NOSA offers seminars at several regional clubs in Southern California to help educate new N2E racers and refresh the memories of race veterans on general subjects that prepare you for this race, such as:
- tips on soliciting and organizing your crew and boat preparation
- how to navigate the registration process, such as getting a sail number and a rating certificate
- ensuring your compliance with the Notice of Race and the relevant safety standards
- preparing for entering and leaving Mexico with permits and other formalities
- organizing hotels for your team and dockage for your boat
And race-related topics such as:
- organizing the crew and developing a coherent and successful race plan
- specific racing strategy and tactical tips for this race
- preparation and storage of equipment on the boat
- navigation tips
- sail trim guidelines
- sailing at night and watch system options
- weather forecast sources and analysis tips
The presenters are experienced and have a wealth of knowledge to share, so we hope you take advantage of this by attending one of these seminars - what you learn will help not only improve your score but help to let you better relax and enjoy participating in this great race.
|January 15||12:00 PM - Yachtsmen's Lunch||Newport Harbor YC||Newport Beach, CA|
|January 23||7:00 PM||Pierpont Bay YC||Ventura, CA||Register|
|January 31||6:30 PM Dinner (RSVP)|
7:30 PM Seminar
|Seal Beach YC||Long Beach, CA||Register|
|February 6||7:00 PM||Dana Point YC||Dana Point, CA||Register|
|February 13||7:00 PM||Bahia Corinthian YC||Corona Del Mar, CA||Register|
|February 20||7:00 PM||Long Beach YC||Long Beach, CA||Register|
|February 27||7:00 PM||Silver Gate YC||San Diego, CA||Register|
|March 26||7:00 PM||Del Rey YC||Marina Del Rey, CA||Register|
All evening seminars start with a social hour at 6:00 PM with food and beverages for purchase.
Seminar instructors include Len Bose, Bruce Cooper and Bill Gibbs.
US Sailing Safety Equipment Requirement 4.3.2 for Coastal Races states that "at least 30% of those aboard the boat, but not fewer than two members of the crew, unless racing single handed, including the person in charge, shall have attended a half-day, one-day, or two-day US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar within the last 5 years, including online courses when available, or other courses as accepted by US Sailing or other national authority."
US SAILING SPONSORED SEMINARS
The Newport Ocean Sailing Association welcomed the 2020-2021 board at its annual meeting yesterday and honored long-time board member, committee chair and 30-year volunteer Doug Campbell for his service to the organization.