Racing Rules Clinic at Largs SC

Scotland’s Regional Rules Advisor, Craig Evans visited Largs Sailing Club on the 26th of January, welcomed by over 50 racing sailors, all keen to learn more about the racing rules of sailing and find out exactly who does have the right of way in any given circumstance.

The event attracted a large mix of dinghy and keelboat sailors from a variety of clubs and classes on the south Clyde coast, all curious to learn more about the rules. Plenty of questions came from the group to clarify understanding throughout the session, with examples provided from Craig’s extensive experience as a national judge, and also from the audience. This was particularly animated around overlaps and acquiring rights at Mark rounding’s. Some of these were easily resolved with the use of model boats or video examples, while others had more detailed questioning of scenarios commonly encountered.

The rules advisor role aims to improve rules knowledge in clubs and classes throughout Scotland and this popular session certainly helped as the national judge Craig provided an overview of the key sections and providing clarity of key situations.

Largs Sailing Club Dinghy convenor Jon Bassett noted, “Everyone learned something about the racing rules or had points clarified where they were unsure. A massive thanks for Craig travelling down from Aberdeen to share his knowledge and experience.”

Club sailor, Karen McDaid added. “The rules can be complicated at times so breaking them down into the key principles, with many live examples was useful for when we get back out for the frostbite series.”

Craig Evans is available to visit clubs and class associations and interested clubs and classes can submit a request to

The Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024 are available in several formats in the RYA Shop.

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