SB20 Match Racing Clinic in Miami

SB20 Match Racing Clinic in Miami

Dave Perry and LaserPerformance team up to hold two exciting SB3 match racing clinics in Miami this winter

This winter Miami will be the hottest place for sailors looking to hone their sailing and match racing skills.  When US SAILING selected the Laser SB3 as the approved equipment for US SAILING’s 2009 Rolex Miami OCR event, LaserPerformance teamed up with Dave Perry to organize two match racing clinics surrounding the event.  The Clinics will be held in the same Laser SB3’s as used in the OCR. The first Clinic is January 21-23, 2009 for women sailors; and the second is February 2-4, open to all advanced sailors.

The focus of the Women’s Clinic will be on advanced match racing. Dave Perry will cover the tactics, rules, umpire calls, strategies and techniques for the pre-start, upwind and downwind legs, and mark roundings. He will also cover how to burn a penalty, and regatta strategies for winning an event.  The Clinic will immediately precede the 2009 US Sailing Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta, and is open to all women, all nations.

The Open Advanced Sailors Clinic is for advanced sailors, who may or may not have any experience with formal match racing, to come learn how to match race, or how to match race better. In almost all fleet races, there are situations where two boats are fighting for the same piece of water, fighting for position in the pre-start or coming into a mark. Knowing the fundamentals of match racing makes it easier to win those one-on-one battles, whether you are a skipper or crew.

Often the last race of a regatta, whether a Medal Race or not, will come down to one boat attacking another, and knowing how to match race will help whether you are doing the attacking or being attacked.  In this clinic, Dave Perry will cover the topics in the Women’s Clinic plus how to get more involved in formal match racing, the event schedule, and how to get a world ranking.  This clinic is open to all experienced sailors.

To learn more or register for one or both clinics please visit the SailLaser Miami page at For questions: +1-305-285-3442 or

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