Clinton Lake Sailing Association



Race Committee      


Race Committee

Coming Soon - Winter 2021/2022

Volunteering to be on the race committee is a fun way to spend the day on the water!  It's relaxing and you get front row seats to all the racing action. 

Watch the training videos and then join us for a zoom happy hours where we do Q&A and chat race committee. 



Practice Knots at Home

We will not be reviewing knots during our class.   

Recommended: Purchase the ReferenceReady Nautical Knot Tying Kit for Boaters and Sailors from Amazon for $14.95.  




Intermediate Sailing

Intermediate Sailing Part 1
Feb 17, 2021 
Textbook chapter 1-5


Intermediate Sailing Part 2
Feb 24, 2021 
Textbook chapters 6-11
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Intermediate Sailing

Intermediate Sailing is for sailing faster and smarter with greater confidence.  Where sailing is simplified for beginners as they learn fundamental skills and concepts, intermediate sailors are ready for deeper explanations and some of the details behind how a sailboat works. 

Purchase Digital Textbook:
Learn Sailing Right - Intermediate Sailing ($17.95)



Spinnaker Handling

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Recorded in Feb 2021

Spinnaker Handling

Attend this 60-minute zoom workshop and learn to sail with a symmetric spinnaker.  We’ll review video training footage and discuss basic and intermediate spinnaker handling techniques that are common on boats sailed at Clinton Lake.  We’ll review the processes for a hoist, jibe, and douse.  Register today and meeting details will be sent to you the day of the workshop. 



Crewing 101

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Recorded in Feb 2021

Crewing 101

Let's talk crewing basics!  In this class we'll talk about the roles and responsibility of crew  members on on a 2-3 person dinghy.  





Wind Shifts & Compass

Wind Shifts and Compass  April 1, 2021 

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Wind Shifts & Compass

Tack on the headers and reach the windward mark faster!  Watch out for persistent shifts.  Use your compass to determine whether you are lifted or headed.   CLSA instructors will explain how to leverage your compass and how to turn it into a tactical advantage over your competitors.  




Starting Line

Starting Line  April 15, 2021

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Starting Line

A good start greatly improves your chances of scoring a good finish.   Learn from experienced regatta racers how to approach the start of a sailboat race and learn training exercises that will give you a competitive advantage on the race course.  


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