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WIND Youth Clinic
WIND Youth Regattas
Coach: Brett DavisBrett Davis’ specialty is coaching elite-level youths and Olympic-caliber sailors who are highly motivated and goal-oriented. He is known for his patient yet productive and skillful coaching style, which is crucial for developing sailors, both on and off the water. An excellent role model to the young sailors he coaches, he constantly finds lessons in success and motivates athletes back from moments of defeat. Davis makes every race a learning opportunity -- both about sailing and about determination. In 2008, Davis was the coach of the Laser and Laser Radial sailors on the 2008 U.S. Youth Worlds Team, an elite team of sailors aged 18 and under. Under Davis’ coaching, Luke Lawrence (Palm City, Fla.) captured a silver medal in a Laser fleet of 45 boats and Anne Haeger (Lake Forest, Ill.) finished ninth out of 40 Laser Radial boats at the 2008 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Arhus, Denmark. He also coached the US SAILING team that competed in the Laser Radial Youth Words in New Zealand, among many high school, national and international events
Coach: Ben Glass
Ben Glass is Head Coach of the Seattle Yacht Club Racing Team and was recently recognized by US Sailing as the “Developmental Coach of the Year” for 2007. A product of NW 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 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
WIND Youth Clinic & Regatta
"Creating Future Generations of Champions"
July 6-10, 2009
WIND is a comprehensive training clinic for young sailors ages 13-18. 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. In addition our coaches will familiarize sailors with the ins and out of pursuing a National or Olympic campaign including guidance on time, money, travel and personal commitment.
Participants will sail in Lasers, Radials, and 4.7s, and may bring interchangeable rigs for different wind conditions. Charters are available. Participants must also be members of either US Sailing or the Canadian Yachting Association, and must submit a sailing resume before the event. The coaches carefully review each resume, and tailor the event to the ability of the participants. Meals and refreshments are provided for participants and a parent or chaperone must accompany sailors.
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.
How to Register:
Please fill out the WIND Clinic application per the instructions (Click here).
For your application to be considered, all sailors (skipper and crew) must
complete and submit the following items:
Please mail application to be received by June 26, 2009.
Charter boats are available through West Coast Sailing. New charter boats (inc. spars and blades) are available for $150 per day or $550 for a 4-day package (come early, stay late for an extra day of fantastic Gorge sailing!). Some used charter boats may be available (inquire with George at West Coast Sailing if interested).
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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