Clinics and Major Regattas for Junior & Youth Sailors
For a more complete list of major clinics and national and international regattas, visit our calendar of major events for junior racers
Try It Out Clinics
Try It Out clinics are designed for young sailors who are interested in sailing a high performance boat but want to “try it out” first. It is designed to be a first step only – a toe in the water.
Skippers and crews learn the skills specific to each position. There is a lecture component to discuss physical characteristics of successful sailors in these boats, the opportunities available within the class and within the Olympic Development pathway specific to each of these boats. There is not a competitive component to the clinic. The goals are to learn and have fun learning how to sail a new boat. At the conclusion of the clinic, interested sailors are provided a general road map for continuing to pursue training and competition in these classes, including a draft regatta and clinic schedule, contacts within the fleet, providers of boats for sale and charter, and other resources available. Joining the class association is highly recommended.