LSC Crew Notes - August 4 , 2003
Information for Crew Involved in Racing with Members of the Lansing Sailing Club.
Don't forget that we continue to practice on Tuesdays from 6 PM to sundown. The goal is to to provide a structured opportunity for crew and skippers to expand their sailing skills. It is helpful to email Pat Dolan, LSC's Crew Coordinator ahead of time to let him know you are coming. This will help assure sufficient boats will be available to accommodate those participating. You can just show up - but no guarantees on whether there will be a spot for you. Only lightning and very high winds keep us off the water. Assume we are practicing. If weather conditions are really bad, we have plenty of video to watch and "chalk talks" ready..
Basic Rules of the Road
Periodically we find it useful to remind ourselves of the five basic Racing Rules of Sailing. For those new to sailing, it is very helpful to know these fundamentals so you can help call the driver's attention to potential problems. Hugh Elliot, US Sailing Certified Judge, simplifies them as follows:
Racing in Light Air
Having very little wind is frustrating to sailors. However, light air is very common in the evenings and occasionally during the day. Here are some tips for sailing faster when the wind isn't blowing very hard.
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Prepared by the LSC Crew Coordinator. Send suggestions and comments to the crew coordinator by going to the Contact Us page of the LSC web site. Lightning owners also receive copies of LSC Crew Notes.