JSA of LIS Preseason Clinic at Stamford YC June 22-23 2019
27 sailors enhanced their skills during last year's clinic
The 2019 JSA of LIS Preseason Clinic for Club 420s, RS Fevas, and Lasers (standard and radial rigs) will be held at Stamford Yacht Club during two days on June 22 to 23.
The clinic will have sections for sailors who are:
– Developing their skills after moving to Club 420s, Fevas and Lasers from other boat types
– Planning to compete at the Law Trophy regatta in early July
– Striving to succeed at JSA’s Club 420, Feva and Laser champs in August
Parents of boat skippers may register for the clinic directly with JSA at this link. The event is bring-your-own-boat. Clubs may assist by encouraging their sailors and parents to register for the clinic, and also by arranging use of a club boat at the clinic for sailors who do not own a boat. Clinic fee per boat is $150 for singlehanded and $300 for doublehanded. Housing is not provided, but we will try to arrange with other sailors in the clinic if requested.
The Oyster Bay Sailing Foundation and the JSA of LIS have been teaming up for over twenty 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.
Questions about the clinic may be directed to the JSA Office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-834-4202.
Meet the Coaches – leading the clinic are four experienced 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.
– Ben Mohney, Assistant Coach at Hobart & William Smith Colleges. In his first two years at HWS, Ben has guided the HWS Sailing Team to four top 4 finishes at the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association’s national championships. Previously, Mohney honed his coaching skills in Iceland for two summers serving as the program director and head racing instructor at the Brokey Yacht Club in Reykjavik where he organized and ran both adult and junior nationals and coached the Optimist, Laser and 29er race teams. He also collaborated with other instructors and programs to create an effective Olympic development program.
– Henry Millette, Head Coach for Indian Harbor Yacht Club, Greenwich High School Sailing Team, as well as the Coaches’ Rep for US Feva Class. His coaching highlights in recent years include a fifth place finish by his sailors at the 2018 Feva North Americans, a win at the 2017 JSA White Fleet Opti Champs, and a 6th place (top public high school) finish by his GHS team the 2019 New England Team Racing Championship. Henry has coached at every RS Feva North American and JSA Feva Championship since the start of the class in the U.S. He is a competitive and fun-loving coach who is excited to instill those values in Feva sailors.
– Bailey Carter, 2019 graduate of Hobart & William Smith Colleges, is a two-time Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing’s Women’s Sailor of the Year. She is also a four-time All-MAISA Skipper and was named an ICSA All-American Women’s Skipper for the second straight year.