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GBCA Seminar #3 – Sailboat Racing - Strategy & Tactics

  • 30 Jul 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • GBCA Club house
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Strategy – how to sail the course fastest in the absence of other boats
  • Wind Conditions: oscillating, persistent & mixed wind conditions
  • Sources of Weather information 
  • Upwind & Downwind Strategy in different wind conditions
  • Typical Weather systems in Galveston Bay:  Cold Front,  Sea Breeze, impact on strategy
  • Rum  & Icicle Race – Issues unique to these races
Tactics- what to do when encountering another boat
  • Upwind, tack or duck? 
  • Bad Air – consequences 
  • Should I go to the lay line? 
  • Controlling another boat
  • Consolidate your gains 
  • Covering a competitor

This is the third and final part in a series of events designed to introduce sailors to all the conditions that could affect your decisions.  


The Seminar starts at 9:00 am.  Check in starts at 8:30 am. Seminar will be over by 2pm.  Lunch and soft drinks/water will served. All of this for only $20.00!!
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