Renowned sailing expert Dave Perry visited the Inland Lake Yachting Association (ILYA) at Harken HQ in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, with his extensive rules knowledge and latest book, Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing, where he taught valuable lessons to Harken Blockheads from the area. Those in attendance were welcomed by Harken CEO Bill Goggins, enjoyed a tour of the Harken factory, and walked through several situations they could find themselves in on the water as Dave broke down the rule scenario. 

Biggest takeaway – everyone has more fun on the water when they know the rules!

Watch part of Dave’s presentation and learn about when the rules come into play at the finish line. Do you know who should be penalized?

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