Racing Rules Update with Dick Rose 4/12/2017

Dick Rose

Every four years, on New Year’s Day of the year following the Olympic regatta, revised racing rules published by World Sailing take effect. We are very lucky to be able to have Dick Rose here in Port Townsend to offer his insight on the changes in the rules that went into effect […]

Penalty Turns

PTSA races are run on the honor system. We don’t have a protest room or a protest committee nor do we protest other boats durning a race. However, boats are expected to abide by the Racing Rules of Sailing and when a rule is broken do the right thing. “The right thing” usually means doing […]

Getting off the Line and Up to Speed

A post from Quantum Sails by way of Sailing World. A reminder on how to get a good start.

In large fleets, starts can make or break a race, so make sure when you line up for go, you know exactly where you want to be, and how to get your boat moving afterwards. […]

Hone Your Racing Skills at Home

Screen shot of a SAILX race underway

SAILX is a sailing simulator used by racers around the world. It’s free and is a great training tool that challenges one to use many of the same skills needed to do well in races out on Port Townsend Bay. Most races take between five and ten […]

How to Store Your Sails for Winter

A post from Quantum Sails

Sails need to be stored where they are safe from moisture, temperature extremes, and pests. Any combination of these can ruin a good sail.

Fall is a beautiful time of year, but for many the change in colors signals the end of the sailing season. Many owners take great […]