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Please be aware that this year classes will be Tuesday nights and most Thursday nights.  There will not be classes on Thursday Off-the-Dock race nights. DYC Flying Scot Skipper or Racing Skipper cardholders (or 2 or more 2016 Helmsman cardholders) are encouraged to use the boats for racing. Students may arrange to volunteer to crew on a Flying Scot or boat from another OTD class those nights if they wish.  See for the OTD Notice of Race listing all races in the series.  


Slides for Recap Lecture

posted May 4, 2014, 7:15 PM by Sean Murphy

All previous lecture topics are summarized.

Slides for Lecture 4

posted May 4, 2014, 7:13 PM by Sean Murphy

Lecture 4 covers:
  • Intro to Racing
  • Sail Trim
  • Boat Care and Maintenance

Slides for Lecture 3

posted May 4, 2014, 7:11 PM by Sean Murphy

Lecture 3 covers:
  • Man Overboard
  • Heavy Weather Basics
  • Capsize

Slides for Lecture 2

posted May 4, 2014, 7:09 PM by Sean Murphy

Lecture 2 covers:
  • Docking
  • Wind Awareness
  • Telltales (more information)

Slide for Lecture 1

posted May 4, 2014, 7:06 PM by Sean Murphy   [ updated May 4, 2014, 7:07 PM ]

Lecture 1 covers:
  • Points of sail
  • Telltales
  • Tacking
  • Jibing
  • Sailing a Course
  • Right of Way


posted Apr 20, 2013, 5:23 PM by Kelli Murphy   [ updated Apr 16, 2014, 4:02 PM ]

Wind Awareness and Tacking

posted Apr 30, 2012, 5:48 PM by Sean Murphy

Lecture slides that cover:
  • Points of Sail
  • Wind Awareness
  • Use of Telltales
  • Tacking


posted Apr 30, 2012, 5:44 PM by Sean Murphy

Here are some slides describing telltales and their proper use

Lecture Slides (recap)

posted Apr 30, 2012, 5:42 PM by Sean Murphy

These slides can be used to recap the topics of:
  • Points of Sail
  • Jibing
  • Docking
  • Right of Way

Safety Boat Instructions and FS Maintenance

posted Apr 30, 2012, 5:40 PM by Sean Murphy

Attached are some great pointers from Alan Minsterman about proper operation of the safety boats (Logic) during class nights and some of the basic maintenance items on a Flying Scot. If you are unfamiliar with the operation of the safety boats and want to learn more, just ask someone who knows - we are happy to show you.

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