• MATCH RACING CLINICS


    As part of a world wide promotion of match racing, North U is organizing a series of Clinics and Clinegattas (a clinic folllowed by a regatta with coaching) which are intended to introduce racing sailors to the thrills, skills and techniques of match racing.

    Clinic Curriculum

    The Match Racing Clinic Curriculum was created by Dave Perry and Liz Baylis with assistance from North U. Two formats are available: A full 3 day format, or a 2 plus format (one evening followed by 2 full days).

    You’ll learn about dial ups, circling, lead / push, the hook, the shift right and many other match racing tactics during shoreside sessions, and then head out on the water to do them. On the water sessions include a series of drills, exercises, practice starts and races designed to emphasize the development of match racing knowhow.

    Sign Up as One or as a Team

    The clinics are open to men and women. You can sign up as a team or individually.

    Schedules and Fees

    As clinics are scheduled for 2016, they will be listed on this page.  Contact us if there’s nothing in your area. Fees and format vary by location.

    Host A Match Racing Clinic

    Clinics are currently being scheduled. Click here to download a PDF on how your club or fleet can host a Match Racing Clinic.

    More clinic dates and locations are still being added, please check back frequently.

    2016 Clinics

    Coaches can come for free. For more information or to register, go to:

    January 8-10, 2016 - Kemah, Texas
    North U Youth Match Racing Clinic (geared to high school and college sailors).
    Texas Corinthian Yacht Club, Kemah, Texas (between Houston and Galveston) - Sonars
    $75 a person for Dave Perry coaching including video debriefs, use of boats, dinner and all course materials. Coaches can come free. Contact Stewart Masterson for more info: fleetcaptain@tcyc.org

    February 5-7, 2016 - Corona del Mar, California
    North U S.O.D.A. Match Racing Clinic (geared primarily to high school sailors).
    San Diego Yacht Club - J/22's.
    $75 a person for Dave Perry coaching including video debriefs, use of boats, dinner and all course materials. Coaches can come free. For more information or to register, contact Jared Wohlgemuth: jared@sdyc.org


    April 8-10, 2016 - New Orleans, Louisiana

    North U Youth Match Racing Clinic (geared to high school and college sailors).
    Southern Yacht Club – Flying Scots.
    $75 a person for Dave Perry coaching including video debriefs, use of boats, dinner and all course materials. Coaches can come free. For more information contact Holly Murray: holly@southernyachtclub.org

    April 15-17, 2016 - Annapolis, Maryland

    North U Open Match Racing Clinic
    Annapolis Yacht Club – J/22's
    $50 a person for Dave Perry coaching including video debriefs, use of boats, dinner and all course materials. There is a cap, so sign up now! Coaches can come free. For more information or to sign up, contact Charlie Arms: carms@annapolisyc.org

    April 29 - May 1, 2016 - Denver, CO
    North U Open Match Racing Clinic
    Victoria Sailing School, Colorado - J/22's
    For more information, contact Jim Cook: JimC@VictoriaSailingSchool.com

    June 9-10, 2016 - Rochester, New York
    North U Advanced Match Racing Clinic
    Rochester Yacht Club - Sonar's
    Great Lakes International Championship
    Two days of clinic (June 9-10); two days of Grade 3 racing (June 11-12).
    For more information or to request an invitation, contact Doc Sullivan: rsulliv1@rochester.rr.com

    June 15-16, 2016 - Sheboygan, Wisconsin

    Sail Sheboygan and Sheboygan Yacht Club - Elliott 6M's
    U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship for the Rose Cup
    Two days of Dave Perry clinic (June 15-16); three days of Grade 3 racing (June 17-19)
    To be invited to the Rose Cup, competitors must be at least 16 but not 21 in 2016.
    Requests for Invitations sent by April 1 will get preference. For more information or to request an invitation, go to the event site after January 15, 2016
    www.ussailing.org >Racing>Championships

