• MATCH RACING CLINICS


    As part of a world wide promotion of match racing, North U is organizing a series of Clinics and Clinegattas (a clinic folllowed by a regatta with coaching) which are intended to introduce racing sailors to the thrills, skills and techniques of match racing.

    Clinic Curriculum

    The Match Racing Clinic Curriculum was created by Dave Perry and Liz Baylis with assistance from North U. Two formats are available: A full 3 day format, or a 2 plus format (one evening followed by 2 full days).

    You’ll learn about dial ups, circling, lead / push, the hook, the shift right and many other match racing tactics during shoreside sessions, and then head out on the water to do them. On the water sessions include a series of drills, exercises, practice starts and races designed to emphasize the development of match racing knowhow.

    Sign Up as One or as a Team

    The clinics are open to men and women. You can sign up as a team or individually.

    Schedules and Fees

    As clinics are scheduled for 2015, they will be listed on this page.  Contact us if there’s nothing in your area. Fees and format vary by location.

    Host A Match Racing Clinic

    Clinics are currently being scheduled. Click here to download a PDF on how your club or fleet can host a Match Racing Clinic.

    More clinic dates and locations are still being added, please check back frequently.

    Upcoming 2015 Clinics

    Great Lakes International Championship

    Coaches can come for free. For more information or to register, go to:

    January 23-25, 2015 - Kemah, Texas
    North U Youth Match Racing Clinic (geared to high school and college sailors).
    Texas Corinthian Yacht Club, Kemah, Texas (between Houston and Galveston) - Boats: Sonars; $50 a person for Dave Perry coaching including video debriefs, use of boats, dinner and all course materials. Coaches can come free. Contact Stewart Masterson for more info: fleetcaptain@tcyc.org

    February 14-15, 2015 - Corona del Mar, California
    North U S.O.D.A. Varsity Match Racing Clinic (geared to experienced high school and college sailors). Balboa Yacht Club, Corona del Mar, California (between Los Angeles and San Diego) – Governor’s Cup 21’s. $75 a person for Dave Perry coaching including video debriefs, use of boats, dinner and all course materials. Coaches can come free. For more information or to register,
    go to: Balboa Yacht Club-NorthU

    March 20-22, 2015 - San Diego, California
    North U S.O.D.A. Youth Match Racing Clinic (geared primarily to high school sailors). San Diego Yacht Club - J/22's. $75 a person for Dave Perry coaching including video debriefs, use of boats, dinner and all course materials. Coaches can come free. For more information or to register, contact Jared Wohlgemuth:jared@sdyc.org

    April 17-19, 2015 - New Orleans, Louisiana
    North U Youth Match Racing Clinic (geared to high school and college sailors). Southern Yacht Club – Flying Scots. $50 a person for Dave Perry coaching including video debriefs, use of boats, dinner and all course materials. Coaches can come free. For more information contact Holly Murray: holly@southernyachtclub.org

    May 15-17, 2015 - Annapolis, Maryland
    North U Youth Match Racing Clinic (geared to high school and college sailors). Annapolis Yacht Club - J/22's. $50 a person for coaching including video debriefs, use of boats, dinner and all course materials. There is a cap, so sign up now! Coaches can come free.
    For more information or to sign up, contact Dillon Paiva: Dpaiva@annapolisyc.org
    Instructor Liz Baylis

    May 30, 2015 - Connecticut
    North U Welcome to Match Racing clinic
    Riverside Yacht Club – Ideal 18’s. Dave Perry - coach. For more information, contact Dave Perry: davperry@optonline.net

    May 31, 2015 - New York
    North U Welcome to Match Racing clinic
    Sea Cliff Yacht Club – Ideal 18’s. Dave Perry - coach. For more information, contact Jim Arnemann: jimarnemann@verizon.net

    June 5-7, 2015 - Dillon, CO
    North U Match Racing clinic
    Dillon Yacht ClubJ22's. Bill Gladstone - coach. For more information,
    contact Bill Gladstone

