CISA Advanced Racing Clinic began in 1978. It will be held this year from March 19-21 at ABYC in Long Beach, California, with the goal of teaching the nation’s best youth sailors how to do it better. Sailors must apply to attend. The clinic has a long tradition of great coaches and legendary sailing and this year is no exception. The 2022 CISA Coaching Staff will be unique, with a mix of veteran perspectives and new, young energy.
Alamitos Bay Yacht Club is perfect for a classroom setting with ocean access. Athletes participating in the clinic will get first hand experience sailing the 2028 Olympic Sailing venue and local knowledge from some of the foremost expert coaches in their classes before the Youth Worlds Qualifier Regattas to be held the following weekend out of ABYC and Marina Del Rey YC. Sailors will experience a variety of conditions with lighter air and flat water most mornings, and building breeze and waves most afternoons.
- ODP Midwinters West @ ABYC | March 25-27 | i420, 29er, IQ Foil, Kites
- Laser Midwinters West @ Marina Del Rey | March 24-27
Improve Boat-speed, Boat-handling, Starting Skills, Tactics/Strategy, Rules Comprehension, and Regatta Mindset. The three day program will consist of lectures and on-the-water drills. Coaches will utilize the latest technology in addition to daily video footage, archival footage, chalk talks, land demos and on-the-water exercises. The clinic will conclude with a one day regatta.
Application Deadline: February 24th
Acceptance Notification: March 1
Link to Application/Registration: https://theclubspot.com/regatta/irK51XpUI6
Cost per sailor is $500 and covers 3 days of coaching, food, and housing if needed. It is a full day program from approximately 8am-8pm daily. All participants must supply their own boats. There may be charter boats available (no guarantees). You will be charged a $25 application fee upon submission. If accepted, that $25 will be applied to your entry fee.
Coaching (as of 1/26/22)
ILCA 6: Maru Urban, Rosie Chapman, Steve Michell
29er: Willie McBride, Nate Houseberg, Paris Henken
I420: Dave Ullman, Jonathan Mckee
Nacra 15: Pete Melvin, Jay Glaser, Pease Glaser
IQ Foil: TBD
Kite: Markus Edegran
Floater: Quinn Wilson
Promotional Video featuring Willie McBride –