Every fall season, Pleon's deep bench of coaches get C420 and Optimist sailors back on the water for race development clinics that prepare sailors for local and travel fall and winter regattas.
The program is designed to improve and develop your racing skills and is not meant for those new to sailing. Clinics will be held on weekend days where new theory will be discussed, then put in practice on the water and lastly tested in a light racing format.
The curriculum covers boat handling techniques, sail trim, speed, tactics, and strategy. Sailors get lots of attention and coaching feedback with a limitation on class size by coach of 7 boats to 1 coach. Practices are offered for all levels of racing sailors. Clinic days are more structured and rigorous than the summer program experience. Having fun will still be a key element of the racing program, but emphasis is placed on the sharing of learning new skills and racing techniques with the goal of challenging each other to improve and develop racing acumen.
1) Complete program information for Fall 2017 is available here in our brochure.