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79 Bay St
Double Bay, NSW, 2028

The finest Laser sailing club in the world, located in Double Bay on Sydney Harbour.


Learn To Run A Race (LTRAR)

Andrew Cox

The club has implemented a Learn To Run A Race program over winter in an effort to increase the number of members at the club who are competent to run races, and thus to improve the quality of our race management year round.  Thanks to all the participants and instructors who have volunteered to make this possible!  We plan to continue this program year round.

Matt Knight has designed an easy-to-use guide for PROs, covering course setting, race management and results recording – this is available in separate documents here.  

It is important that all LTRAR participants (and instructors) read this guide and learn it BEFORE they turn up for their rostered training session.  We encourage all members to read these documents and learn them, whether you are experienced or not.  Thank you for your commitment to this – it is an important initiative for the club.

The PRO Instructor and LTRAR participants need to be at the club at 6.30am SHARP – please be early, because even five minutes late will compromise the training and the race management for the day.  We know it’s early, and we appreciate everyone’s support!

Even with the early start, the PRO Instructor and LTRAR participants will be extremely busy with training.  It is important that club members and race participants leave them alone for this.  This means no requests for help with boats and other things on shore, and no asking questions of them on the water!

It also means the COTD and Co-COTD need to know what they are doing and also be on time at 6.45am SHARP.  If the COTD and Co-COTD are late and/or not up to speed, it also compromises the training.  So, if you are COTD or Co-COTD, please read the guide in advance, and contact the PRO Instructor and/or the Commodore or Vice Commodore IN ADVANCE if you would like assistance.  There is no shame in asking!

It is particularly important that the Bergman is prepared and ready to go at 7.15am SHARP, fully loaded with fuel, buoys, anchors, tackle, safety bags, radios checked and launched from the davit.  Any later will impact training and racing.

The message is simple – preparation in advance and on-time on the day!  Thanks again to everyone involved for your commitment and understanding.