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Fall Sailing at Pleon
August 28, 2013

Hello Pleon Sailors and Families!

Summer may be over, but the sailing season lives on! Pleon is offering a fall sailing program! We will be continuing into the fall season with a 420 program for high school aged kids and coaching for Opti sailors. This program is not exclusively for Pleon sailors. It is open to sailors from ANYWHERE as long as they meet the prior experience requirements!

Beginning September 4th and ending October 13th Pleon will be offering Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays for both groups, as well as a Sunday only option.  This is an amazing opportunity for sailors to continue sailing into the fall with high level coaching. We will also be holding a Team Race Clinic for high school sailors Saturday and Sunday October 19-20.

**If you are planning on participating and have not registered please do so as soon as possible. We need to know the set number of kids in order to properly allocate coaching. We may have to turn last minute registrants away because of the coach to sailor ratio! Contact Lisa Garry-Seymour if you have questions:

To view information about the program and register, visit the Pleon website ( and click on the "Sailing" tab and then "Fall Sailing Opportunities" or just click the link provided here:

See the information copied off the website below.

For High school sailors with prior racing experience we are offering:

420 Fall Sailing at Pleon

 Practices: Wednesday and Friday September 4 - October 11

3:00 - 5:45 PM


Clinic on Sundays September 8 - October 13

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Space Limited!


Fall High School Sailing Fee:  $325.00 includes all practices and Sundays

Can't make it to weekday practices?

Sunday ONLY:  $50.00/day - You must register for Sunday by the Thursday before

Coaching will be provided by Parker Dwyer. As an Opti sailor Parker raced in 3 team trials placing 44th, 8th and 1st.  He represented the USA in the European, North American and World Championships. In 420s, Parker placed 1st at the Orange Bowl Regatta and consistently placed within the top 15 at major 420 events. While at Martin County High School his team qualified for 3 team race national championships and 1 fleet racing national championship. While at BC, the co-ed team won 2 Team Racing national championships, including 1 his senior year when he was captain of the team. Following graduation he moved to Miami to coach full time at Coral Reef Yacht Club which has a focus on national level racing.  Lucky for us, Parker has re-located to Boston.

Boats are provided and you do not need a skipper/crew!

For Opti sailors with prior racing and regatta experience we are offering:

Practices:  Wednesday & Fridays September 4 - October 11

3:00 - 5:45 PM

Sundays September 8 - October 13

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fees: $600 includes all Practices


$300 for all Sundays


$360 for Wednesdays and Fridays only


$100 per Sunday - must register by Thursday before.

Coaching will be provided by Liz Powers. Liz has coached competitive teams for the past 10 years. In 2010, while on the Harvard Varsity Sailing team, she was the first woman in U.S. sailing history to win the Robert H. Hobbs Outstanding Sportsman of the Year Award. She served as co-captain during her junior and senior years and qualified for the Women's college national championship three times. Sailing honors also include the 2010 National Sportsmanship Honor Roll for U.S. Sailing and being named a Second-Team All New England Women's Skipper and 2010 NEISA Sportswoman of the year. 


- Must have prior racing and regatta experience in Optis.

- Life Jacket/PFD, proper footwear, gear, water, lunch, and snacks.

- Dry Suits may be required weather dependent. 

- This is a "BYOB" program; please contact the program director to make alternative arrangements.  Pleon has boat storage if needed.

Pleon will also be hosting a TEAM RACE CLINIC OCTOBER 19-20 FOR HIGH SCHOOL SAILORS. For more information and registration visit the Pleon website ( click on the "Sailing" drop down tab and then the "Fall Clinics" tab or follow the link provided here:

If you have questions about the fall sailing program or team race clinic, please email Lisa Garry-Seymour at

Enjoy the last few days of summer!

Erin Pierce