Want to learn to skipper a race boat? The Berkeley J/24 Racing Skipper Clinic is a great way to get introduced to racing or to refresh your skills!
The day will begin with a short classroom and dockside discussion on Sail Trim, Boat-handling, and the Basic Racing Rules. We will then get out on the water and practice racing drills to get comfortable with maneuvers and starts.
After these drills we will run a minimum of 3 short races. A Race Coach will act as race committee and will coach from on the water in a support boat. After the on the water session, we will do a race debrief back at Inspire with Après-sail beverages and snacks.
There is an option to “Buy the Boat” and pick your own crew or enroll in one of 3 spots on the boat. Each crew member will rotate as skipper of the boat throughout the day.
The J/24 Racing Skipper Clinic will be sailed by jib and mainsail only with a skipper and 2 crew to allow students to lay a great foundation in racing. Race days will run once a month November to February.