2016 Brooke Gonzalez Advanced Racing Clinic

Published on February 7th, 2016

Sail Newport’s 2016 Brooke Gonzalez Advanced Racing Clinic will be held for the 15th year on June 16 (mid-afternoon/report day) through June 19. The online application/resume builder is open with the application deadline on April 1, 2016.

In 2001, Sail Newport and the family of Brooke Emmens Gonzalez embarked on a plan to create a high end clinic on the East Coast. This clinic is held in 29ers, Lasers and Laser Radials, International 420’s, and Club 420’s. It is a BRING YOUR OWN BOAT Clinic, although limited charter boats are available for most classes.

This is a very intense, high-level program providing the highest quality coaching, fabulous hospitality, a range of sailing conditions from flat tidal waters to choppy bay, open ocean, and a variety of wind conditions and remarkable guest speakers.

Applicants 14-18 years of age are selected based upon their resume. 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, boatspeed and strategy. This will be combined with information on what it takes to reach your goals in sailing.

The Clinic is led by Head Coach John Mollicone, and involves a stellar group of collegiate, Olympic and professional coaches. The coaching team in the past has included Ed Baird, Andrew Cambell, Bern Noack, Alice Manard Leonard, Isabelle Kinsolving Farrar, Elizabeth Kratzig, Jonathon Farrar, Skip Whyte, Sally Barkow, Ken Legler, as well as many other top coaches. The 2016 Coach Roster will be posted shortly and will include two coaches from the current US Olympic Sailing Team.

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, Josh Adams, Dean Brenner, 470 Gold Medalist Kevin Burnham, Olympic Team Member Katie McDowell, US Sailing Team Technical Director Grant “Fuzz” Spanhake, and America’s Cup veteran and Volvo Race Competitor Ken Read.

“These youth sailors receive the highest level coaching from some of the best sailors and coaches in the country,” says Brad Read, Executive Director of Sail Newport. “Emphasis is on speed producing factors and techniques that work on long courses where speed is at a premium.”

Application deadline: April 1,2016

Acceptances: Will be contacted via email by April 15th by Clinic Director and Head Coach John Mollicone

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 schedules and charter boat information.

Entry Fees: $600 per sailor.
Cost includes:
· High-quality coaching
· Housing
· Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
· T-shirt
· Clinic Materials

Information and the Online Application/Resume Builder can be found at http://www.sailnewport.org/Clinics/gonzalezclinic

For any questions please contact Clinic Director John Mollicone at John_Mollicone@brown.edu or Kim Hapgood at Kim.Hapgood@sailnewport.org

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