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 in 2017.
Dick has raced sailboats since the age of nine. For most of his life he sailed dinghies – in college, frostbiting on Long Island Sound, and then International 14s and Lasers in Seattle. More recently he has enjoyed PHRF racing and cruising on Puget Sound in his Laser 28. After many years on the faculty of the University of Washington, Dick turned his attention to the racing rules for sailing. Since 1984 he has written a monthly column on the rules in Sailing World. He served as chairman of the US Sailing Racing Rules Committee and now is chairman of the International Sailing Federation’s committee responsible for publishing the 2017 edition of the racing rules. He is a US Sailing Senior Judge who regularly judges sailing championships in the Pacific Northwest.
The talk is Wednesday, April 12 from 1800 to 2000 hrs at the Northwest Maritime Center. Cost is $10 per person. Youth sailors get in for free.