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invites you to attend

An Interactive, Fun & Educational Webinar Series


Dave Perry

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Wednesday, April 28

Tuesday, May 4

Thursday, May 6

7:30 -9:00 PM

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Dave Perry is well known for his enthusiastic and engaging teaching style for sailors of all ages and levels, as well as highly respected for his deep knowledge of the sport of Sailing. He is one of the sport’s leading rules experts, serving on the US Sailing Appeals Committee and being the Rules Advisor for several recent America’s Cup teams and the US Sailing Team at the 2008, 2012 and 2021 Olympic Games.  See Dave's full bio below.

Dave has learned how to bring his same engaging and effective teaching style to the Zoom platform, and is excited to work with the sailors and race officials on Lake Winnipesaukee to know the rules better so they are more confident in close-quarter action at the starts and around the marks, and so they can play and run the game at a higher level. Dave encourages sailors who normally crew to join us because knowing the rules better will dramatically increase their racing enjoyment.


April 28 The Significant Changes in the 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing

May 4  –   The Rules From Start to Finish – a chance to ask Dave any rules questions / issues

May 6  –   Tactics in Crowds – making smart tactical decisions around the race course

Fee:  $30 for all three sessions

FREE for anyone 21 and under, Sailing School staff, and Race Committee members

You will receive your admission link several days before the seminar.

Send in your rules questions/issues to Dave ahead of time:   Please email to



Dave grew up on Long Island Sound in Connecticut, racing Blue Jays and Lightnings. He received his undergraduate degree at Yale University, and has received an honorary Doctorate of Education from Piedmont College. He is Chairman of the US SAILING Appeals Committee, and is a National Judge.


He has authored three books on the sport, Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing, Winning in One-Designs, and Dave Perry’s 100 Best Racing Rules Quizzes.


He is a two-time All American sailor and Intercollegiate Dinghy National Champion, 5th place finisher at the 1979 Laser Worlds, two-time Congressional Cup winner (1983 & 84), Bronze Medalist in the 1983 Pan Am Games, Silver Medalist in the 1983 Soling Pre-Olympic regatta, 2003 Ideal 18 North American champion, and a five-time winner of the U.S. Match Racing Championship for the Prince of Wales Trophy.


He is a member of the Sailing World Hall of Fame, and recipient of US Sailing's W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Trophy for Sportsmanship, Captain Joe Prosser Award for Excellence in Sailing Instruction, and the Nathanael Herreshoff Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport. In 2020 Dave was inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame. He was the Rules Advisor for Victory Challenge and Artemis Racing, Sweden’s 2007, 2013 and 2017 America’s Cup Teams, and the Rules Advisor for the 2008, 2012 and for the upcoming 2021 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team.


He has conducted hundreds of "rules talks" and seminars on the sport, and is best known for his clear, humorous and highly interactive presentations.

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