July 11th: OD Race Clinic


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Women’s Sailing Association (WSA) of Santa Monica Bay

Contact:  Mary Stuyvesant

Phone: 323 841 2557


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The Women’s Sailing Association of Santa Monica Bay Sponsors a One Design Race Clinic in High Performance Farr 30 Yachts 


entry point for high performance, grand prix one design racing

One design racing, win or lose – you know when you cross the line.  WSASMB One Design Clinic is definitely a winner.  In its ongoing effort to support the Southern California  sailing community WSA brings a racing clinic focused on the principles of One Design Racing on Sunday July 11th. 

With generous support from the West Coast Farr 30 Fleet, participants will learn the principles of One Design racing and why many feel it’s the best way to race.  Farr 30’s are considered by many to be the perfect entry point for those interested in high performance grand prix one design racing.  Skippers and Tacticians will discuss topics like Why One Design?, Growing a Fleet, Class Rules – why you have them, Coaching and Developing a Winning Crew. 

 “One Design racing is extremely exciting because you are truly racing like kind boats and it all comes down to skills, preparation and crew work.  In One Design it can be any team’s game and that is what adds to the thrill of racing! In addition, with the keen competition comes a great sense of camaraderie in the fleet that you don’t really see in PHRF racing.” says Co-Owner of Clockwork and West Coast Farr 30 Fleet Secretary Monica Skipwith

One-Design racing is boat-for-boat competition, where the first boat over the line wins. For many racers, this is an exciting change from PHRF and other handicap racing rules, where the tops boats may never be near each other on the race course, and winners are decided by adjusted-time results.

The day will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a chalk talk at South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club. This will be followed by on-the-water coaching and racing, and the day will end with a debrief and barbeque back at SCCYC.

Interested participants must have sailing experience and some racing experience. This is not a clinic for beginners. The clinic is sponsored by the WSA but is definitely co-ed.

Cost for the clinic is $15, and $10 for WSA-members. Cost of the clinic includes chalk talk, sailing, debrief and barbecue. Participants should bring their own lunch. For details and registration, visit  http://wsasmb.org/racingclinic711.html. For details, email

WSA of SMB is a non-profit organization that promotes women in the sport of sailing. Membership is open to both men and women and no previous sailing experience is necessary. We offer many sailing and social opportunities, including daysailing with boat-owning members at no additional cost, cruises to many local destinations, and racing clinics for racing instruction in the classroom and on the water.

For more information, email , or visit our website, www.wsasmb.org.


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