The first event of the year, the Shipwrights Regatta on February 25, 2012, is coming up at a good clip. Time to start thinking about what you need to do on the boat and to get your head back into the very basics of sailing a race on the Bay.

In the video below, Greg Fisher, former North Sails One Design star and now a college coach, goes over the basics. And if your goal is just to get the boat out of the slip a couple times more in 2012, or maybe give racing a try, consider joining the Port Townsend Sailing Association and being part of the fun.