29er Midwinters East
Jan
1
to Jan 2

29er Midwinters East

29er Midwinters East Coaching
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Where: Miami, Florida
When: January 1-2
Regatta Coaching Cost: $300/day
Coaching Registration Deadline: December 1st

Description: The 29er Midwinters East will compliment the Open Orange Bowl this year, providing an opportunity to extend the Miami racing season for a few more days and get the most out of your trip to Florida.  Miami is the best place in the world for winter sailing, so be sure to make your plans soon!  The 29er High Performance team will be organizing a group for this event that is open to any interested competitors.  If you are interested in joining our group, please be sure to register by coaching registration deadline of December 1st.

Likely Coaches: Willie McBride, Dane Wilson, and others

Travel:
Closest airport is the Miami International Airport (MIA), with the Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) about an hour north.

Lodging:
There are a number of hotels in close proximity to the CGSC, including theMutiny Hotel and the Sonesta (both directly across the street).  In addition, there are often rental houses available nearby, on Craigslist, VRBO and AirBnB which can be good options for teams who can get a large group together.

Local Knowledge:
John Papadopoulos will be towing a large trailer from California to Miami for the Orange Bowl.  To reserve a spot with John, e mail him at jakp@mindspring.com.
Boats will be available for charter from Zim Sailing

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Open Orange Bowl Regatta
Dec
27
to Dec 30

Open Orange Bowl Regatta

Where: Coconut Grove Sailing Club
When: December 27-30
Regatta Coaching Cost: $250/day + expenses - Invitation Only

Description: The Open Orange Bowl is the pinnacle event of the winter season, drawing teams from around the world.  Miami is the best place in the world for winter sailing, so be sure to make your plans soon!  The 29er High Performance team will be organizing a group for this event, so if you are interested in getting involved, send us an e mail at 29erhighperformance@gmail.com.

Travel:
Closest airport is the Miami International Airport (MIA), with the Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) about an hour north.

Lodging:
There are a number of hotels in close proximity to the CGSC, including the Mutiny Hotel and the Sonesta (both directly across the street).  In addition, there are often rental houses available nearby, on Craigslist, VRBO and AirBnB which can be good options for teams who can get a large group together.

Local Knowledge:
John Papadopoulos will be towing a large trailer from California to Miami for the Orange Bowl.  To reserve a spot with John, e mail him at jakp@mindspring.com.
Boats will be available for charter from Zim Sailing

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Hamlin #2
Nov
21
to Nov 22

Hamlin #2

  • Alamitos Bay Yacht Club (map)
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Hamlin #2 Regatta Coaching
350.00
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Where: Alamitos Bay Yacht Club
When: November 21-22
Cost: $250/team for the weekend

Description: The Hamlin Series is currently the premiere, regional 29er series in the country, consisting of four events between October and May.  The second event will be a two day regatta hosted by ABYC in conjunction with the Turkey Day Regatta.  For this regatta, the 29er High Performance Race Team will be capped at 4 boats per coach to ensure the best coach to sailor ratio, and will be by invitation only.  All sailors are invited to attend a Saturday night, round table discussion before turkey dinner!

Possible Coaches:
Dane Wilson, Riley Gibbs and possibly others

Travel:
Closest major airports are the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and John Wayne Airport (SNA).  LAX is about 45 minutes North, while SNA is about 45 minutes to an hour South.  The Long Beach Airport (LGB) is 15 minutes from ABYC, but is much smaller.

Lodging:
Housing may be available if arranged in advance.  E mail 29erhighperformance@gmail.com to inquire about housing with a local family.

Local Knowledge:
The Turkey Day Regatta features racing in many different classes, and the Yacht Club fills up quickly, so plan on arriving before 9:00 for any hope of parking near the club.  Saturday night, the club holds a big Turkey dinner for all competitors.  

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J70 Clinic - Santa Barbara
Nov
14
to Nov 15

J70 Clinic - Santa Barbara

J70 Clinic - Santa Barbara
400.00
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Where: Santa Barbara Yacht Club
When: November 14-15
Cost: $400/team for the weekend
Registration Deadline: 12:00pm Sunday, November 1st

Description: With the explosion of sport boats, and in particular J70s in the last few years, there has been a rush to learn a new set of skills ranging from asymmetric angles and tactics, to boat handling in a light weight keel boat.  This clinic will feature lots of one on one attention with a team-to-coach ratio of no more than 5:1, and will use video footage to help teams optimize their crew work in the boat.  Debrief topics and drills will be tailored to each individual team, but the preliminary plan is to focus on boat handling on Saturday, and apply that boat handling to racing tactics and execution on Sunday.  A post-clinic debrief will be sent out with video, photos and written discussion of the weekend.

