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.
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?
- Top level coaching
- All meals and dinners
- All housing
- High quality swag
- Beautiful venue
- Security Deposit $250
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.