winter series .... currently webmaster