September 18th, 2017
Introducing the MultiGen Dinghy Clinic
The WaterFront Center is constantly seeking out new experiences that can bring people closer to the water in unique and exciting ways. There has been some interest among our community in bringing our High School Sailing experience to parents and other non-high schoolers intrigued in competitive dinghy sailing. With this spark of inspiration, the WaterFront Center is proud to announce our newest program the MultiGen Dinghy Clinic
What is the MultiGen Dinghy Clinic?
This “Multi-Generational” clinic-style lesson series will focus on a different sailing skills aboard the 420 class dinghy. The 420, sailed competitively at the high school and collegiate levels, is the perfect boat to learn the concepts necessary to become a confident sailor During the first portion of the clinic participants will be introduced to a specific topic in an on-shore lesson, after which they will be paired up and guided through corresponding on-water drills. Once the skill has been mastered, sailors will have the opportunity to spend the remaining portion of the clinic playing on the water games, running though races, or just enjoying free sailing time!
What will I learn at the Dinghy Clinic that’s different from a Sailing a Sonar?
Though the principles of Sailing stay the same, handling a 420 is worlds apart from sailing on the WaterFront Center’s fleet so Sonars, a challenge that is most certainly rewarding! Initially the clinic will cover Rigging, Safety, and Capsize Drills. As the Clinic sessions progress topics will include more advanced maneuvers, include roll tacking and roll gybing, boat handling, racing tactics, starting, mark rounding’s, and rules.
When are the clinics held and how can I sign up?
The MultiGen Dinghy Clinic will be held on Saturdays from 1pm -4pm, starting on September 2nd and running through to November 4th. Sign up online at https://www.thewaterfrontcenter.org/program-details/sailing-spring-fall/multigen-dinghy-clinic/