Racing is great fun and a challenge. You can follow the leader of try your own ideas on how to get to the next mark. If it works out then you lead, if not, it is a wealth of experience you can draw on in the future. We meet afterwards at Lakeside Yacht Club on Wednesdays for refreshments and food. Their grill items are offered until 2100, full menu upon request.
It’s not all about racing. Yes, we like to compete and that we do but we respect and know the sailors who need a little space to get them going. Building confidence is important in all activities and sailing is no exception. By getting out there in close quarters sailing, you will be gaining confidence and control that will help you be a safer boat, an invaluable experience you can’t get anywhere else.
Racing gives you the experience that makes you a better sailor
When you race, you aren’t limited to going out when the conditions are just right, you go out in all conditions. You are exposed to more diverse weather conditions making you a better all-around sailor. You experience no wind and light wind, two conditions that when able to control will enhance your sailing experience. In conditions when we are caught by surprise of a passing squall, you gain experience with storm sailing with the security of all the other boats out there with you. The rules of the road are the most important thing you need to know. While we all know the basics, racing gives you the opportunity to practice all rules of racing all the time.
Focus behind the helm while racing teaches you just how easily you can be distracted.
You will soon realize that paying attention to the task of driving is the most important thing you can do. Driving straighter and smarter benefits all aspects of sailing whether racing or cruising. An Appointment to Schedule Around Let’s face it, we have boats because we love to sail. With work pressure and home life time to sail is often few and far between. With the CYRA convenient sailing schedule, you can make Wednesday evening races an appointment to plan around. Sunday races are early enough that you have the rest of the day at your disposal.
Nothing is better than a well trained boat. Racing gives you the chance to seek out and retain people to work towards the common goal of sailing well. Mistakes will be made, that is the nature of sailing, but when you and your crew get it right you know it.