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1st MATCH RACE CLINIC, October 6-9

1st MATCH RACE CLINIC October 6-9, Yacht Club of Greece
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We are offering 4 exciting days of Match Racing in Athens. The lessons will take place in Yacht Club of Greece, Mikrolimano, on Beneteau Platu25 boats, with the support of the Hellenic Platu25 association.
Instructors of the clinic are the skippers and crews of the two most prominent Greek Match Racing Teams: Stratis Andreadis, Team Atalanti, 41 in World MR Ranking and Andreas Karalis, Team Aegean Ursa Minor, 94 in World MR Ranking.
Both teams are coached by Dave Perry, coach of the US Women’s Olympic Match Racing Team.
The clinic includes a mix of classroom sessions on Match Racing theory, on the water practice drills, video debriefings as well as full umpired matches. Up to 4 teams will be invited. Teams providing their own boat will have priority and get a discount. Teams will automatically receive invitations for the Grade 3 YCG Match Race (Oct 22-23).
Individuals who wish to follow the theoretical courses of the clinic may also apply.
We guarantee this experience will immensely improve your match racing performance, your sailing skills and your teamwork on board communication.
It will also help you calmly manage intense boat-to-boat sailing situations that occur in any sailboat race.

Course Provisional Program:
Thursday October 6th18:00 - Introduction
18:30 - Basic Racing Rules – Match Racing

Friday October 7th 09:00 - Morning briefing
09:15 - Boat launch and preparations
10:00 - Prestarts
12:00 - Break
12:15 - Prestarts & Upwind
14:00 - On the Water Drills – Speed Test – Basic Handling – Prestart Drills 
18:00 - Debriefing
Saturday October 8th
09:15 - Morning Briefing
09:30 - Upwind tactics at the Mark
11:30 - Break
12:00 - Downwind
13:00 - On the Water Drills – Prestart Drills & Upwind Racing 
18:00 - Debriefing
Sunday October 9th
09:15 - Morning Briefing
09:30 - Downwind Tactics & Penalty Plays
11:30 - On the Water Racing (Full Round Robin)
17:00 - Boats Off Water Language: English & Greek
18:00 - Debriefing
Cost: €800/team (€400/team if on own boat or €80/person theory only)
Teams must have 4 (men or mixed crews) or 5 (women’s crews) members, ideally targeting a total weight of 350kgr
Contact info: akaralis@gmail.com

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