Welcome to the Neill Advanced Sailing Clinic

Thursday, June 11th to Sunday, June 14th, 2015  

See the Events Schedule for more detailed information on the daily activities for the sailors.

MISSION:

The mission of the Neill Advanced Sailing Clinic is to provide accomplished high school sailors with intense, high quality sailing instruction by top collegiate coaches.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE CLINIC?

Three and a half days of intense, on the water coaching, by successful college coaches followed by personal debrief sessions. This program consists of lectures and on-the-water drills including tactics, strategy, sail trim, boat speed, etc. Coaches utilize video footage, archival footage, chalk talks, land demos and on-the-water exercises. Additionally, our coach to boat ratio is low with one coach for six boats and attendees have the opportunity to work with all of our coaches.

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE PLANNED FOR THE EVENINGS?  (2015 TBA Shortly)

  • THURSDAY:  Casual dinner with coaches discussing all aspects of college sailing with a Q&A session.
  • FRIDAY:  TBA, in past years, attendees  have had the opportunity to learn about and experience match racing on the Tom 28’s at the Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC).
  • SATURDAY:  Banquet with speaker (TBA) at Belmont Station. Previous speakers have all been accomplished members of the competitive sailing world such as Buddy Melges, Bora Gulari, Ken Read, etc.

WHO ARE THE COACHES?

Our clinic has always been coached by some of the nation’s top-ranked and award-winning college coaches. We have had coaches from Stanford, Dartmouth, Yale, Roger Williams, Cornell, College of Charleston,  Georgetown, Old Dominion University, etc.  See our Coaches page for this year’s line-up.

COST?

$645.00  2015 Clinic Fee
$100.00 C420 Charter Fee (you may bring your own boat)
$  50.00 Round Trip Airport Transfer Fee (from O’Hare or Midway)
Included in clinic cost:
  • Top level coaching
  • All meals and dinners
  • All housing
  • High quality swag
  • Beautiful venue
Not included:
  • Security Deposit $250

OTHER INFORMATION:

This clinic is for sailors who have not yet attended college and are at least 13 years of age.

Applications are taken in February and March of each year, and selected sailors are informed in April.