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Spring Series Seminars

Tuesday Evenings

Rules, Tactics, Strategy, Sail Shape/Trim

Tuesday May 3, 7pm: New Sailors and Rules around the course.
Welcome New and Seasoned sailors.  For the new sailors, we’ll talk about how to get involved in Racing at the club and what you need.  For seasoned sailors we will talk about the rules around the course.

Tuesday May 10, 7pm – Starting
We will deep dive into the rules tactics and strategies for starting.  Remember, if you start first, it’s easier to lead the race.  No Experience necessary.

Tuesday May 17, 7pm – Sail Trim
Join former Olympic Head coach Gordy Bowers and Terry Foster as you learn how to make the boat go faster.  Tips for newbies and seasoned veterans.

Cost

  • Members: $20 per session or $50 for all three.
  • One Guest Instructor and One Guest Skipper per boat (Free)
  • Please pre-register in advance to help us coordinate and set up boats for the seminar.

For further information contact Terry Foster at 612-978-5089, or by email.

On-the Water Training

Saturday Mornings in May

Saturday May 7, 8am – One the Water Training
We will have a quick chalk talk about the drills we are going to run and then head out on the water and go sailing.  No Experience necessary.  We’ll have a social hour afterwards with beer and brats.

Saturday May 14, 8am – On the Water
We will have a quick recap of the previous Tuesday seminar and then go out and have an entire season’s worth of starts in a single morning.  No Experience necessary.  We’ll have a social hour afterwards with beer and brats.

Saturday May 21 – On the Water
We’ll have a real race.  You’ll get a chance to put all of your newfound knowledge to the test.  This is what it is all about.  No Experience necessary.  We’ll have a social hour afterwards with beer and brats.

Schedule

  • 8:00 am: Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 am: Short lecture on the rules that apply to the training drill for that day. 
  • 9:30 am: Crew and guest instructor assignments and the "on the water" drills begin.
  • Noon: Lunch and review of the drills at the clubhouse.

Cost

  • Members: $20 per session or $50 for all three.
  • One Guest Instructor and One Guest Skipper per boat (Free)
  • Please pre-register in advance to help us coordinate and set up boats for the seminar.

For further information contact Terry Foster at 612-978-5089, or by email.