DESCRIPTION Back by popular demand for Fishing Bay females and non-members alike! A two day 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 two-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. If you have your own boat, that is encouraged and let us know.
1) Sailing Basics (beginners): For the novice or someone with a bit of sailing knowledge but wants the foundations again. We cover basic sailing theory and gaining comfort with boat handling and various skills as a crew member; not racing focused. You can be a skipper or crew when on the water, depending on your comfort level. We encourage all ladies to have some time on the helm to get comfortable sailing! New exciting instructor! Holly Sears, a recent Virginia resident, has been leading and teaching small boat courses for 20 years. She has ASA keelboat certification, US Sailing Race Committee training, and US Sailing Level 1 Instructor certification. We look forward to the enthusiasm she will bring to the class!
2) Advanced Racing class: For those familiar with racing or want to learn to race. We cover improving boat handling skills in racecourse settings, increasing “tiller time”, racing strategy and tactics. You can be a skipper or crew, depending on your comfort level. New exciting instructor! Charlie Arms, an Annapolis resident, started racing seriously after college. Racing on big boats, she started at the bow and worked her way back to driving and tactician. As an active Match racer, she was ranked as high as 4th in the United States; 14th in the world on the women’s ranking. We are excited that she will share her expertise and knowledge to the Racing Class!
EVENT CHAIR Caroline Patrick is the Chair for this event.
ENTRY FEE No fee for club members – a great member benefit! $160 fee for non-members.
REGISTRATION Advance registration for clinic is required at www.fbyc.net. There are limited spots due to availability of boats. Save your spot today!
CHECK IN Saturday at 0900 at the main clubhouse. 0930-1000 - chalk talk. 1000-1100 Rig up boats. 1100-1230 On the Water training. 1230 Return to dock and have lunch (BYO). 1330-1600 Chalk talk and continued instruction on the water. 1600- Social and de-brief
Sunday's session will start at 0900 at the main clubhouse. 0915 -1000 Chalk talk. 1000-1100 Rig up boats. 1100-1400 On the water training (BYO Lunch on or off the water). 1400-1600 Return to dock, de-brief and snack time.
SOCIAL Snacks and refreshments will be served at the end of both days.