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

Come join the StFYC coaching staff for some advanced training in the C420.  These morning clinics held from 9:00am - 1:00pm allow sailors light wind in the morning to work on spinnaker work while the afternoon will give the sailors time to practice trapezing.  The clinic will also focus on boat setup, tuning and boat handling techniques. This is not a beginner level clinic. In order to participate, you must have taken Intermediate 420, Race Optimists in the Championship fleet and/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.  Cost 3 day clinics: $300 member/ $350 non member. Cost 2 Day Clinics: $200 member/ $250 non member.
*C420 Race Team Members may drop in to any of the mini clinics.
May 12-13, 2018
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(Nacra 17 sailors)  and daily video debrief will leave each team on the path to greatness.
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 26-28, 2018
C420 Heavy Weather Clinic
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.

August 13-17, 2018
High School Sailing Boot Camp on Tinsley Island
Come to Tinsley for a week of FJ sailing and instruction under the sun and learn what it takes to be part of the Bay Area’s largest and fiercest varsity program. The Boot Camp is five days and four nights of intense learning and hard work to prepare you for evaluations. It’s the perfect way to prepare for the HS Sailing season.

Olympic Development Performance Clinic
Over Labor Day Weekend, US Sailing brought in its top coaches to St. Francis Yacht Club to host an intensive weekend clinic for about 40 of the West Coast's top youth sailors, in Laser Radials, i420, 29ers, and Nacra15s. The Clinic was supported by the St. Francis Sailing Foundation, which provided an event wrap-up HERE

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