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Women's Keelboat Racing Program

Non-scored practice races for women in J/24s are held on Tuesday evenings throughout the season, and will be scheduled in accordance with the BYC Race Calendar. The purpose of the program is to encourage the participation of all-woman crews in learning how to race performance keelboats.  Participants may be either BYC members or guests, provided they have pre-registered for the program and have paid a participation fee for borrowed-boat insurance and damage deposit.  The fee is to be paid by each and every participant, including owners and owners' representatives. For further information, please contact our Race Committee Chair at racing@beverlyyachtclub.org.

The intent of the program is to encourage learning and building of racing experience on the water.  Accordingly, daily prizes will not be awarded during the program.  A Woman's Keelboat Regatta will be held for program participants at the end of the regular program.

Dave Dellenbaugh Seminar - May 5, 2019
Hosted by Beverly Yacht Club and Tabor Academy
Seminar Location: Tabor Academy (Lyndon South Auditorium, in the Stroud Academic Building, 242 Front Street, Marion MA).
Join us for coffee at check-in (0830 - 0900), and for lunch (provided) in Tabor's beautiful dining hall by the sea. Please remember to bring your RRS book, a notebook, and pen - there will be seminar workbooks available for every participant. We will end the seminar with a question and answer period with Dave (1600-1630).
Here's what Dave says:
‘You can’t always win the race, but you can always learn something that will give you a better chance of winning the next race.’ This has always been the guiding philosophy behind Speed &?Smarts newsletter, and now it applies to the new Speed &?Smarts Strategy and Tactics Seminars as well. Most sailors want to keep learning, and that’s what these seminars are all about. They’re filled with race-winning tips, tricks and wisdom, much of which comes from nearly 25 years of Speed &?Smarts newsletters. For the May 5th event, the morning (starting tactics) and afternoon (upwind tactics) seminars are each about three hours long, including coffee breaks and time for lunch. The presentation features diagrams, videos, photos and other techniques for sharing strategic and tactical tips, many of them taken from the Speed & Smarts newsletter library. Seminar registrants will receive a 32-page workbook for each of the seminars, both of which will focus on how to handle common racing situations. There should be plenty of time for questions.
Registration is open now - spots are filling quickly, so sign up soon.