The Clinic will be coached by five-time National Match Racing Champion and Pequot YC sailor Dave Perry, who authored the North U Match Racing Playbook. The clinic will cover the tactics and strategies needed to be competitive and successful in match racing, and will focus on the boat handling and boat speed aspects of match racing.
Host: Pequot Yacht Club
Boats: Ideal 18
The clinic is for youth sailors in the 14-18 age range, who are enrolled in JSA member programs, and who are interested in learning more about match racing in small keelboats, and in raising their sailing skill level. No match racing or keelboat sailing experience is needed or expected. They will be put in teams during the clinic. It is expected that sailors will try different roles on the boat, including skipper if they wish to.