    July 9, 2016 - Larchmont, New York

    North U Advanced Match Racing Clinic & Taylor Trophy prep.
    This is for competitors participating in the Taylor Trophy championship
    Larchmont Yacht Club - Ideal 18's
    Dave Perry - coach
    For more information, contact Dave Perry: davperry@optonline.net

    2015 Clinics:

    <> 01/23-01/25/15  Kemah, TX Youth MR Clinic
    <> 02/14-02/15 Coronal Del Mar S.O.D.A. Varsity Match Racing Clinic
    <> 03/20-03/22 San Diego S.O.D.A. Varsity Match Racing Clinic
    <> 04/17-04/19 New Orleans, LA Youth MR Clinic
    <> 05/15 - 05/17 Annapolis, MD Welcome to MR Clinic
    <> 05/30  Riverside Yacht Club Welcome to MR Clinic
    <> 05/31 Sea Cliff Yacht Club Welcome to MR Clinic
    <> 06/05 - 06/07 Dillon, CO Welcome to MR Clinic
    <> 06/17-06/21 Corona Del Mar, CA Governor's Cup/Rose Cup Youth MR Clinic
    <> 06/23 - 06/26 Chicago, IL Youth MR Clinic
    <> 06/27 - Larchmont Yacht Club Advanced MR Clinic
    <> 09/11 - 09/13 Jensen Beach, FL Introduction to MR Clinic

    2014:
    <> 11/14-11/16/14  Sarasota Sailing Squadron &
                                   Sarasota Youth Sailing Welcome to Match Racing
    <> 11/08-11/09/14  Cocoa - Clinigatta
    <> 09/11-09/14/14  Newport Boat Show - Welcome to Match Racing
    <> 07/05/14            Larchmont Yachtg Club - Pre Taylor Trophy Clinic
    <> 06/24-06/27/14  Chicago Match Race Center - North U Youth Match
                                   Racing Clinic & Regatta
    <> 06/18-06/22/14  Oakcliff Sailing Center - The Rose Cup
    <> 06/12-06/15/14  Rochester Yacht Club Great Lakes International
                                   Championship - North U Varsity Match Racing Clinic
    <> 05/30-06/01/14  Annapolis Yacht Club Youth Match Racing Clinic
    <> 05/30-06/01/14  Carter Lake Sailing Club - Welcome to Match Racing
    <> 04/25-04/27/14  Birmingham Sailing Club - Welcome to Match Racing
    <> 04/25-04/27/14 (Chesapeake Bay) - Downtown Sailing Center &
                                   Annapolis Match Race Center - North U Match Racing
                                   Clinegatta
    <> 03/21-03/23/14  San Diego Yacht Club North U Varsity MR Clinic
    <> 02/21-02/23/14  Titusville, Florida  North U Varsity MR Clinic

    2013:
    <> 08/08-08/11/13  Annapolis Varsity (Advanced) MR Clinic
    <> 08/08-08/11/13  Oyster Bay Youth MR Clinic
    <> 06/19-06/21/13  Sail Sheboygan Rose Cup Clinic
    <> 06/12-06/13/13  Rochester Varsity MR Clinic
    <> 05/31-06/02/13  San Diego Youth MR Clinic
    <> 05/18/13            Sag Harbor Welcome to MR Clinic
    <> 12/28-12/03/12  San Diego Varsity MR Clinic
    <> 10/05-10/07/12  St. Petersburg Welcome to MR Clinic
    <> 09/21-09/23/12  Annapolis Welcome to MR Clinic
    <> 09/14-09/16/12  Fort Worth Varsity MR Clinic
    <> 07/05-07/08/12  Oyster Bay Youth MR Clinic
    <> 06/13-06/14/12  Rochester Advanced MR Clinic
    <> 06/01-06/03/12  San Diego Youth MR Clinic
    <> 04/27-04/29/12  Sail Newport Welcome to MR Clinic