Sailboat Racing Clinic - Medicine Lake
Introduction to Racing Skipper I / Crew I
This is a seminar environment course both ashore and on the
water. Maximum number of students ashore is eight. Maximum number of students on
the water is two per boat with an instructor/coach. We will work on tactics,
rules and theory using a short PDF version of our PowerPoint presentation
followed by sailing our one design Flying Scot sailboats.
We work on boathandling, sail trim and spinnaker handling
during the four sessions which include two club races. The spinnaker during the
first and second club race may or may not be flown based on weather. Starting,
boat against boat speed and tactical drills are included. We finish each club
race with a debrief of both the race and your performance! Upon completion of
this course, you will have the skills and confidence to compete successfully as
skipper or crew in your local racing events. Prerequisites: You should have the
ability to confidently sail a boat on your own with a complete understanding of
Sailing Made Easy sailing theory.
The course is suitable for graduates of our American Sailing
Association Basic Keelboat Certification.
Who should take this class?
Anyone interested in learning how to become a racing skipper or crew should
consider taking this course. We suggest that students have an American Sailing
Association Basic Keelboat certification or have commensurate sailing experience
that is equal to or exceeds the Basic Keelboat Standard.
None, but we recommend anyone considering this course have completed an American
Sailing Association Basic Keelboat course or have commensurate sailing
experience that is equal to or exceeds the Basic Keelboat Standard.
What will I learn?
Introduction to racing skipper gives graduates a strong introduction to racing
sail trim and balance, upwind strategy and tactics, starting strategy and
tactics, downwind strategy and tactics and beginning racing rules.
Students will receive a Northern Breezes certificate of completion.
How will I spend my time?
This four session class runs from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday. Sessions one and three start with a review of PowerPoint followed by
on-the-water sailing. Sessions two and four start with quick review, final boat
preparation and actual club race followed by race debrief. The Sunday times are
12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. From May through the end of August, students are encouraged
to join us on Wednesday nights and Sunday afternoons for our weekly Club Racing.
How do I register?
The course is offered in May, June, July and August, check calendar for specific
dates. Call or email the form to register now!
What should I bring?
Comfortable weather appropriate clothing, athletic shoes, and plenty of fluids
to stay hydrated. Food/snacks is generally bring your own! If you have your own
PFD, bring it! Otherwise it comes out of a box! If you need anything else, give
us a call we usually can help.
Clinic size is
limited to 2 students per boat!
Medicine Lake, French Regional Park,
July 26, 27, 28 (6:00 pm to 8:30 pm) & 31 (12:30 to 4:00 pm)
Price: $249 This is a
$200 Savings off Twelve Hour Course
August 16, 17, 18 (6:00 pm to 8:30 pm) & 21 (12:30 to 4:00 pm)
Price: $299 This is a
$150 Savings off Twelve Hour Course
Winnetka Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55427
Call For Free Brochure (763) 542-9707