It is important to point out that sailors who have participated in these S.O.D.A. youth match racing clinics over the years have gone on to win the US Sailing Youth Match Racing Championship for the Rose Cup, the Intercollegiate Match Racing National Championship, and are some of the highest ranked match racers in the U.S. right now!
The Clinic will be coached by five-time National Match Racing Champion Dave Perry, author of the North U Match Racing Playbook, and frequent coach at past S.O.D.A. clinics.
The Clinic will cover the tactics and strategies needed to be competitive and successful in Match Racing, and will focus on the boat handling and boat speed aspects of match racing a J/22 well.
The clinic is for Southern California sailors in the 14-18 age range (high school) who are interested in learning more about match racing in small keelboats, and in raising their sailing skill level. No match racing or keelboat sailing experience is needed or expected.
The boats used will be J/22’s.
The clinic fee is $75 per sailor, payable on registration. This includes the coaching, use of the boats, and dinner Friday and Saturday evening.
Registration will be on a first come-first served basis until the clinic is filled. Register as soon as possible. Sailors have to register individually; they will be put in teams during the clinic. It is expected that sailors will try different roles on the boat, including skipper if they wish to.
Friday, February 9: 3:00pm: Practice sailing with coaching
Friday, February 9: 6:30pm: Dinner at SDYC
Friday, February 9: 6:45pm – 9:00pm: Opening presentation
Saturday, February 10: 8:30am – 8:30pm: Clinic and Debrief
Sunday, February 11: 8:30am - 5:00pm: Clinic & Racing
Dinners Friday and Saturday evening are included in the entry fee. Participants are responsible for bringing their own lunches and water.
If asked for well in advance, accommodation may be arranged by the host club in private homes.