SailNet Community - View Single Post - I think I may do some racing!!!
View Single Post
  #8  
Old 07-06-2012
overbored's Avatar
overbored overbored is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Dana Point, Ca
Posts: 931
Thanks: 1
Thanked 35 Times in 35 Posts
Rep Power: 4
overbored is on a distinguished road
Re: I think I may do some racing!!!

first, need to be a yacht club member and join so cal PHRF and get a rating. so if not a member there is an up front cost. you could crew on a boat to see if it is for you.

second, enter the race and they will tell you the class you are to race in. based on PHRF rating.

third, get some one to skipper or call the shots on your first several races, someone that has raced before in the Newport Beach beer cans is prefered. the class you will be in is a good place to start racing.

Forth, get a crew and get out there and have some fun. just remember that there are rules and if you do not know them. the other racers will pick up on that and take advantage of you. some may be there for the fun but some of the racers in Newport Beach might be out for a little of your blood.

best way to learn how to sail well is to race your boat.
__________________
"FULL TILT" SOVEREL 33
"GOLD RUSH" PRINDLE 16
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook