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GHYC Advanced Race Clinic

Fridays 1:00-4:00

These half-day clinics are for advanced-intermediate sailors who are already racing or are interested in racing in the Saturday One Design Series. There will be four guest speakers from both on and off-island who will speak on topics in their field of expertise. While the most of the clinics will use Rhodes 19's for on-the-water drills, there is one clinic for H12/Haven and possibly one for Alerions (TBD). Sailors can sign up for a crew position and will be placed on board as spots are available. The Classroom sessions are open to all sailors island-wide. Classroom only $25, On-the-water drills $25.

To register contact the Jobson Sailing Center at 508-680-5006 or

Clinic Schedule:

1:00-2:00 Classroom Speaker/Discussion

2:00-4:00 On-the-water practice/race drills covering things such as: ·

  • team racing
  • sail trim
  • boat speed
  • spinnaker hoists, dowses and proper trim of the spinnaker
  • mark rounding drills
  • practice starts
  • upwind and downwind tactics
  • rules

Topics Covered:

July 3 (Thursday) - Panel discussion w/local experts: Skip Willauer (Rhodes 19), Steve Caulfield (Marshall Cat) and Ian McNeice (Indian & IOD) then regular Thursday Races. **This begins at 3pm.

July 11- Team Race Clinic w/speaker Gary Jobson plus on-the-water drills (GHYC Rhodes 19's only). Non-members can sign up and be placed on boats upon availability, or attend the classroom portion only.

July 18 Upwind and Downwind Strategy and Tactics w/speaker Mike Ingham (J24 National Champion and North U Coach). Classroom only – 1:00-3:00pm.

July 25 - Herreschoff Rig Tune and Sail Trim Clinic w/Ben Sperry (Herreshoff Sailmaker) and George Moffett (H12 National Champion) – Non-boat owners can sign up individually and be placed on boats upon availability, or attend the classroom portion only.

August 1 - Rhodes 19 On-the-Water-Drills – Practice Starts, Upwind Speed

August 8 - Strategy and Tactics w/ Bill Gladstone, President of North U. On- the-water-drills.

August 22 - Team Racing - On the Water Drills and Scrimmage

P.O. Box 2424, Nantucket, MA 02584
NCS Office: 508-228-6600 | Jetties Sailing Center: 508-228-5358
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