Materials and Resources

Ideal 18s

These are 'one-design' boats that we can use for our own skill refinement and participate with in local regattas as they are a popular choice among the boat clubs in our area. To this end you can find links to helpful hints on sail racing, Ideal tuning and sailing as well as articles of general interest to those who want to move past the basics.  Check back as our members are always finding new things to share and edify.
List of Resources
Ideal 18 Rigging Guide essentially the owners manual with sail tuning instructions.
Quick Guide to Sail Racing Rules an easy to understand summary of the mysterious world of racing.
Physics of Sailing or 'how does this boat go?'.