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Saturday, May 19, 2018

WE (should be) BETTER RACERS NOW! Seminar by Champion Jim Voelz

Class is about to begin outside
Sailing Champions Jim and Peggy Voelz hosted us at their home for a racing clinic conducted by GYC’s winningest sailor ever, Jim Voelz.  As expected,  many of our sailors took advantage of this opportunity to learn the techniques Jim has found to be most important to winning races.   

He covered: 
  • Boat preparation and helpful equipment
  • How to prepare for the race prior to the start
  • The importance of the start of the race and good starting strategies
  • Strategies for upwind and downwind legs of the race and the final leg
  • Rules for the start, rounding marks, and other right of way matters
  • How to handle protests
It was a very valuable session and we anticipate sailors will be putting Jim’s advice into practice.  It sure seemed that way at the start of the race the next day.
Thanks Jim and Peggy!
It began raining so we moved inside

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