    June 17-21, 2015 - Corona del Mar, California
    Balboa Yacht Club – Governor’s Cup 21’s. U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship for the Rose Cup. Two days of Dave Perry Clinic; three days of Grade 3 racing. To be invited to the Rose Cup, competitors must be at least 16 but not 21 in 2015. Requests for Invitations sent by April 15 will get preference. For more information or to request and invitation, go to the event site after January 15, 2015.  US Sailing > Racing>Championships

    June 23-26, 2015 - Chicago, Illinois
    North U Youth Match Racing Clinic & Regatta (geared to high school and college sailors). Co-hosted by the Chicago Match Race Center & the Chicago Yacht Club - Tom 28's. Three days of clinic with Dave Perry coaching; one day regatta. For more information or to sign up, contact: Maggie@chicagomatchrace.com

    June 27, 2015 - Larchmont, New York
    North U Advanced Match Racing Clinic & Taylor Trophy prep
    This is for competitors participating in the Taylor Trophy championship
    Larchmont Yacht Club – Ideal 18’s. Dave Perry, coach. For more information, contact Dave Perry: davperry@optonline.net


    September 11-13, 2015 - Jensen Beach, FL
    North U Introduction to Match Racing Clinic at US Sailing Center - Martin County - Boats: Flying Scots; non-spinnaker; $60 a person for coaching including video debriefs, use of boats, dinner and all course materials. Bill Gladstone, coach. Space is limited, so sign up now as a skipper or crew at regattanetwork.com For questions, contact Sailing Director Joey Mello: joeymello@usscmc.org

    Clinics Recently Held:

    11/14-11/16/14  Sarasota Sailing Squadron & Sarasota Youth Sailing
                                 Welcome to Match Racing

    <> 11/08-11/09/14  Cocoa - Clinigatta
    <> 09/11-09/14/14  Newport Boat Show - Welcome to Match Racing
    <> 07/05/14            Larchmont Yachtg Club - Pre Taylor Trophy Clinic
    <> 06/24-06/27/14  Chicago Match Race Center - North U Youth Match
                                   Racing Clinic & Regatta
    <> 06/18-06/22/14  Oakcliff Sailing Center - The Rose Cup
    <> 06/12-06/15/14  Rochester Yacht Club Great Lakes International
                                   Championship - North U Varsity Match Racing Clinic
    <> 05/30-06/01/14  Annapolis Yacht Club Youth Match Racing Clinic
    <> 05/30-06/01/14  Carter Lake Sailing Club - Welcome to Match Racing
    <> 04/25-04/27/14  Birmingham Sailing Club - Welcome to Match Racing
    <> 04/25-04/27/14 (Chesapeake Bay) - Downtown Sailing Center &
                                   Annapolis Match Race Center - North U Match Racing
                                   Clinegatta
    <> 03/21-03/23/14  San Diego Yacht Club North U Varsity MR Clinic
    <> 02/21-02/23/14  Titusville, Florida  North U Varsity MR Clinic

    2013:
    <> 08/08-08/11/13  Annapolis Varsity (Advanced) MR Clinic
    <> 08/08-08/11/13  Oyster Bay Youth MR Clinic
    <> 06/19-06/21/13  Sail Sheboygan Rose Cup Clinic
    <> 06/12-06/13/13  Rochester Varsity MR Clinic
    <> 05/31-06/02/13  San Diego Youth MR Clinic
    <> 05/18/13            Sag Harbor Welcome to MR Clinic
    <> 12/28-12/03/12  San Diego Varsity MR Clinic
    <> 10/05-10/07/12  St. Petersburg Welcome to MR Clinic
    <> 09/21-09/23/12  Annapolis Welcome to MR Clinic
    <> 09/14-09/16/12  Fort Worth Varsity MR Clinic
    <> 07/05-07/08/12  Oyster Bay Youth MR Clinic
    <> 06/13-06/14/12  Rochester Advanced MR Clinic
    <> 06/01-06/03/12  San Diego Youth MR Clinic
    <> 04/27-04/29/12  Sail Newport Welcome to MR Clinic