JSA of LIS Racing Clinic at Stamford YC June 24-25 2017
The 2017 JSA of LIS Racing Clinic for C420s, Lasers and Radials will be held at Stamford Yacht Club for two days on June 24 to 25.
Sailors will learn from experts, enhance racing skills and gain advice at the start of the summer sailing season. JSA’s clinic features college sailing coaches and champions, who have competed in the Olympics, national intercollegiate, and international championships.
The clinic will have sections for sailors who are:
– Developing their skills after moving to Lasers or C420s from other boat types
– Planning to compete at the Law Trophy regatta, which follows this clinic.
– Striving to qualify for JSA’s Laser or C420 champs in August
Parents of juniors may register in advance with the JSA using this link. Clubs may assist by encouraging their sailors and parents to register directly with the JSA.
The Oyster Bay Sailing Foundation and the JSA of LIS have been teaming up for over 20 years to sponsor this clinic to prepare talented sailors for the summer season and beyond. Programming will consist of conditioning, on-the-water drills, and interactive discussions about boat speed, tactics, and rules. The JSA has recruited a great group of coaches who will bring their enthusiasm, knowledge, and racing experience to lead this year’s clinic in Lasers (standard and radial rigs) and Club 420s. Participation is open on a first come, first serve basis to those want to enhance their racing skills. The event is bring-your-own-boat. Housing is not provided, but if requested we will try to arrange with other clinic participants. Sailors should be 14 years old by end of this year. Clinic fee is $130 per sailor.
Questions about the clinic may be directed to the JSA Office: email@example.com or 914-834-4202.
Meet the Coaches – returning to lead the clinic are two college coaches:
– Stan Schreyer, head coach of the Boston University sailing team. As a BU senior Stan helped win the 1999 Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association national championship. Stan was also named All-American Skipper and College Sailing Sportsman of the Year. He coaches his sailors on boat handling, strength training, racing tactics, and understanding wind patterns. Stan has coached the Danish Olympic Sailing Team for the Laser Radials, sailed in the Extreme 40 Grand Prix circuit from 2005-2008, was a member of the US Sailing Team from 2002-2004 and the U.S. Olympic Team in 2004 in the Tornado.
– Morgan Collins, assistant coach at the SUNY Maritime College. She began her sailing career in the Optimist class, and was a three-year member of the Optimist National Team and International teams. As a junior sailor, she competed in national championships in the Laser Radial and 420. In college, Morgan sailed for Old Dominion University. Highlights of her college sailing career include a 5th place finish at ICSA Women’s Singlehanded Nationals and 3rd place at ICSA Women’s Dinghy Nationals. Morgan qualified for the ICSA Women’s Singlehanded Nationals in Laser Radials all 4 years of her college sailing career. After college, Morgan coached at yacht clubs such as Annapolis Yacht Club and Lauderdale Yacht Club.
Assisting at the clinic will be Will Logue, a skipper on the Georgetown University Varsity Sailing Team. He was recently named 2016-2017 Second Team All MAISA Coed Skipper and helped his team gain third place at the 2017 College Sailing Team Race National Championship. Will was a former JSA sailor, club sailing instructor, LISOT team member, and Team USA member for various International Optimist events and International 420 events. In 2015 he won the US Youth Championship – I420, and also was the first American in 28 years to win the World Sailing Youth World Championship – I420.
Parents of juniors may register directly with JSA using this link.