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SAILING EDUCATION

RACE CLINICS

Racing Rules of Sailing Clinic: Join us for the first in a series of race clinics hosted by some of our most competitive sailors. Kelly Homes-Moon, a highly accomplished J/24 sailor, will discuss the how to read and interpret the Racing Rules of Sailing, which governs sailboat racing around the world. This clinic is appropriate for new and experienced sailors alike, as we discuss the finer points of the racing rules and how to understand them so you can be a better racer. (February 25, 2016) Click here for more information and to register.


J/24 Speed Clinic, led by Will Wells, 2014 J/24 World ChampionThis J/24 speed clinic is just in time for the 2016 J/24 Texas Circuit! Take advantage of this free clinic, open to everyone at DCYC, and tune up your racing skills. Space is limited to the first eight boats, so sign up early to come out and learn from one of the best. (Note: J/24 skippers have preference over other registrants, but if there are still openings after Feb 28th, we will open it up to other boats.) (March 5, 2016) Click here for more information and to register.


Starting Clinic: The second in our Race Clinic Series this year, Peter Brigaitis will host a short classroom session on starting line tactics followed by an on the water practice session. The classroom session will cover pre-race planning, rules governing the start, and various starting methods. This clinic is appropriate for new and experienced sailors alike. For the classroom session skippers and crew are welcome. (April 2, 2016) Click here for more information and to register.


Protests and the Protest Room: The third in the Race Clinic Series will be hosted by Kelly Holmes-Moon. Making a trip to "the room" is rarely fun, and you are usually better off trying to stay away if you can. With that in mind, you probably attended the first clinic in our Race Clinic Series on The Racing Rules of Sailing. But, in the unlikely event that you do find yourself as a protester or protestee, you will want to be familiar with the procedure. Clinic Objectives include: protesting another boat who has fouled you; review situations that will land you in the protest room; and learning what happens in the protest roomThis clinic is appropriate for new and experienced sailors alike. (April 7, 2016) Click here for more information and to register.


Boat Care and Maintenance: The four clinic in the series will be hosted by Kelly Holmes-Moon. Come join us to: learn the basics of boat care in order to preserve the life of your boat; learn which services should be performed at which times; discuss which of these services you can and should do for yourself, and which you should leave to the pros; prepare to take care of your boat so that it can go fast. This clinic is appropriate for everyone who owns a boat,  or is thinking of owning a boat, or who crews on a boat. (April 29, 2016) Click here for more information and to register.


Single-Handed Racing and Sailing: The fifth in our series will be led by Justin Adams. Come learn tips, techniques and tactics to make you faster and safer when single handing, both when out for a leisurely afternoon sail and when racing: learn safety measures when single handing; get tips on preparing for single-handing; learn valuable techniques that make single-handing different from a "fully-crewed" boat. (June 2, 2016) Click here for more information and to register.


Using a Spinnaker: The sixth in our series will be led by Tim Kraft. If you want clean hoists and takedowns, better spin trim, and the know-how on how to recover when things go wrong, make sure to attend this class. This clinic is appropriate for those who would like to learn more about using the kite, especially in racing. (November 6, 2016) Click here for more information and to register.


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