FS Racing for Dummies?

Hi, I recently finished a 10 hour sailing course on a Flying Scot and loved it. I had sailed before, but that was many years ago. Anyhow, I was wondering if anyone could point me to a basic book or website on dinghy racing. I'm looking for the rules of racing, typical racing setups, and generally tips for people who have never raced before but want to start. I won't be racing for a while. First I want to have several months of constant sailing under my belt. But as I get more experience on a FS, I'd like to mock practice racing and see if it's something I'd be interested/comfortable doing. Also, are there races out there for beginners? Or is it pretty much hardcore or nothing? Thanks!

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For basic techniques focused on the Scot, contact the FSSA offic

For basic techniques focused on the Scot, contact the FSSA office (800)445-8629 for "Highlights of Flying Scot". This handbook has articles on all topics from basic boat handling to racing. Secondly I would recommend several books available through US Sailing's web site. First, Dave Perry's "Understanding the Rules of Racing" and for more advanced racing techniques, Tom Hubbel's "Sailboat Racing with Greg Fisher" which features lively discussions between Tom and Greg about racing. FSSA Forum editor

Thanks!

Thanks!

Another good reference is Getting Started in Sailboat Racing by

Another good reference is Getting Started in Sailboat Racing by Adam Cort and Richard Stearns

Two books available on USSailing.

Two books available on USSailing.org Getting Started in Sailboat Racing http://store.ussailing.org/viewItem.asp?ItemID=71061&UnitCde=1&Desc=Gett... Racing - A Beginners Manual http://store.ussailing.org/viewItem.asp?ItemID=70036&UnitCde=1&Desc=Raci... Michael Mittman FS# 5804 http://www.FlyingScotSouth.com Michael Mittman FS# 5804, Fleet 23 Corinthian Sailing Club White Rock Lake Dallas, TX

Michael Mittman

FS 5804, Fleet 23

Corinthian Sailing Club

White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX, USA