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.

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 more sailing and 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 to make some noise in the High School Sailing season. 

September 1-3, 2018
Olympic Development Performance Clinic
Participation is by invitation only.
Invitations to US Sailing’s Olympic Development clinics go to selected young sailors in all classes that participate in the Youth Worlds. This year, US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program—ODP—will bring world-class coaches to the City Front for high-intensity training September 1-3. The ODP is the boots-on-the-ground component of Project Pipeline, an initiative kicked off four years ago by a partnership among St. Francis Yacht Club members and US Sailing to achieve this kind of result: US Sailing Youth Team members captured four gold medals, a silver, and the Nations Trophy for best national performance at the 2018 Youth Worlds.

The ODP uses the Youth Worlds classes’ existing calendar to reach new talent. If that’s you, 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 traits in common: a high skill level; a high fitness level, and commitment, passion and team spirit.  To learn more about the program, the calendar and people you need to know, go HERE

September 22-23, 2018
Girls’ High-Performance Clinic

What’s the value of two days on the San Francisco City Front with Olympic Nacra 17 sailor David Liebenberg and four-time All American Allie Blecher.  Priceless.  We’ll expect some breeze, we’ll expect some counter-current, and we’ll expect everyone to come away faster, stronger and poised for the next challenge.  St. Francis Yacht Club will provide boats from our C420 fleet AND we’ll offer rides in a 505, 470 and International 420 to keep the adrenaline flowing. 

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 on the San Francisco City Front and in the classroom. Two full days of clinic with an amazing coaching staff, guest speakers and daily video debrief will open a pathway to higher achievement. The 2018 clinic was epic; 2019 will be what you  make it. 

2019 Coaches: TBD

2018 Coaches:
Four-time Olympian Charlie Ogletree is a silver medalist in the Tornado catamaran. Charlie now oversees cool rides such as a MOD 70 Trimaran, the 144-foot J ClassSveaand his own foiling kiteboard in the StFYC Thursday Night Kite Series.  
Bryan Paine is a catamaran guru and creator of a youth multihull development program in Sarasota, FL. He was a member of Canada’s C Class team for the 2013 Little America’s Cup Campaign.  Now a sail maker in San Diego, he races relentlessly and led this 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 2019 
With support from the St. Francis Sailing Foundation, the 2019 advanced Heavy Weather C420 Clinic will develop sailors’ skills in three days of coaching from a keenly-talented coaching team. We’ll focus on advanced boat-handling techniques, sail trim and go-fast tactics. We look forward to pushing sailors to the next level on our windy San Francisco City Front. Participants in 2018 hailed from the Bay, the East Coast, and Southern California—including Ansgar Jordan who went on to win the 2018 C420 National Championship. We expect more good things in 2019.

Boats are available for charter from StFYC.  For information contact Sailing Director Brent Harrill at

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