Rules & Tactics Around the Race Course!

An Interactive, Fun & Educational online Webinar

with Dave Perry

presented by the Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association (ECSA)

Wednesday Evenings in April:
5, 12, 19 & 26
7:30pm – 9:00pm

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 coaches and 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.

Schedule of Topics

April 5 –   Rules & Tactics on the Upwind and Downwind legs
April 12 – Rules & Tactics at the Marks
April 19 – Rules & Tactics at the Start
April 26 – Other Useful Rules and their Tactical Implications

Fee: there is no fee; this is being underwritten by the Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association (ECSA)

Sign Up: there is no sign-up; just “show up” online.

Zoom link & Pre-read: Click here to read prior to the first session.

Recording link: Following the last session, a link to the recording of the four sessions will be posted on the ECSA website.

For additional information, contact: Paul Grady,, 203-613-6767

Additional Dave Perry Resources:

Dave’s two books on the rules, Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing and Dave Perry’s 100 Best Racing Rules Quizzes updated for the 2021-2024 rules, are available in print or digital format at:

“The Rules as Tactical Tools” – Dave Perry dives into the subtle advanced tactics the top boats use at the starts, on the upwind and downwind legs, and at the marks and finishing line, based on what the rules allow them to do. This is an excellent 4-part series presented by North U in 2021. To purchase the series, go to: