March 20th in Marina del Rey

Introduction to Yacht Racing (IYR) is a great way for people who are interested in yacht racing to try it out. The event also provides a source of crew for skippers of boats that race in the area. Sponsored by South Bay Yacht Racing Club in partnership with Del Rey Yacht Club, IYR will be held on Sunday, March 20 from 8:30 AM to 4 PM at Del Rey Yacht Club, Marina del Rey. The cost is $20; age 18+ .

People new to the sport can spend a day with some of the best racers in the area learning the basic skills needed to join a sailboat racing team. The event’s sponsors will assist IYR “graduates” in finding a spot for new crew members aboard a racing boat for the coming season.

The day’s program includes discussion of basic sailing equipment and terminology, essential gear, what to expect on a race day, crew positions and safety aboard. Training continues aboard to get new sailors acquainted with boats and using equipment. On-water practice gets crew used to moving about the boat and working various positions. The day concludes with a race around the marina.

Experienced racers are invited to join in this event to tune up their skills and meet prospective skippers.

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