Rules Guru Dick Rose Visits AYC Friday, Nov 30

New rules will govern how we play the game of sailboat racing beginning the first of the year. Like to know what they are?

One way: Read the new rules thoroughly and compare with the current rules.

Rules guru Dick Rose during his last appearance at AYC in 2007. Photos: Mike Ferring

Another way: Ask the man who helped write them.

Dick Rose has been helping write the international rules of sailing for 20 years and it’s no exaggeration to say he knows every period and italicized word—and, more important, he knows how they affect you on the race course. With the 2013-2016 RRS kicking in at the beginning of the year, we asked him to return to Phoenix to lead a seminar on the changes. It will be Dick’s third appearance at AYC and he never fails to impress the crowd with his knowledge and his quick decyphering of complex situations.

Besides writing the rules, Dick helps interpret them for readers of Sailing World magazine. You may have read his clear, interesting monthly column.

The seminar is set for Friday night, November 30, starting at 6:30, at the Apache Substation of the Tempe Police Department, 1855 E. Apache Blvd. Tempe, AZ 85281. See a Map. We ask you to sign up so we know how many are coming. AYC members may attend for free; nonmembers will pay $20.

We need a count of people attending, so please sign up here.

Dick Rose at the 2007 rules seminar.