Race Training

Dinghy Race Tactics & Strategy Evenings

Kenneth Rumball, multiple dinghy National Champion & Offshore Helmsman is holding a series of evening discussions on Dinghy Tactics and Strategy to help you improve your race skills and awareness.

The topics to be covered include...

Pre-Start routine:

  1. What side of the beat
  2. Line Bias
  3. Tidal effects
  4. Weather effects
  5. Coastal effects
  6. Selecting Priorities
  7. Compass Use

The Beat

  1. Where to go?
  2. Who to cover?
  3. To Dip / To Tack
  4. Compass use, lift and headers
  5. Playing the fleet
  6. Priorities
  7. Forward Planning    

The Start:

  1. Being over
  2. Defensive/Aggressive
  3. Count down
  4. Playing the fleet
  5. Executing perfect Committee Boat end
  6. Executing perfect Pin End

Offwind Legs:

  1. Sail high or Sail Low
  2. What side of run?
  3. When to gybe?
  4. Who to cover?
  5. When to Cover?

Mark Roundings:

  1. Weather Mark
  2. Gybe Mark
  3. Leeward Mark


  • What rules apply and when

These evenings are specifically designed for dinghy sailors and will encourage attendees to ask specific questions on scenarios they have been in and what is the best way out of these scenarios.

Course Dates...

The course will run over the following evenings;

  • Tuesday 3rd April (7pm-9.30pm)
  • Thursday 5th April (7pm-9.30pm)
  • Tuesday 10th April (7pm-9.30pm)

Cost: €20 per person including notes from each session. Complimentary Tea/Coffee available every evening.

Book Now...

Once you have chosen a date that suits you can book online below or by calling us on 01 2844195. All major Credit / Debit Cards accepted. Don’t be disappointed, book early.

Once you have booked in, we'll send you a confirmation email outlining your course, its date and start / finish times. Please ensure you have read our Terms and Conditions prior to enrolling.

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