North U Intercollegiate Match Racing Clinic by DAVE PERRY

  • 02 Sep 2017
  • 10:00 AM
  • 03 Sep 2017
  • 4:00 PM
  • 1425 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD


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North U Intercollegiate Match Racing Clinic

 September 2-3, 2017

Notice of Clinic

This Clinic will be coached by Dave Perry, Chairman of the US Sailing Match Racing Committee, a coach for the 2009-2012 US Women's Olympic Match Racing effort, and five-time U.S. National Match Racing champion.

Dave will coach the tactics and strategies needed to be competitive and successful in Match Racing on the National level, including the Pre-Start, Upwind and Downwind Tactics, and Killing Penalties. On the water,

Dave will run the sailors through all the scenarios, with on-the- spot feedback, and video replay after sailing. In addition, he will give much instruction and feedback on how to handle and sail a J/22 fast.

Dave will also go over the new rules for match racing (which are the same as the 2016 Test Rules for Match Racing), which will be used at the 2017 ICSA Match Race Nationals, and which create many significant game changes.

TARGET SAILORS: The clinic is for sailors racing on a collegiate sailing team as of the Fall of 2017 who are interested in learning more about match racing in small keelboats, and in raising their sailing skill level.

ICSA rule on Competition Weekends: The ICSA Procedural Rules (PR Appendix A) limits schools to 20 “competition weekends” in the 2017-2018 school year. The ICSA Executive Committee decided, at its May 22, 2017, meeting, that this clinic will be an exception to this rule, as permitted under PR Appendix A1(b)(ix), and therefore it will *not* count as one of a school’s 20 “competition weekends” in 2017-2018.

HOST: The Downtown Sailing Center in Baltimore, Maryland (fly into the Baltimore International Airport (BWI)). The Center’s website with address and directions is below.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TEAMS: The Clinic will be capped at 12 teams. Invitations to the Clinic will be based on a first come – first serve basis. See information on how to request an invitation below. One team per school.

TO REQUEST AN INVITATION: To request an invitation, email Dave Perry (email below). Dave will respond to emails within one week. If you have not heard back from Dave within a week, please assume he did not receive your email, check the correctness of the email address and send it again. If you do not hear back within a couple of days, give him a call. This Clinic is for teams, not individuals.

TEAMS: Teams should be 3 or 4 sailors. There is no weight or gender rule for the clinic, but teams are reminded that the ICSA Match Race Nationals weight is 660 pounds (3 or 4 people), and each team is required to have at least one female on the team. Each participating team’s coach is welcomed as well.

BOATS: The boats used will be J/22’s.

ENTRY FEE: The Clinic fee is $200 per team. This includes the coaching, use of the DSC boats and facility, and the 4th edition of the North U Match Racing Playbook (updated to the new rules).

This can be paid through PayPal on the Downtown Sailing Center website (see below), or a check made out to “The Downtown Sailing Center” can be sent to Stuart Proctor (see information below). Please include a name and email so Stuart can confirm receipt of the check. If you do not receive confirmation from Stuart within a week regarding receipt of the check, please contact Stuart (information below).

Invited teams which have not paid the Clinic fee by August 15, 2017, may be moved to the Waiting List.

Damage deposit: Each team must also provide a separate damage deposit of $500, payable at the Downtown

Sailing Center by check or credit card.


Saturday, Sept 2: 10:00am – 9:00pm

Sunday, Sept 3: 9:00am - 4:00pm

MEALS/WATER: Dinner Saturday evening will be a group dinner (a $10 fee per person will be collected).

Participants are responsible for bringing their own lunches and water.

ACCOMMODATION: Participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodations. The DSC suggests going onto a value site to search hotels near Baltimore. The cheapest places to stay that are still very close to the DSC would be in Glen Burnie, Catonsville, BWI and Inner Harbor/Downtown Baltimore. Also check out the Hostel International Baltimore (probably no parking options except for parking at the DSC and then taking public transit to the hostel)

For More Information:

Stuart Proctor

Downtown Sailing Center at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
1425 Key Highway, Suite 110

Baltimore, MD 21230


Dave Perry 


Downtown Sailing Center at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
1425 Key Highway, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21230
410.727.0722 •

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