Possible Coaches:
Willie McBride, and possibly others depending on the number of signups.

Travel:
Santa Barbara Harbor is 15 minutes south from the Santa Barbara Airport (SBA), or 1.5 hours north of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  The Santa Barbara Airbus (www.sbairbus.com) connects from LAX to Santa Barbara in about 2.5 hours.

Lodging:
West Beach Inn is the closest hotel, directly across the street from the harbor, but several other (often less expensive) options are available in close proximity.  Lots of good airBnB options are available for rent, but no matter where you stay, be sure to book early!

Local Knowledge:
Best quick food at the harbor: On The Alley
Parking: Cost is about $12 per day to park in the city lot, and you can't go in and out, so if you don't have a trailer, park across the street from the launch ramp on Bath Street.

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Hamlin #1 and Clinic
Oct
31
to Nov 1

Hamlin #1 and Clinic

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Where: Alamitos Bay Yacht Club
When: October 31 - November 1
Cost: $250/team for the weekend, $100 for Sunday (clinic) only

Description: The Hamlin Series is currently the premiere, regional 29er series in the country, consisting of four events between October and May.  The first event will be a single day regatta hosted by ABYC, which we will follow up with a one day clinic on Sunday.  For this regatta, the 29er High Performance Race Team will be capped at 4 boats per coach to ensure the best coach to sailor ratio.  The 29er High Performance Race Team will be selected by invitation, however, the Sunday clinic will be open with prior registration.

Possible Coaches:
Willie McBride, Dane Wilson, and possibly others

Travel:
Closest major airports are the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and John Wayne Airport (SNA).  LAX is about 45 minutes North, while SNA is about 45 minutes to an hour South.  The Long Beach Airport (LGB) is 15 minutes from ABYC, but is much smaller.

Lodging:
Housing may be available if arranged in advance.  E mail 29erhighperformance@gmail.com to inquire about housing with a local family.

Local Knowledge:

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Fall Tune Up Clinic
Oct
17
to Oct 18

Fall Tune Up Clinic

  • Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club (map)
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Where: Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club
When: October 17-18
Cost: $250/team for the weekend
Registration Deadline: Oct. 7

Description: This event is an open RSVP event.  Our goal will be to have as many coaches on the water as possible (hence the higher price tag) to provide maximum support in the (hopefully) breezy conditions.  With lots of personal attention for all teams, this will be a great way to tune up for the start of the Hamlin Series.  To reserve a spot, please RSVP by sending an e mail with the subject: "Fall Tune Up RSVP" to 29erhighperformance@gmail.com.  Registration will be open online shortly.

Important note: Please do not park in the Yacht Club parking lot!  Instead, there is a parking area next to the boat yard, which is closer to where we will be based, and will be available for all guests to park in.

Possible Coaches:
Willie McBride, Dane Wilson, and possibly others

Travel:
Closest airport is the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which is about 30 mintues north.  We will be driving down from Santa Barbara on Friday, and may be able to help coordinate transport for sailors from LAX to the venue, and/or housing if arranged in advance.

Lodging:
Closest hotel is the San Pedro Doubletree by Hilton, though there are many other hotels in the not-too-distant area.  

Local Knowledge:
Limited trailer parking is available near the CBYC boat yard.  Please contact us to let us know that you plan to leave a trailer in the boat yard, and bring a tongue lock to lock the trailer up overnight.

Please do not park in the Yacht Club parking lot.  Instead, there is a parking area next to the boat yard, which will be available for all guests to park in.

Venue:
Cabrillo Beach is known as "Hurricane Gulch" for generally having the strongest wind in Southern California.  Wind in Cabrillo is generally a sea breeze, generated when inland deserts heat up, so the breeze is best from June to September.  We're hoping that the gulch will deliver for a last hurrah in October!

With El Nino conditions in full force, we could be in for some strange weather, so be sure to check the weather report before the weekend to figure out what gear to pack.

