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All applicants must fill out the online registration form and complete a Registration/Application Form.
Director: Ben Glass
Ben Glass is Head Coach of the Seattle Yacht Club Racing Team and was recognized by US Sailing as the Developmental Coach of the Year for 2007. A product of Northwest Youth Racing himself, Ben is an accomplished skiff sailor and match racer who has coached at all levels of the sport from junior sailing programs to the US Olympic Team Trials.
Coach: Luke LawrenceLuke Lawrence is the 2010 Finn Junior World Champion and coach of the Laser program at Lauderdale Yacht Club in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is a two- time Orange Bowl Champion and was the silver medalist in the Laser at 2008 ISAF Youth Worlds. In addition to his coaching duties, Luke is currently training for the 2012 Olympic Games in the Finn dinghy. He is looking forward to sharing world class Laser techniques and tactical knowledge with all the WIND participants and promises “an intense amount of fun and learning for everyone!”
2011 WIND Youth Clinic
"Creating Future Generations of Champions"
July 12-14, 2011
WIND Youth Clinic is a comprehensive training clinic for young sailors ages 13-18 interested in developing the skills to compete at a high level. Participation is open to Laser, Laser Radial, and Laser 4.7 sailors. Coached by an accomplished staff of champion sailors, this immersion program will focus on performance sail trim, tactics and boat-handling in classroom and on-the-water sessions. Coaches will also familiarize sailors with the ins and outs of pursuing a National or Olympic campaign, including time and money management, travel and personal commitment.
All clinic applicants are required to submit a sailing resume with registration. Coaches will review all resumes and tailor the event to the ability of the participants.
WIND Clinic participants are invited to stick around and sail the following weekend in the annual WIND/Northwest Youth Racing Circuit Regatta, also hosted by CGRA (separate registration).
Please note: All youth sailors must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone.
The clinic is held in the Marine Park at Cascade Locks, Oregon, in the heart of the famous Columbia River Gorge. Cascade Locks presents a spectacular venue with steady winds, warm conditions, and plenty to do on and off the water. Families can enjoy hiking, biking, windsurfing, golf, or they can tour the towns in the area. Accommodations of all sorts are available, including camping within walking distance, or plenty of comfortable hotels. The Gorge is truly a great adventure for all.
Every day will begin at 8 am with calisthenics & stretching at the beach followed by a short chalk talk prior to going on the water for morning drills. We'll take a break around noon for lunch and chalk talk on the beach before returning to the water for another round of drills. We're usually off the water by 4 pm for snacks and a final review before dinner. Come prepared for an intensive sailing and learning experience!
Registration & Fees:
Clinic fee: $350 includes coaching, lunch each day, after-sailing snacks, and Tuesday night barbeque.
Early Registration Discount: Registrations received by June 27th will receive a $25 discount.
To register online: Click Here. Enrollment is limited to 35 sailors, so sign up now!
Charter boats for WIND Youth Clinic and Regatta are available at West Coast Sailing.
Cascade Locks is located in the heart of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, 45 minutes east of Portland International Airport on Interstate 84. Cascade Locks and surrounding communities have a wide range of accommodations from camping to four-star resort hotels (see visitor information).
Columbia Gorge Racing Association
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