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Rookie Race

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This race is for you, if you are new to racing or if you have rookie crew you want to get on the helm. What is a rookie? A skipper that needs a confidence booster before participating more in our regular regattas. It is also you if you are a cruiser or club boat member and want to join in the fun. Really just about anyone that wants to get out in a fun, learning environment.

  • We will be running a short course so we can get plenty of race start and finish practices. We will have a long start/finish line and unlike a normal race will be answering questions and coaching as needed. We will be running a triangle course because that lets every boat put in at least one jibe per race and keeps the downwind boats clear of the upwind boats.
  • We will be doing non-traditional trophies. That means we won’t be doing traditional handicap scoring. Instead we will be handing out awards that were unused from previous regattas and other random items to reward things that happen on the water that day. So, you will still get bragging rights.
  • Pack your picnic baskets. We will sail until we get hungry, then head to the deck for a meal after the race. What you pack is what you eat. So pack plenty for the crew and maybe a little extra to share. 
  • This is the format we used last year and it was a whole lot of fun. See the Rookie Race picture album from last year:

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM
Hamilton Creek Sailboat Marina
Hamilton Creek Marina Official Site
2901 Bell Road
Nashville, TN  37217

(615) 862-8472
Craig Dooley
Registration is required
Registration cancellations will be accepted
No Fee