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Racing and Rigging and Meetings

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.

Are your crew and boat ready for the season ahead?

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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
  • Practice
  • 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.

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