DESCRIPTION Back by popular demand for Fishing Bay females! A sailing/ racing clinic for women of all degrees of experience and age, with a combination of classroom learning and on-the-water time. Now extended to a full-day format!
Flying Scot sailboats will be used for the on-the-water portion.
We encourage you to bring your own boat, but there will be club-owned boats available.
The Event Chair will coordinate your spot on a boat. The clinic will have two class offerings. Choose your preferred class when you register.
1) Sailing Basics (beginners): For the novice or someone with a bit of sailing knowledge. Improving basic sailing knowledge, gaining comfort with boat handling; not racing focused. You can be a skipper or crew when on the water, depending on your comfort level. Taught by Caroline Garrett, J World instructor, 2000. Level 3 US Sailing Instructor.
2) Advanced Racing class: For those familiar with racing. Increased boat handling skills, increasing “tiller time”, racing strategy and tactics. You can be a skipper or crew, depending on your comfort level. Racing sailing coach to be announced.
The clinic will be a primer for the Seabreeze Regatta occurring in the afternoon for the students. Coaching will continue on the water during the regatta. Clinic Event Chair will help coordinate boat entry for the Seabreeze Regatta.
Beginning students will have the option to crew on a boat during the regatta, or to continue to work on general sailing skills while sailing around Fishing Bay and the Piankatank River.
ENTRY FEE No fee for club members – a great member benefit! $60 fee for non-members.
REGISTRATION Advance registration for clinic is expected at www.fbyc.net. There are limited spots due to availability of boats. Save your spot today!
CHECK IN At 0800 at the main clubhouse. 0830 Classes commence. 0830-0900 - chalk talk. 0900-0930 Rig up boats. 0930-1130 On the Water training. Return to Dock. 1130-1200 Have lunch (BYO). 1300 -Seabreeze Regatta start for Racing Students. 1300 - Beginner students continue instruction on the water.
SOCIAL Snacks and refreshments will be served following the Summer Seabreeze Regatta.