• St Thomas Yacht Club and the St Thomas Sailing Center are hosting two North U Mid-Winter Clinics in St. Thomas USVI: January 31 - February 4, and February 28 - March 4. The clinics will provide racing training aboard the Sailing Center’s fleet of 8 IC-24s. Enrollment is limited to 32 sailors. A team of 8 expert on-board coaches assure that each sailor gets closer personal attention over the 4 full days of training.
    © Bill Gladstone
    Curriculum
    Improve your sailing and racing skills through a combination of on-the-water drills, coached training, shoreside seminar instruction, video review, and in-competition coaching. The emphasis will be on practical real-world techniques to improve starting, sail trim, helming, boat speed, crew work and tactics.

    A Coach on Every Boat
    Using a one design fleet of eight IC-24s with a coach aboard each boat, each sailor will get close personal attention over 4 full days of sailing.

    Sailing, Seminars, Video
    We'll be sailing 6 hours each day with a midday seminar and lunch break. Each day concludes with a video review following the afternoon sailing session.

    Lunches, Dinner
    Lunches are included, as is dinner at the St Thomas YC on Thursday evening.

    The program will be lead by North U Director Bill Gladstone.

    Enrollment is limited.

    Fee: $1850/ person
    Registration Now, Risk Free. 
    Registration is now open.  You can pay a deposit now with balance due by December 1; or pay in full. Either way, there is no penalty and a full refund if you cancel prior to October 31.
    February Clinic Registration (Jan 31–Feb 4)
    March Clinic Registration (Feb 28–Mar 4)

    Questions? Contact Us:
    Bill.Gladstone@NorthSails.com
    Francine.Wainer@NorthSails.com
    203 245-0727

    Full Schedule and Program:

    Wednesday evening, January 31 or February 28
    6:00-7:00: Check in & Welcome Party at St Thomas Yacht Club

    Thursday, February 1 or March 1
    8:00-11:00: Sailing Session I
    Boat Handling and Sail Trim
    Trim and Sail Controls, Tacking
    Windward/ Leeward Loops
    Upwind and downwind boat handling and sail trim.

    11:30-1:00: Class Session with lunch
    Upwind Trim: Angle of Attack/ Depth/ Twist
    Spinnaker Trim and Handling
    Starting Strategy and Tactics

    1:30-4:30: Sailing Session II
    Spinnaker Trim and Handling
    Windward/ Leeward course for spinnaker practice
    Continued work on upwind trim and performance

    5:00-6:00: Video Debrief

    7:00-9:00: St Thomas YC dinner 

    Friday February 2 or March 2North U St Thomas Clinic
    8:00-11:00: Sailing Session III

    Starting Drills & Practice 
    - Series of rolling starts with sprint to ladder rung.
    - Positioning, Control, Acceleration and Lane-Holding Drills 

    11:30-1:00: Class Session with lunch
    Starting Strategy and Tactics - cont.
    Spinnaker Trim and Handling - cont.

    1:30-4:30: Sailing Session IV
    Races with Practice Starts
    Two rolling starts leading into a race.

    5:00-6:00: Video Debrief

    Saturday February 3 or March 3
    8:00-11:00: Sailing Session V

    Races with Practice Starts
    Two rolling starts leading into a race.

    11:30-1:00: Class Session with lunch
    Upwind and Downwind Strategy & Tactics
    Buoy Racing/ Pt to Pt Racing

    1:30-4:30: Sailing Session VI
    Races with Practice Starts
    Windward Leeward Races
    Open Water/ Pt to Pt Races

    5:00-6:00: Video Debrief:


    Sunday  February 4 or March 4
    8:00-11:00: Sailing Session VII

    Races with Practice Starts

    11:30-1:00: Class Session with lunch
    Rules, Tactics, Regatta Prep.

    1:30-4:30: Sailing Session VIII
    Regatta!
    Keep score!  Coaching between races...

    5:00-6:00: De-Brief and Prize Giving


    Fee: $1850/ person
    Registration Now, Risk Free. 
    Registration is now open.  You can pay a deposit now with balance due by December 1; or pay in full. Either way, there is no penalty and a full refund if you cancel prior to October 31.
    February Clinic Registration (Jan 31–Feb 4)
    March Clinic Registration (Feb 28–Mar 4)

    North U St Thomas Clinic
    More Info…
    Travel
    Plan your arrival for Wednesday, January 31 or Wednesday, February 28.
    The clinic starts with an opening welcome session that evening.
    The clinic concludes on Sunday evening, the 4th.
    Plan your departure for Monday, February 5 or Monday, March 5…
    Or arrive early and stay forever!
    Your 30 day Club Membership allows you access to the boats on weekdays.

    Accommodations*
    A variety of accommodations are available.
    One option is VRBO.com (Vacation Rental By Owner) at the Anchorage condos or other condos near the St Thomas Yacht Club (6224 Yacht Club Rd, St Thomas USVI).

    Paradise Cove:
    Paradise Cove offers condos and cottages on Nazareth Bay - a convenient 3 minute drive to the Yacht Club.
    www.paradisecovevirginislands.com
    or call: 340 715 2683

    Secret Harbour Beach Resort
    Secret Harbour is also just 3 minutes from STYC.
    800.524.2250 or +1 340-775-6550 ext 282
    http://www.secretharbourvi.com/

    Elysian Beach Resort
    6800 Estate Nazareth, St. Thomas, VI 00802
    Resort: 340-775-1000
    Reservations: 1-866-323-3087
    https://www.extraholidays.com/st-thomas-us-virgin-islands/elysian-beach-resort.aspx

    If you prefer a full service hotel, the Ritz Carlton is nearby.
    The Ritz Carlton
    +1 340-775-3333
    http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/StThomas/Default.htm

    * We do not have any affiliation to the listed accommodations and cannot vouch for them or guarantee availability. Many other choices are available on the east end of St Thomas.

    Fee: $1850/ person
    Registration Now, Risk Free. 
    Registration is now open.  You can pay a deposit now with balance due by December 1; or pay in full. Either way, there is no penalty and a full refund if you cancel prior to October 31.
    February Clinic Registration (Jan 31–Feb 4)
    March Clinic Registration (Feb 28–Mar 4)

    Questions? Contact Us:
    Bill.Gladstone@NorthSails.com
    Francine.Wainer@NorthSails.com
    203 245-0727