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US Sailing ODP Camp, Miami
Oct
10
to Oct 12

US Sailing ODP Camp, Miami

Where: Miami Yacht Club
When: October 10-12
Cost: Free with RSVP

Description: This event is an open RSVP event.  To RSVP, please contact US Sailing ODP Director, Richard Feeny (richard.feeny@gmail.com).

Travel:
Closest airport is the Miami International Airport (MIA), with the Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) about an hour north.  Uber from Miami to the Maimi Yacht Club is much less expensive than a taxi (~$40 vs. $80).

Lodging:

Local Knowledge:
Boats may be available for borrow or charter upon qualified request.  For more information on boat usage, contact US Sailing Youth Development Director, Leandro Spina at spinaleandro@gmail.com.

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National 29er Development Clinic
Sep
12
to Sep 13

National 29er Development Clinic

  • Santa Barbara Harbor Launch Ramp (map)
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Where: Santa Barbara Harbor Launch Ramp
When: September 12-13
Cost: $70/person for the weekend

Description: This event is by invitation only, and will focus on raising the top level of 29er sailing in the United States.

Travel:
Santa Barbara Harbor is 15 minutes south from the Santa Barbara Airport (SBA), or 1.5 hours north of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  The Santa Barbara Airbus (www.sbairbus.com) connects from LAX to Santa Barbara in about 2.5 hours.

Lodging:
West Beach Inn is the closest hotel, directly across the street from the harbor, but several other (often less expensive) options are available in close proximity.  Lots of good airBnB options are available for rent, but no matter where you stay, be sure to book early!

Local Knowledge:
Best quick food at the harbor: On The Alley
Parking: Cost is about $12 per day to park in the city lot, and you can't go in and out, so if you don't have a trailer, park across the street from the launch ramp on Bath Street.

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US Sailing ODP Camp
May
23
to May 25

US Sailing ODP Camp

  • Alamitos bay yacht club (map)
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Location: ABYC, Long Beach, California

Saturday, May 23

0900-1000 Arrive; Rig (masts up, kite rigged and sails ready) 
1000-1015 Warm up, & stretch.
1030-1230  • All ODP Presentation by Fuzz,  • Group 1: Willie Chalk talks (Group 1 people has already seen sail controls talk).    • Group 2: Sail controls by Fuzz, Classroom & on land.
1230-1300 lunch
1300-1600 On the water drills • Warm up – Rudderless sailing & circles around the buoys on the way out • Boat set up – Inside the wall • Tuning – Inside & Outside the wall • Moding – Outside the wall • Downwind – Outside the wall • Starting/Racing – Set up by the entrance (Focus on Strategy) 6 races (Minimum of 4 races)
1600-1700 Debrief.  


Sunday, May 24

0900-0915 Arrive; 
0915-0930  Warm up, & stretch.
1000-1230  • All Module 1: Tactics & Strategy by Fuzz,  • Group 2: Willie Chalk talk 
1230-1300  lunch
1300-1600  On the water drills • Warm up – Rudderless sailing & circles around the buoys on the way out • Boat set up – Inside the wall • Starting/Racing – Set up by the entrance (Focus on Strategy) 12 races (Minimum of 6 races)
1600-1700  Debrief.
1700  Coaches Grade sailors for Level 2


Monday, May 25

0900-0915  Arrive; 
0915-0930  Warm up, & stretch.
1000-1230  • All Module 2: Principles by Fuzz,  • All: Willie Chalk talk 
12:00 Fuzz leaves by chase boat
1230-1300  lunch
1300-1600  On the water drills • Warm up – Rudderless sailing & circles around the buoys on the way out • Boat set up – Inside the wall • Starting/Racing – Set up by the entrance (Focus on Principles) 12 races (Minimum of 6 races)
1600-1700  Debrief.
1700  Coach Grade sailors for Level 3

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Jun
29
to Aug 3

29er BootCamp

Back by popular demand, Willie and Dane will be leading the third annual 2014 29er BootCamp in Southern California.  This event is targeted towards sailors who are looking to take big steps in their game to prepare for summer events, whether at the Worlds in Canada, or the Junior Olympics in San Diego.  More information will be available shortly, including registration, but mark your calendars!

Location: TBD

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