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Racing Resources

A new page reflecting the webcaptain's newfound interest in the whole "fast is fun" deal...

Containing some links of use to racing sailors and crew, just a start, please suggest more that should be here.

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UK-Halsey Rules Quiz- a great way to learn the RRS-see below for examples Sailboat Racing Basics- a fine introduction for new crew, scroll down past the club-specific info at the top...
Spinnaker Techniques- a good intro for new crew also... SAILX- a virtual racing site, for "hands on" strategy training
International Sailing Federation- or ISAF, the international governing org. US Sailing- "the national governing body of sailing"
Offshore Racing Council- or ORC, a rating system and more...promoting bluewater racing internationally PHRF- or Performance Handicap Racing Fleet- provides handicaps (ratings) to level the playing field between different design boats, theoretically.
Racing Basics- a tutorial from Mark Johnson, ... focusing primarily on "intercollegiate racing in dinghies, such as the FJ and the Laser" Jonathan Ho's Winning Formula- some good links to racing info, but says it hasn't been updated since 1997...
Sailing World- Exerpts from the experts The Daily Sail- "The racing sailor's homepage" a Brit site that used to be called Mad for Sailing before it got sold and commercialized.  These guys wanted to buy this site at one time, I believe...
Downwind Strategy and Tactics- from SFSailing, Downwind Sailing- by Rob Crane, from Windcheck site
W-L courses, Downwind Racing, and Maxi Runner Spinnakers- Gordon Brown Introduction to the Sailboat Racing Rules- a nice poweroint presentation format
ISAF- racing rules of sailing - a pdf format  

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