Brooke E. Gonzalez Adv. Racing Clinic Info
The Premier Dinghy Racing Clinic on the East Coast
HISTORY OF THE "BEG" CLINIC
Sail Newport’s annual Advanced Racing Clinic is dedicated to the memory of Brooke
“Excellence” is the word most often articulated when those that knew Brooke Gonzalez reminisce about her. Her life cut short in a tragic accident in 1997, Brooke left a lasting impression on those that knew her. The Gonzalez Family and Sail Newport have acknowledged that; tenacity, sportsmanship,
“Those qualities are the ones that Sail Newport wishes to instill in all of our young sailors that attend our Advanced Racing
In 2001, Sail Newport and the family of Brooke
Sail Newport's 2016 Brooke Gonzalez Advanced Racing Clinic will be held for the 15th year, Thursday, June 16th (mid-afternoon/report day) through Sunday, June 19th. Come learn from the best coaches and to jump start your summer!
This clinic is held in Lasers (Radial & Full Rig, International 420's, Club 420's, Bytes and 29rs. It is a BRING YOUR OWN BOAT Clinic, although limited charter boats are available for most classes.
The online application/resume builder will be up and running on February 1, 2016. Deadline for applications is April 1, 2016
Applicants 14 - 18 years of age are selected based upon their resume. This is a very intense, high-level program. Participation will be limited and is by application and acceptance only.
The 3 ½ day program will consist of lectures and on-the-water drills with an emphasis on boat handling technique,
The Clinic is led by Head Coach John
On Saturday Night of the clinic, sailors are treated to a speaker from the highest levels of the sport. Prior speakers have included: Gary Jobson, Dean Brenner, 470 Gold Medalist Kevin Burnham, Olympic Team Member Katie McDowell, America's Cup veteran and Volvo Race Competitor Ken Read.
The most important thing to remember is that when you get here at Sail Newport, there will be no reason to leave. Showers, food, spare parts, etc. will be here. Even locals will be required to stay on site for the full day. Our coaches want your undivided attention. The more you put into this clinic, the more you will advance because of it, so we expect full commitment all sailor athletes!
"These youth sailors ages receive the highest level coaching from some of the best trapeze dinghy and coaches in the
Selected participants will receive an online link to Sail Newport’s registration and payment gateway. At that time, you will be able to view the final coach list, updated
Entry Fees: $600 per sailor.
- High-quality coaching
Lunchand Dinner (Friday Saturday and Sunday)
- Clinic Materials
2015 REGATTA RESULTS
2014 RECAP - View here
2013 RECAP - View here
2014 Clinic Participants
Clinic Head Coach/Director:
Brown University Head Coach and current J/24 World Champion, J/24 Midwinter Champion, and J/70 Midwinter Champion