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Rules Evening

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Published 07:26 on 22 Jun 2022

WFSC hosted a rules evening on the 11th October

Many thanks to David Taylor, from the RYA for presenting a comprehensive outline of the main rules for dinghy sailors to observe and adhere to. The presentation was very interactive and the audience was encouraged to ask questions.

The evening started off with ample supply of tea, coffee, juice, hot mini sausage rolls and biscuits. No great for the waist line, but will come in handy on a windy day.

We had 18 attendees, including 1 visitor from Budworth Sailing Club.

David covered many aspects of the current rule book

Right of Way, rules 10 to 13.

Boats on Port/ Starboard, rule 10 Clear ahead, clear astern. Tacking rule 13. Windward boat, rule 11

Limitation rules, rules 14 to 17. With an empathise on avoiding a collision and room to keep clear.

Changing course, rule 16 and sailing proper course, rule 17.

Mark room, rule 18.

Rules 19 & 20 for obstructions

Upwind sailing, starts and downwind sailing. Taking penalty turns

Definitions, including an overview of Fair sailing

Finishing off with Jury boat responsibilities for rule 42- Propulsion!

We all had a great evening. Jonathan Latham, Rear Commodore

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Last updated 22:05 on 26 February 2024

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