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
2018 Coaches:
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.

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:

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