A regatta’s pace can be improved with few simple guidelines for running races. None of these are original thoughts; just simple methods for increasing the fun on the water. When the final boat in a class finishes a race, the goal should be to get a new warning signal fired off for that class in less than 10 minutes. This does several things. First, it gets more races completed in the best conditions. Second, it allows race committees to start racing later in the day, and end racing earlier. Thirdly, it reduces the amount of time wasted between races, when sailors cool down, get lethargic, and wreck their sails tacking back and forth.