2020 Summer Clinic

 

The 2020 Summer Clinic is a 8 days clinic for sailors who want to become involved in more competitive, higher level racing. Sailors are required to already know and understand proper sailing upwind and downwind by themselves, wind directions, parts of the boat, knots, how to rig and derig by themselves, and tie up to and be on a towline. 

Sailors will focus on refining their boat handling and practicing other skills needed to become proficient racers, including:

  • Starting

  • Using telltales

  • Boat handling

  • Advanced sailing terminology

  • The Racing Rules of Sailing

  • Basic racing tactics and strategy

  • How to roll tack and gybe

  • Typical race courses

  • Able to tell the difference between a puff and lull

Sailors are required to have the following equipment for both practice and race days

  • Their own boat (PYC Charter is available)

  • 27’-30’ floating bow line (1/4” min diameter), secured to mast step

  • Two bailers that are secured to the boat

  • Three airbags which must be firmly inflated and able to hold air

  • Rudder retainer clip (secures rudder to transom)

  • Dagger board lanyard (to prevent it from floating away if capsized)

  • Mast tie in system (line and/or locking collar)

  • Quick connect bridal to mainsheet connection (snap-shackle or similar)

  • Mainsheet bridal, no looser than 4” from boom

  • Paddle or Praddle

  • Additional sail ties

  • Appropriate gear and clothing: gloves, mask or buff, hat, closed toe shoes, no cotton based clothing

  • Water bottle, lunch and snacks

CLINIC #1

JUNE    8th - 11th & 15th - 18th

TIMES   Monday -Thursday

                 0900am - 0100pm

FEE        $200

                 ($50 PYC Member discount)

                 Charter Boat - from $75 / Clinic

A Zoom debrief will take place everyday of the Clinic at 1600 with the Coach to review the day, what to improve, short lectures and plan for the next day.

CLINIC #2

JUNE   22nd - 25th & 29th - July 2nd

TIMES  Monday -Thursday

               0900am - 0100pm

FEE       $200

              ($50 PYC Member discount)

               Charter Boat - from $75 / Clinic

A Zoom debrief will take place everyday of the Clinic at 1600 with the Coach to review the day, what to improve, short lectures and plan for the next day.

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