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Our friends at Lloyd Harbor Yacht Club and Centerport Yacht Club are sponsoring a complimentary webinar about the Racing Rules of Sailing with Rules expert Dave Perry on Wednesday, March 24 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.

Dave Perry is well known for his enthusiastic and engaging teaching style for sailors of all ages and levels, as well as highly respected for his deep knowledge of the sport of Sailing. He is one of the sport’s leading coaches and rules experts, serving on the US Sailing Appeals Committee and being the Rules Advisor for several recent America’s Cup teams and the U.S. Sailing Team at the 2008, 2012 and 2021 Olympic Games.

Dave has learned how to bring his same engaging and effective teaching style to the Zoom platform, and is excited to work with the sailors and race officials of the Lloyd Harbor and Centerport Yacht Clubs to know the rules better so they are more confident in close-quarter action at the starts and around the marks, and so they can play and run the game at a higher level. Dave encourages sailors who normally crew to join us because knowing the rules better will dramatically increase their racing enjoyment.

The Rules From Start to Finish is a Question & Answer session where Dave answers all the rules questions asked by the participants. Participants can send in their questions ahead of time (see information below), and/or bring them to the session. Dave will also have some common rule situations to share with the sailors and race officials, making this a great session for newcomers to the sport or sailors who have not studied the rules in awhile, as well as for sailors more experienced with the rules. Being more confident and clear on the rules reduces a lot of anxiety around other boats, and makes one a better player of the game.

Fee: This is a complimentary session sponsored by the Lloyd Harbor and Centerport Yacht Clubs.  In order to receive the Pre-read and Zoom link, you must Sign Up:


Zoom link: On or around Sunday, March 21, registered participants will receive a Pre-read with some study materials and the Zoom link. Following the session, participants will receive the link to the session’s recording.

For additional information, and to send in your rules questions:

Email Art Kelley: vicecomm@lhyc.org

Dave’s two books on the rules, updated for the 2021-2024 rules, are available in print or digital format at: https://shop.ussailing.org