Dave Perry Winter Prog- Friday evening - Saturday all day


Fri, Feb 22 - 23, 2008



Event Managers

  • Event Chair: Noel Clinard
  • Race Chair: Ric Bauer
Featuring DAVE PERRY, Rules and Tactics Expert
February 22 and 23, 2008
FBYC and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (“LLS”) have arranged for Dave Perry, renowned expert on sailing rules and tactics, to present the 2008 Winter Program in separate sessions on February 22 and 23.  Dave is entertaining and incredibly funny and will impart precise interpretations of rules and tactics in a memorable way.  Proceeds from this program will also benefit the LLS’s Leukemia Cup Regatta.  The program will have two sessions, each providing a different focus. 
On Friday, February 22
  • at 6:30 pm (with Cash Bar) and Program at 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm 
  • at Dominion Resources Auditorium in Innsbrook Corporate Office Park, 5000 Dominion Blvd., Glen Allen, VA 23060
  • Dave will present his observations as Rules Advisor and Afterguard Coach for Victory Challenge, Sweden’s 2007 America’s Cup campaign, explaining “What happened and how it will make us better sailors.” 
The session on Saturday, February 23 
  • from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (with on-site registration, coffee and confections at 8:30 am, a mini-Sub lunch, and Q&A, Soda and Chips at 4:00 pm) 
  • at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1627 Monument Avenue, in Richmond 
  • will be an interactive two part seminar on “Positioning Yourself To Win,” providing an advanced look at tactical positioning at key areas around the race course with applicable rules and decision making processes in each.
The registration fee for the Friday session is $25 per adult and $15 per Junior under 18. The registration fee for the Saturday session is $35 per adult and $15 per Junior under 18. A discounted fee for both programs is $50 per adult and $25 per Junior under 18.  You are encouraged to attend both sessions.  You can Register on-line at Register online here. 

The Virginia Chapter of the LLS is celebrating its 10th Regatta, which will be July 11-13, 2008 at FBYC. The weekend will be filled with exciting races, fun, good food, and entertainment. Leading up to the Regatta, sailors and their crews raise funds for the LLS to compete for prizes and a “Fantasy Sail” with the National Regatta Chair, sailor and expert Gary Jobson.

The LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. LLS offers a variety of programs and services in support of their mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.  LLS is a nonprofit organization that relies on the generosity of individual and corporate contributions to advance its mission. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested $550 million in research grants. Now about $50 million annually, LLS’ grant programs are among the most prestigious in the fields of hematology and oncology.
To learn more about Dave Perry, please contact Noel Clinard at nclinard@hunton.com or call him at 804-788-8594.  To learn more about The LLS and the Leukemia Cup Regatta, please visit www.lls.org  or www.leukemiacup.org/va , or call Molly Tanner at 757-723-2676, ex 202.
About Dave Perry
Dave grew up on Long Island Sound, learning to sail in Sunfish, Blue Jays and Lightnings at the Pequot Yacht Club in Southport, CT.  An early standout, in 1971, he won the Clinton M. Bell Trophy for the best junior record on L.I.S.  At Yale, he was captain of the National Championship Team in 1975, and an All-American in 1975 and 1977.  Other racing accomplishments include: 1st, 1978 Tasar North Americans; 5th, 1979 Laser Worlds; 1st, 1979 Soling Olympic Pre-Trials (crew); 10th overall, 1981 SORC (crew); 3rd, 1982 Soling Worlds; 1st, 1983 Star South American Championship (crew); 1st, 1983 and 1984 Congressional Cup; 2nd, 1984 Soling Olympic Trials; 6th, 1985 Transpac Race (crew); 1st, 1988 and 1992 Knickerbocker Match Race Cup; 1st, 1994, 1999 and 2003 Ideal 18 North American Championship, and 1st, 1982 & 2006 U.S. Match Racing Championship (Prince of Wales).

A high level coach and rules expert, Dave was recently the Rules Advisor and Afterguard Coach for Victory Challenge, Sweden’s 2007 America’s Cup campaign.  This extraordinary experience forms the basis for Dave’s talk on Friday evening, February 22, including lots of live action shots from Valencia.  His eyewitness presentation of “What happened and how it will make us better sailors” will entertain us all.

Dave is an extraordinary teacher, coach and sailing official.  He has led hundreds of US SAILING seminars in over 50 one-design classes; directed U.S. Olympic Yachting Committee Talent Development Clinics, and has served on US SAILING committees, including: Olympic, Training, Class Racing and O’Day Championship. He is currently Chairman of the US SAILING Appeals Committee on which he has served since 1985, and is a US SAILING Senior Certified Judge.  In 1992 he was voted into the Sailing World Hall of Fame; in 1994 he received an honorary Doctorate of Education from Piedmont College; in 1995 he became the first recipient of US SAILING’s Captain Joe Prosser Award for exceptional contribution to sailing education; and in March 2001 Dave received the W. Van Alan Clarke, Jr. Trophy, US SAILING’s national award for sportsmanship.
Dave is a preeminent expert on the racing rules and tactics and is the renowned author of Winning In One Designs, Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing, and 100 Best Racing Rules Quizzes.  Dave will autograph his books on sale at these programs.

Dave’s experience, writing and background make him uniquely qualified to deliver the second FBYC Winter Program on Saturday, February 23, which will be an interactive 2 part seminar on “Positioning Yourself To Win”, giving an advanced look at tactical positioning at key areas around the race course with applicable rules and decision making processes in each.

Dave Perry
“At the One Design Seminar in 2007, Noel Clinard and I  watched Dave captivate a crowd of racing sailors, following the Mount Gay cocktail party, with a talk on cool moves to win under the racing rules.  “Acting out” many of the situations, Dave was entertaining and incredibly funny, while imparting precise interpretations of the rules in a memorable way.  We immediately approached Dave with the hope he would speak to FBYC members and are delighted he worked us into his harried speaking schedule for 2008.”  Ric Bauer, FBYC Commodore.

Dave speaks to audiences of all ages and experience, including audiences of active youth sailors.  He was the Director of Athletics at Greens Farms Academy, a K-12 coed independent day school in Westport, Connecticut for 21 years,  coached the 1981 World Champion U.S. Youth Team; and given seminars in Japan, Australia, Sweden, Argentina, Brazil and Canada. He has been the Youth Representative on the US SAILING Board of Directors and the Chairman of the U.S. Youth Championship Committee.  Accordingly, his program will be of great interest to our juniors with experience and dedication on the junior racing circuit.
Registration By Mail
Check Session(s) and Insert No. of Attendees
___ Friday Session (___$25 adult; ___ $15 Junior)
___ Saturday Session (___$35 adult; ___ $15 Junior)(includes Mini-Sub Lunch)
___ Both (__ $50 adult; ___ $25 Junior)
Mail to: Noel Clinard, 6010 York Road, Richmond, VA 23226
Name: ___________________________________ Email address: ____________________________
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