• 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 TBA

    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 11-14, 2015 - Buffalo, New York

    North U Advanced Match Racing Clinic
    Buffalo Yacht Club,  – J/22’s
    two days of clinic; two days of Grade 3 racing. For more information or to request an invitation, contact Tim Hunt: timhunt@jwhcorp.com
    Instructor TBA

    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

    Clinics Recently Held:


    November 14-16, 2014

    Sarasota Sailing Squadron & Sarasota Youth Sailing - Welcome to Match Racing
    November 8-9, 2014
    Cocoa - Clinigatta
    September 11-14, 2014
    Newport Boat Show - Welcome to Match Racing
    July 5, 2014
    Larchmont Yachtg Club - Pre Taylor Trophy Clinic
    June 24-27, 2014
    Chicago Match Race Center - North U Youth Match Racing Clinic & Regatta
    June 18-22, 2014
    Oakcliff Sailing Center - The Rose Cup
    June 12-15, 2014
    Rochester Yacht Club Great Lakes International Championship
    North U Varsity Match Racing Clinic
    May 30-June 1, 2014
    Annapolis Yacht Club Youth Match Racing Clinic
    May 30-June 1, 2014
    Carter Lake Sailing Club - Welcome to Match Racing
    April 25-27, 2014
    Birmingham Sailing Club - Welcome to Match Racing
    April 25-27, 2014 (Chesapeake Bay)
    Downtown Sailing Center & Annapolis Match Race Center
    North U Match Racing Clinegatta
    March 21-23, 2014
    San Diego Yacht Club  North U Varsity Match Racing Clinic
    February 21-23, 2014
    Titusville, Florida  North U Varsity Match Racing Clinic
    <> 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