Laser Training Center
November 2011

Rulo's newest Tip of the month, just uploaded.

Although sailing is a gentlemen's sport, we would have a very hard time enjoying racing without knowing that there is a group of volunteer jury members, ready to spend full days at the race site. They help racers resolve right of way conflicts.
There are more and more situations though*, when 'on water umpires' have to signal at once, which boat has infringed rules. This becomes  especially tricky  when boats alter their course, thus "switching" from one rule to another. Deciding right on the spot, when the sequence began, is a major challenge sometimes leading to a "bad call".
Currently sailors do not have much say in this matter, so we decided to concentrate on situations that sailors can control their interaction with the umpires.
Rulo's newest tip of the month, reminds us of the details of rule 42 downwind.  The video clip was made, after we heard IJ Eric Melbaum from the Netherlands, explaining to sailors in one of our clinics here, what grabs the attention of the jury on the water. 
Over rocking, or rolling, can sometimes
have bigger consequences, as seen above.
* In the Laser class umpires are used in medal races, and they become active in case of gross infringements, like knowingly touching a mark, foul language, intimidation, and when sailors break rule 42.

Winter Clinic updates:
January 3rd to 6th, 2012. Up, Down and around clinic. Six (6) spots left.
January 8th to 11th, 2012. Pre race clinic. Two (2) spots left.
January 17th to 20th, 2012. Master Regatta Three (3) spots left.
February 3rd to 8th, 2012. Canadian Master week. Fully booked.
NEW additions!
February 14th to 18th, 2012. Season warm-up, clinic and regatta.
March 10th to 16th, 2012. Radial clinic, and regatta.
Attention Radial sailors!
We have scheduled the February and March clinics, on dates that allow to participate in both clinics and race in Clearwater Florida, in the ISAF grade 1 event, AKA Midwinter East Regatta, February 23rd to 26th, 2012.
There are daily flights between Cabarete (POP) and Tampa (TPA) via Miami on American Airlines.

CrossFit, strength and conditioning, now in Cabarete.
Use a log on the beach, the chair in your office, or whatever is available around you to create a gym, and take advantage of a very exciting strength and conditioning program. CrossFit is the new craze in fitness and conditioning. Special attention is given to: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy.
British Gymnast, and fitness trainer, Sam Rossiter is in Cabarete this winter. He will gladly build a program for you.
Group classes are $10.00 p/person (right in front of our club), and private sessions are $25.00 p/person.
Sam's CV describes him as, life guard, sports coach, group exercise instructor, spin instructor, dynamic movement and agility coach, fundamentals British gymnastics coach, British Gymnast, British gymnastics sports therapist, Exercise physiologist, MMA strength and conditioning coach, Personal Trainer, Sports massage therapist, Rehab and Injury consultant, Dietician/Sports nutritional advisor.

Sail Pro onboard cameras to sponsor January regatta.
2 very lucky people will win a professional Sail Pro camera, at the 10th Caribbean Laser Midwinter Regatta, to be held in Cabarete January 13th to 15th, 2012.
But more importantly, 3 cameras will be attached to the bow of three random boats during each race, thus giving the world an amazing opportunity to have a close-up look of Laser sailors , in a race. We will post clips at the end of every race day on our website.

For the history of the Sail Pro camera, details or just to buy it, click here.
The Sail Pro on board camera carbon stern post, will not be used in our regatta, but has proved to be one of the most innovative coaching tools, in recent years.


Laser Training Center, Cabarete. Tel. 809 571 0640.