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.
Registration will be on a first come-first served basis until the clinic is filled. Sailors are encouraged to 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.
Dinners Friday and Saturday evening are included in the entry fee. Participants are responsible for bringing their own lunches and water.
TARGET SAILORS: 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.
Friday, February 1:
3:00pm Practice sailing with coaching
6:30pm Dinner at SDYC
6:45pm – 9:00pm Opening presentation
Saturday, February 2:
8:30am – 8:30pm Clinic and Debrief
Sunday, February 3:
8:30am - 4:00pm Clinic & Racing