Carlyle Sailing Association

An Evening with Dave Perry

  • February 11, 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Maryland Heights Community Center 2300 McKelvey Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043


Registration is closed

Dave will present his popular Tactics in Crowds! This is an in-depth and humorous look at tactical positioning at key areas around the race course (start, windward mark and leeward mark), with an analysis of the applicable rules and decision-making process in each.

Dave includes spectacular video of many of the tactical situations he discusses. This is an enjoyable presentation for all levels of racers high school aged and up, and for non-racer supporters.


Open to ALL. (CSA Members $15, Non Members $25, 18 and younger FREE)

Limit: 100

Advanced registration is required.

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A little about DAVE PERRY:

Among many accomplishments, Dave is the author of three books on sailboat racing, was the Rules Advisor and Afterguard Coach – II Moro de Venetia (’92), Victory Challenge (’07), and Artemis Racing (’13, ’17), the Rules Advisor for the 2008 & 2012 U.S. Olympic Sailing Teams, is a 5-time U.S. Match Racing Champion, a 2-time All American (Yale), a certified National Judge, a Member of US Sailing Appeals Committee, the Tasar North American Champion ‘78, the Ideal 18 North American Champion (’94,’99,’03), and winner of the Congressional Cup (’83, ’84).

Dave’s three books on racing will be available for sale and signing at the event (cash, check or SFYC member charge):

   Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing – $25

   Winning in One-Designs– $25

   Dave Perry’s 100 Best Racing Rules Quizzes - $10



“Dave is very entertaining as well as a great teacher. Many sailors came with their non-sailing spouses and their spouses all said how surprised they were to have enjoyed it so much and even understand a bit more about what was going on out there on the race course!”


- Fleet Captain, Portland Yacht Club



“Dave is an annual speaker at our Club. He never fails to make us all laugh while teaching us so much about the sport regardless of our skill or experience level or whether we skipper or crew. After Dave’s talks, everyone is so excited to go racing and to hear him speak again the following year!”


- Commodore, Richmond Yacht Club 

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