Rules refresher

Posted: 16/3/2021

    The RUYC sailing committee are eagerly awaiting a clue from the NI executive as to when we will be able to commence on the water activities and especially club racing. The signs are starting to look more encouraging and in anticipation of a return to racing, Bill O'Hara, OBE, has agreed to facilitate an online Zoom session to help refresh and update our knowledge of some of the more common rules of sailing which we (should) abide by as we race in our yachts.

    Bill really needs no introduction to members of RUYC,  he is an International Race Official who was recently recognised for his contribution to sailing in the New Years Honors list. A large part of Bill's time is spent on the water as an umpire adjudicating yachts, either in match racing or fleet racing, all around the globe. He is also a Rules advisor to a number of countries, especially Ireland, in the run-up to the next Olympic games. Photo © Ingrid Abery /

    We are extremely lucky to have Bill as a member of our club and also that he is so keen to help local sailors improve the knowledge and skill level in this important aspect of yacht racing.

    It is happening tomorrow Wednesday 14th April from 7.30pm - 8.30pm. It would be helpful to gauge numbers if you could let the office know that you intend to join this session by emailing

    This is also available to any of your crew members who may not be members of the club. Please share the link with them.

    Topic: RUYC - Racing Rules Of Sailing- Refresher
    Time: Apr 14, 2021 07:30 PM London

    Join Zoom Meeting here.

    Meeting ID: 812 5122 2738
    Passcode: 198502

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