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Following very valuable input from parents, we have decided to amend the original Team Racing Course to facilitate kids busy schedule.
We have decided to split the schedule into two smaller courses, the first being 5 weeks before Christmas. A second 5-week course will be arranged in the spring closer to the school's team racing events, details of which will be arranged at a later date.
The following outline is for the 5-week winter course which will now start Sunday, Oct 8th at 1pm. There will be one session every two weeks. Should we miss a session due to bad weather we have the option of rearranging it for the following week. Also, we have only one session taking place over the midterm break instead of two which should facilitate families wanting to go away.

Revised Course Outline

ISA certified coach – Meg Tyrrell
To qualify the participant needs to meet at least 2 of the following criteria:
1. Advanced Boat Handling certificate
2. Experience sailing a Feva (preferably racing)
3. Weigh at least 45 kilos.
Participants will master the skills for team racing which is the preferred racing format for college sailing clubs. The course will cover advanced boat handling skills, speed, race strategy and rules.

Participants do not need to sign-up as a team as we will arrange pairings. Participants will learn to sail with different people as crews will be swapped in and out as is typical of team racing.

Boats will be supplied by the Club.

All participants will get experience in both helming and crewing.
5 week course will consist of:

Date Content
Sunday 8th October  Boat handling skills
Sunday 22nd October  Maximising speed
Sunday 5th November Mini series team racing
Sunday 19th November  Racing rules and strategy
Sunday 3rd December  Mini series team racing 
(followed by pizza and prizes)

The Cost of the course, will be €100/participant.

In addition, TCD run an official league throughout the winter. If enough kids were interested Meg is planning on entering a RIYC team consisting of 3 boats and a minimum of 7 sailors (to include sub). The league would run on a Saturday. This would give them first-hand experience in a competitive environment, meet more experienced team racers and have fun.



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