Advanced Sailing Clinics
StFYC’s Youth Sailing program offers advanced sailing clinics throughout the year, equipping our sailors to compete at state, national and international levels.
June and July 2018
Advanced C420 Mini Clinics
Join StFYC coaches for
advanced summertime training in the C420 and come away a better sailor. We’ll
be on the water from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, so you will have light-air mornings
for spinnaker practice, with trapeze work as the seabreeze builds. Expect to
learn boat setup, tuning and boat handling techniques. This is not a beginner-level
clinic. To participate, you must have taken Intermediate 420, or raced
Optimists in the Championship fleet, or have the coaches’ permission. There
will be 6 mini clinics over the summer.
SIgn up per
session. Session 1: June 12-14, Session 2: June 19-21, Session 3: June
26-28, Session 4: July 2-3, Session 5: July 5-6, Session 6: July 10-12.
3 day clinics: $300
member/ $350 non member
2 Day Clinics: $200
member/ $250 non member.
C420 Race Team Members are encouraged to
drop in to any of the mini clinics. It’s all about time in the boat.
May 11-12, 2019
Nacra High-Performance Clinic
Come to the St Francis Yacht Club and raise your game in the
Nacra 15. We will train hard as a group, both on the SF City Front and in the
classroom. Two full days of clinic with
an amazing coaching staff, guest speakers and daily video debrief will leave each team
on the path to greatness.
Coaches: 2019 TBD
Charlie Ogletree was a Collegiate All-American at Old
Dominion University before moving into Olympic class sailing. He competed in the 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008
Summer Olympics. Earned a Silver Medal
in 2004 during the Athens Olympics in the Tornado Class. Charlie can now be
found out racing most cool boats such as a MOD 70 Trimaran or the J Class Svea
and even a foiling kiteboard in StFYC Thursday Night Kite Series.
Bryan Paine is a Catamaran Guru, Youth Sailing Expert and
creator of a youth multihull development program in Sarasota, FL. He was
a member of Canadian C Class Sailing Team for the 2013 Little America’s Cup
Campaign. Now a sail maker in San Diego,
he races catamarans and other boats as often as possible. We welcome Bryan back
to StFYC after leading our clinic in 2017.
Sailors must come as a team and supply their own boat.
This clinic is made possible with support from the St
Francis Sailing Foundation.
May 25 - 27, 2019
C420 Heavy Weather Clinic- 2018
With support from St Francis Sailing Foundation, this years advanced Heavy Weather C420 clinic will help sailors advance their skills with three days of coaching from an amazingly talented coaching team. The focus will be on advanced boat-handling techniques, sail trim, and “go fast” tactics.This years coaches are Sydney Bolger and Justin Law. Sydney was named the Quantum Collegiate Women Sailor of the year while sailing at Georgetown, campaigned a 470 as a member of the US Sailing Team and won a bronze medal at the I420 World Championships. Justin was a four time Collegiate All American while Sailing at St Mary's, Campaigned a 470 as a member of the US Sailing Team and also won the ISAF Team Racing Worlds. We are looking forward to pushing sailors to the next level on the windy city front. Last year participants hailed from the Bay, Southern California and the East Coast.
Boats are available from StFYC for charter. To charter please contact Sailing Director Brent Harrill. Junior@stfyc.com
August 13-17, 2018
High School Sailing Boot Camp on Tinsley Island
Come to sun-blessed Tinsley for a week of FJ sailing and learn how to
become part of the Bay Area’s largest and fiercest varsity program. The Boot
Camp is five days and four nights of hard sailing, intense learning, and maybe
just maybe a few laughs along the way. It’s much more sailing and much more
development than you will see in any week this fall, and there is no better way
to prepare for evaluations, no better way to be fast, practiced and ready for the High
School Sailing season.
Labor Day Weekend 2018
Olympic Development Performance Clinic
Participation is by
invitation only. US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program will bring
world-class coaches to the city front for high-intensity training September
1-3. Invitations to ODP clinics go to selected sailors in all classes that
participate in the Youth Worlds.
Want to be part of it,
now or some day?
The ODP uses the Youth
Worlds classes’ existing calendar to reach new talent. Make yourself
known at one of the evaluation events and reach out to the ODP staff with your
training plan. Sailors who attract the attention of the ODP have these
things in common:
A high skill level.
A high fitness level.
Commitment, passion and team spirit.
To learn more about the program, the calendar, and the
people you need to know: https://www.ussailing.org/olympics/olympic-development-program/odp-invitation-criteria/