The Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco Bay will present a seminar this Wednesday, April 11, on Preparing Your Boat and Crew for Racing. Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda will host the event starting at 7 p.m.
Gilles Combrisson of GC Rigging, Kame Richards of Pineapple Sails, and Seadon Wijsen of North Sails will cover topics including:
- Finding, training and keeping crew
- Rigging, mast rake, tuning, cordage and sail controls
- Tools and spares
- Food and water
- Sails for the Bay and ocean
- Getting old sails to work better
- Hull prep, bottom paint, rudder issues
- Ratings, PHRF committee
- Safety gear, MOB practice
Sign up online for $20.
At the same time a few blocks away at Island YC, the Singlehanded Sailing Society will run the skippers’ meeting for Saturday’s Round the Rocks Race. The meeting starts at 7:30, so unfortunately the events conflict.