MHYC's Skill Builder Clinic and Junior Olympics Sailing Festival is part of a nationwide series of sailing regattas for youth ages 8 to 18 with the goal to encourage young sailors to enjoy sailing and to develop their skill. Events mix Olympic-style competition with elements of learning and fun for all levels--from beginning racers to those with Olympic aspirations. Junior Olympic Sailing is coordinated by US Sailing and sponsored nationally by Gill, Sperry, and New England Ropes. Locally, we are grateful for the support of Sailing Inc's Quantum Sail Loft, Mentor Harbor Youth Sailing Association, and our numerous volunteer members and friends!
Junior Sailor Registration Fee ($135 per sailor).
NOTE: 420/Thistle teams REGISTER TOGETHER.
6/10-6/12: Skill Builder Clinic and Regatta. Fleets include: Opti Green, Opti Gold (R/B/W), Laser Radial, and c420, and Thistle. Get up close and personal with collegiate-level coaches who will give you professional tips and tricks to improve your sailing ,over 3 days on land and on the water. John Pearce, head sailing coach for George Washington University, is organizing the clinics and will lead the Laser fleet. Decorated dinghy sailor Lee Sackett will coach the Thistle Fleet. US Sailing is finalizing c420 and Opti coaches. Professionally run races (up to 11 races), with debriefs from the lead coaches.
-All meals June 10-12. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner plus evening parties on Friday and Saturday night, and awards ceremony on Sunday. Lunch will be served on the water on Saturday and Sunday.)
-Official Junior Olympic T-shirt.
-First 150 registrants receive a fantastic swag bag full of sailing stickers, goodies and more!
Coach the Coach Clinic Registration ($100 fee)
6/9-10 Specifically geared for junior sailing coaches. Fine-tune your coaching skills, bring new ideas back to your race team or sail camp. Nick Turney will run this clinic on Thursday 6/9 6-8 and 6/10 from 9-4. On Saturday and Sunday, watch how our elite collegiate head sailing coaches work with junior sailors on and off the water. Daily debriefs.
-Coaching clinic and debriefs
-Official Junior Olympics T-Shirt
-All meals from June 9-12. (Pizza on Thursday night, breakfast, lunch and dinner plus evening parties on Friday and Saturday night, and awards ceremony on Sunday. Lunch will be served on the water on Saturday and Sunday.)
Registration for Coaches is here: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/12523
While it is not required for your team's coach to register for the Coaching Skill-Builder Clinic, each team is required to supply a safety boat with a supervising adult or coach offshore, and a second "shore parent" in case of emergency.