27 September 2018 Club Race Officer Seminar Brenda Davies

This seminar will focus on how to be a Race Officer for the regular class racing run throughout the year in the Harbour and out of Middle Island and Shelter Cove. This will be a useful refresher for anyone who hasn’t been a RO recently, and also useful for those wishing to step up to being a Club RO.

1830 - 2030hrs in the Gun Room, RHKYC Kellett Island.

This seminar is now FULL. Another seminar will be run later in the season. 

20 September 2018 Results Officer Seminar Brenda Davies

This seminar will run through the tasks to be done by Results Officers for class racing. This will be a good introduction to this aspect of race management, and will be useful for all new volunteers.

1830 - 2000hrs in Meeting Room 1 (in the new office block above Ship Shop), RHKYC Kellett Island.

To book your place for this seminar, please email Brenda Davies

10 July 2018 RYA introduction and briefing on Sail and Shorebased scheme courses Vaughan Marsh Vaughan Marsh, the RYA’s (Royal Yachting Association) Chief Instructor for sail cruising, will be visiting the RHKYC on the 10th July to give a talk on the RYA scheme.  He will provide an overview of the RYA and details of the RYA training scheme from novice to professional qualifications and there will be time at the end to question Vaughan on specific topics of interest.  
14 Jun 2017 General Boat Maintenance Simon Pickering    
26 April 2017 Class Race Management Seminar Brenda Davies This seminar will cover how to plan and manage class racing in the Harbour and out of Middle Island and Shelter Cove. The seminar is open to all class sailors who are rostered for race management duties (RO / ARO / Results Officer), and will also be of interest to those sailors who would like to get more involved in race management but who want more details/experience before volunteering. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions throughout.  
20 April 2017 Class Protest Committee Seminar Cathy Delany-Hobbs This seminar will cover the process to be followed to run a successful protest hearing to deal with protests which may arise during class racing. After covering the theory, participants will then take part in practical exercises designed to simulate the various actions needed during a hearing from the perspective of the protest committee, protestor and protestee.  
29 Mar 2017 Hong Kong Sailing Institute Update Steve Lovegrove Come along to hear from Hong Kong Sailing Institute’s new head coach, Steve Lovegrove. Steve will discuss variety of topics including the institutes long/short term goals, HKSI funding as well as the Sports Institutes pathway to the 2020 Olympic Games.  
15 Mar 2017 Spinnaker Trim Sam Sakai/Don Law Highly respected dinghy and keelboat sailors, Dominic Law and Isamu Sakai will go through everything a spinnaker trimmer needs to know to make a keelboat go fast downwind. Symmetrical and asymmetrical spinnakers will be covered. Video
22 Feb 2017 Back to Basics Peter Backe Come and join us for our second seminar this year! Peter Backe will discuss some fundamental racing techniques and strategies he follows to win races. Peter is one of our clubs most respected sailors and we are very lucky to have him back giving another seminar.

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18 Jan 2017 Starting Frank Van Kempen Come and join us for our first seminar this year, where Frank Van Kempen will discuss various starting strategies, tips and tricks he has learnt from years of high level racing both in Hong Kong and Internationally at world championship level.

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3 Dec  2016 New Rules Tom Sheppard The new Racing Rules of Sailing 2017 - 2020 go into effect on January 1st, 2017. RHKYC members are invited to join International Judge Tom Sheppard on Saturday 3 December 2016 as he covers the changes included in the new RRS and how they will affect your racing. The seminar will run from 0930 - 1200hrs in the Chart Room, RHKYC Kellett Island, enabling participants time to prepare for the Lipton Trophy that afternoon.  
24 Nov 2016 Local Conditions Steve Bourne   PDF Presentation
13 Oct 2016 Class Race Management Seminars Brenda Davies These informal seminars are open to all class sailors who are rostered for race management duties (RO / ARO / Results Officer), and also to any Club sailor who would like to get more involved in race management but who would like more insights/experience before volunteering. The seminars will cover how to plan and manage regular class racing in the Harbour, and out of Middle Island and Shelter Cove, and there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions throughout. Both sessions will have the same content, so those interested need only sign up for one.  
31 Aug2016 Introduction to Match Racing and Teams Racing  Jono Rankine To give sailors participating in the Champion of champions regatta a basic understanding of match racing and teams racing in terms of rules, tactics and strategy as well as an outline of the event format of the champion of champion regatta.  
  Rule 18 Seminar Tom Sheppard   Watch online
1 Apr 2014 GFS Heli High Wire Presentation      
25 Feb 2014 Race Management      
18 Feb 2014 Rules Quiz      
28 Jan 2014 Using Navigation Software      
7 Jan 2014 Starting     Presentation
3 Dec 2013 Strategy at Harbour and Lamma     Watch online
6 Nov 2013 Tactics for the Around the Island Race Andrew Taylor   PDF Presentation
  Radio Operator Refresher Simon Boyd    
  Being a Race Officer and managing the team Charlie Manzoni   Watch Online
  Racing Rules 2013 - 2016 and Rules Quiz Tom Sheppard, Barry Hayes and Nick Atkinson   Watch Online

Big Boat and HPR Rating Developments

Steve Benjamin   Watch Online
  Off-shore crew work & Race Software Andrew Taylor, Simon Pickering & Lauren Mead   Watch Online
  Off-shore Race Preparation and a summary of the Tipsy Frenz Incident Nigel Reeves, Alex Johnston, Leon Chan and crew   Watch Online
  Tactics Forum    
  Racing at Lamma    
  Sailing – Backe to basics Peter Backe  

20 Mar 2012

Practice Protest    
 6 Mar 2012 Rules Quiz night      
24 Feb 2012 Team Racing for Interschool Regatta      
15 Feb 2012 Team Racing    
7 Feb 2012 Big Boat Crew Work    
17 Jan 2012 Pre-China Sea Race Prep    
13 Dec 2011 Tactics and Strategy    

6 Dec 2011

Match Racing    
29 Nov 2011 Sail Setup (Upwind and downwind)    

22 Nov 2011

The secrets to racing at Lamma & in the Harbour    
22 Mar 2011 Winning a Protest, Running a Protest      
15 Mar 2011 Racing Rules of Sailing      
08 Mar 2011 Race Boat Preparation    
22 Feb 2011 Instrument setup for Racing    
15 Feb 2011 IRC - optimization      
25 Jan 2011 Boat Speed: Tuning, Changing Gears, Modes    
18 Jan 2011 Off-shore Boat Preparation    
11 Jan 2011 Fleet Racing Tactics    
04 Jan 2010 Starting    
14 Dec 2010 Sail Trim    
30 Nov 2010 Wind & Tide Strategy    
23 Nov 2010 Crew work as a team, focus on corners    
16 Nov 2010

Crew Work: Bow, Mast, Pit, Trim,  Main



Racing Improvement Seminar    


Tactics & Strategy    


FFlying Start!    


One-Design Keelboat Crewwork Cheat Sheets