JSA of LIS Performance Clinic at Stamford YC June 23-24 2018
The 2018 JSA of LIS Performance Clinic for Club 420s, RS Fevas, and Lasers (standard and radial rigs) will be held at Stamford Yacht Club during two days on June 23 to 24.
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 C420s, Fevas and Lasers from other boat types
– Planning to compete at the Law Trophy regatta on July 2-3
– Striving to succeed at JSA’s C420, 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 $130 for singlehanded and $260 for doublehanded. Housing is not provided, but we will try to arrange if requested early.
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. Participation is open on a first come, first serve basis to those want to enhance their boat performance skills.
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 three 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 Old Dominion University. 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.
– Chris Lash, Assistant Coach of the Boston University sailing team. Chris was a member of the College of Charleston sailing team through 2008, where he was named All-American twice, and was a team racing national champion. He has been coaching at Boston University since 2016.
Assisting at the clinic will be Hobi Lew. As a junior sailor he competed locally, regionally and nationally as a C420 crew. Now a member of the sailing team at Santa Clara University, Hobi coached the Feva sailors at American Yacht Club during 2017. He has always loved to tinker and experiment – and that came in handy when he would test different Feva settings and play with the boat to understand it, so he could teach it. His Feva sailors, some of who were reluctant at first, ended up having a blast and competing in various regional and national regattas – they achieved 1st place at Feva North American Champs, and 1st, 4th & 6th at JSA Feva Champs.
Parents of juniors may register directly with JSA using this link.