LTRR 2020 is now available for purchase by clicking here: ORDER
This link will take you to a special Speed & Smarts page on the North U website where you can sign up for the 'Learn The Racing Rules' online training course.
'Learn The Racing Rules – 2020'
Our newest edition of this popular learning program is now an online training course designed to help you understand and apply all the right-of-way rules in the 2017-2020 rulebook! LTRR 2020 is divided into short, easy-to-digest segments (six modules with dozens of shorter 'chapters'), and includes ‘knowledge checks’ throughout to reinforce learning and help track your progress. The program includes many live sailing demonstrations, 3-D animations and the text of all rules discussed, plus narration and expert commentary by rules expert David Dellenbaugh. Each purchaser gets a user name and password for easy access to his or her personal course. LTRR 2020 contains 2.5 hours of material, but it’s designed so you can easily go through it at your own learning pace. A great resource for study and review through 2020! Created by David Dellenbaugh; produced by North U.
Click here to view a promo video that gives you a flavor for the online course.
To receive an email with more detailed info about LTRR 2020, click here.
Price: $50 ($10 less than the previous version four years ago) ORDER
Free Bonus! Everyone who purchases LTRR 2020 using the link above will get a free copy of the special 16-page Speed & Smarts issue (in pdf format) that explains everything you need to know about the 2017-2020 version of Rule 18 (Mark-Room).
LTRR 2020 – Contents
Module 1: Right-of-Way Rules
Module 2: General Limitations
Module 3: Mark-Room
Module 4: Room to Pass an Obstruction
Module 5: Room to Tack at an Obstruction
Module 6: Exoneration and Penalties
Key Course Ingredients
• 3-D animation throughout
• Includes text of all rules discussed
• Lots of live sailing demonstrations
• 'Knowledge checks' to assess learning
• 2.5 hours of training about the rules
Group option: LTRR 2020 will also be available for group purchase by clubs and schools (probably in winter 2018). A group purchase includes multiple user names and passwords that can be used by members of that group to access the online training course. Certification options available. Group licenses are for one year. Email us if you are interested in receiving more info.
History of LTRR:
David Dellenbaugh has been producing a video set called 'Learn the Racing Rules' every four years since 1985. The purpose of LTRR is to explain the right-of-way rules to sailors so they become more confident while maneuvering near other boats on the race course. This product was originally sold as VHS video cassettes, then as DVDs and now, for the first time, it is available as an online training course.
LTRR was originally created in two parts: Part 1 explained all the basic right-of-way rules and their limitations while Part 2 covered the more-complex rules at marks and obstructions.Now the two parts have been combined into one online experience. However, LTRR 2020 is divided into six modules, and each module consists of many smaller chapters, so the rules information is presented in bite-sized chunks.
From an old promotion that still applies: 'The best way to understand the rules is by watching real race scenarios while listening to expert commentary. That's exactly what you'll get in this training course! Using live sailing demonstrations, racing footage and computer-animated boats, top racer and coach David Dellenbaugh explains the rules you need to know for racing around the buoys. Learn the Racing Rules includes the text of all definitions and rules discussed, plus extensive references to relevant appeals cases.'