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.
Willie McBride, and possibly others depending on the number of signups.
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.
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!
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.