Next Event – February 7-9, 2022 in San Diego
J/105 Racing Clinics
Each year, J/World Performance Sailing School hosts special keelboat racing clinics aboard one-design J/105s. The intensive format is targeted at getting skippers and crews up to speed. Central topics include sail trim, sail handling, boat handling, crew workflow, shifting gears, rig setup, and so on.
This is all about the mechanics of getting you around the course faster. We’ll talk about the how-and-why of shifting gears from point mode to speed mode. We’ll look at the fine points of sail shapes and twist. Spinnaker techniques and sail handling (including sets, gybes, and numerous takedowns) will be thoroughly discussed and practiced. On board communication and workflow will be emphasized to insure smooth maneuvers while racing.
The clinic is the perfect event to train new crew and/or to chip the rust off and get ready for the new racing season. Tired of having messy takedowns? Can’t seem to get the boat up to speed quickly after a tack? Got pointing issues? To much chatter on board distracting the helmsperson? We can help.
Come join our J/105 Racing Clinic. This is definitely the fastest way to get fast!
The clinic will be held in one-design J/105s, HOWEVER sailors on keelboats of all sorts will realize tremendous benefits from these programs! These boats are fast and responsive, with the feel of a dinghy but the sail area and configuration of a larger (40+ foot) boat. They are efficiently managed by a modest crew, and everyone aboard has essential responsibilities. We rotate each team member through all the positions during the clinic to insure that everyone gains a deep knowledge of each position and the corresponding contributions to the project of getting the boat around the course faster. If you race J/105s, this event is perfect to take your skills to the next level. If you race another type of keelboat, you will find that the knowledge of sail trim, boathandling, strategy, tactics, and racing rules will be of tremendous benefit.
Our coaching staff for this event will include current and past/guest instructors who have competed and won at the highest levels of national and international yacht racing. Of course, each instructor has a deep understanding of the dynamics of the sport of sailing. But more: every J World instructor is an exceptional coach. We are able to quickly and efficiently asses skills and to determine strengths and weaknesses. Our professional instructors are experts at communicating their extensive knowledge in ways that make sense, in ways that will help you learn the intricacies of yacht racing.
The clinic cost is $975 per person. Local boat owners may bring their own boat and attend (or send an owner’s representative) for free. Full teams wishing to attend should contact us for details and availbility. To register for these events, please call J/World at 800-910-1101. Please keep in mind that space is limited so early enrollment is encouraged!
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