invite you to attend

An All-Day Workshop


Dave Perry


Racing Rules and Tactics

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Winnipesaukee Yacht Club

8:30                  Registration and Coffee    

9:00-12:00        Morning Session

12:00-1:00        Working Lunch

1:00-4:00          Afternoon Session

4:00-5:00          Cocktail Hour - reception

                         and opportunity for informal

                         Q&A and dIscussion

Entrance Fee:  $40

Age 21 and under Free

Lunch is Included


Dave’s three books, Winning in One-Designs, Dave Perry’s 100 Best Racing Rules Quizzes and his best-selling book Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing (which includes the actual text of the racing rules), will be available for sale and signing.  (Cash or check please)

IMPORTANT NOTE.   The CORONAVIRUS situation is changing by the day.  Who knows where we are headed?

Please reserve your seat today without risk!  Should the program need to be cancelled later, you will receive a FULL REFUND.

Question?  Problems?  Please contact



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 and Captain Joe Prosser Award for Excellence in Sailing Instruction. A US Sailing Senior Certified Judge and member of the US Sailing Appeals Committee, 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 2020 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.


DAVE'S PROGRAM:  Tactics in Crowds!

An advanced and humorous look at tactical positioning at key areas around the race course (start, beat, windward mark, run and leeward mark), with an analysis of the applicable rules and decision making process in each. Dave includes spectacular video of all the tactical situations he discusses.


This is an enjoyable presentation for all levels of racers, and for non-racer supporters. This is especially helpful for sailors who normally crew as it helps them better understand what tactical input the skipper needs and anticipate what may be happening next in the race.

Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association, LWSA New Hampshire Sailing, J/80 Fleet 1, J/80 Fleet One, J80 Fleet 1, J80 Fleet One, Gilford Sailing, WAR Regatta, W.A.R. Regatta, Winnipesaukee Annual Regatta, Winnipesaukee Regatta, LWYRA, Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing, Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Lessons, Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing School, Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Academy, New Hampshire Sailing Lessons, New Hampshire Sailing School, New Hampshire Sailing Academy, private sailing lessons in New Hampshire, private sailing lessons on Lake Winnipesaukee, Lakes Region Sailing, Laconia Sailing, Meredith Sailing, Alton Sailing, Belmont Sailing, Gilmanton Sailing Lessons, Lakes Region Sailing Lessons, Laconia Sailing Lessons, Meredith Sailing Lessons, Alton Sailing Lessons, Belmont Sailing Lessons, Gilmanton Sailing Lessons, Dave Adams Memorial Sailing Center, Dave Adams Sailing Center, LWSA Sailing Center, Smith Cove Sailing, New Hampshire Boating, Lake Winnipesaukee Boating, Lakes Region Boating, Frying Pan Double Handed Regatta, Labor Day Weekend Regatta, Take Your Time Race, Spring Into Summer Regatta, PHRF Series Awards, Fay’s Boatyard Race, “(603) 589-1177”,,, j-jamboree, sailing for good, O’Pen Bic, 420 racing, PHRF racing New England, PHRF racing New Hampshire, LWSA Youth Racing Club, Afterschool Sailing Lessons Parks & Recreation, Winnipesaukee Yacht Club, Fay’s Boatyard, Jay Norden, Jeff Rabinowitz, Al Posnack, Amy Tripp, Ben Crosby, Wyatt Himmer, Alan Himmer, Smith Cove in Gilford, US Sailing New Hampshire, US Sailing certified instructor