This Clinic will be coached by Dave Perry, coach for the 2009-2012 US Women's Olympic Match Racing effort and five-time U.S. National Match Racing champion.
Dave will coach the tactics and strategies needed to be competitive and successful in Match Racing on the National level, including the Pre-Start, Upwind and Downwind Tactics, and Killing Penalties. On the water, Dave will run the sailors through all the scenarios, with on-the-spot feedback, and video replay after sailing. In addition, he will give much instruction and feedback on how to handle and sail a J/22 fast.
Dave will also go over the new rules for Match Racing (which went into effect in 2017) which create many significant game changes.
ICSA rule on Competition Weekends: The ICSA Procedural Rules (PR Appendix A) limits schools to 20 “competition weekends” in the 2018-2019 school year. The ICSA Executive Committee decided that this clinic will be an exception to this rule, as permitted under PR Appendix A1(b)(ix), and therefore it will *not* count as one of a school’s 20 “competition weekends” in 2018-2019.
TARGET SAILORS: The clinic is for sailors racing on a PCCSC school sailing team as of the Fall of 2018 who are interested in learning more about match racing in small keelboats, and in raising their sailing skill level.
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TEAMS: The Clinic will be capped at 10 teams. Invitations to the Clinic will be based on a first come – first serve basis. See information on how to request an invitation below. One team per school, unless the clinic is not filled as of September 1, 2018.
TO REQUEST AN INVITATION: To request an invitation, email John Vandemoer. John will try to respond to emails within one week. If you have not heard back from John within a week, please assume he did not receive your email, check the correctness of the email address and send it again. If you do not hear back within a couple of days, give him a call.
Invited teams will be told how to register and pay the entry fee and damage deposit.
TEAMS: Teams should be three or four (3 or 4) sailors. There is no weight or gender rule for the clinic, though teams are reminded that the Collegiate Match Racing events require teams of three or four with a max weight of 660 pounds and at least one female sailor on the team. Each participating team’s coach is welcomed as well.
BOATS: The boats used will be J/22’s (traditional main, jib and spinnaker set-up).
ENTRY FEE: $300 per team (credit card can be given on the online registration site, or a check made out to the “San Diego YC” can be given on site on September 15)
This includes the coaching, the use of the boats, the North U Match Racing Playbook edition 4, and dinner Saturday night.
DAMAGE DEPOSIT: $500 max per team per incident. The credit card used for the registration fee will be held for the purpose of damage related charges in the event a payment is needed during/after the event.
Saturday, September 15 - 9:30am – 9:00pm
Sunday, September 16 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
MEALS/WATER: Dinner Saturday evening will be a group dinner (included in the entry fee). Participants are responsible for bringing their own lunches and water.
ACCOMMODATION: Participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodations.