- Find six of the same class of boats (3 for each team), which accommodate a crew of two to five sailors. They can be club-owned or belong to individual members of your club and nearby clubs. They should be roughly evenly matched, but they do not have to be identical.
- Organize an introductory chalk talk meeting with the help of an experienced team racer to guide the discussion. Review in detail the rules of racing. Share team-racing material and discuss the basic strategy of team racing. Explain winning combinations and primary maneuvers.
- Do informal racing amongst yourselves where three boats are clearly designated as one team and the other three another. This can be done with bow stickers, colored streamers, or T-shirts.
- Be sure to have a full debrief to discuss what happened on the water. Debriefs enable all of the participants to learn from the event and have more fun on the water.
- When your sailors and race committee are up to speed, host an event. With six boats, you can run a regatta with four teams and every sailor is racing half of the time. The teams not racing wait on a spectator boat or nearby dock and rotate onto the boats when it's their turn to race. When they're not racing, sailors can help serve as umpires to monitor any rules disagreement. Encourage club members to be spectators and cheer on the teams.