Racing & Sailing Tips- Biscayne Bay, Miami
Castle Harbor has been hosting Saturday Racing Clinic for almost 50 years. It's a great way to get sailing experience fast because it forces you to optimize your sailing skills. We usually meet up at 10:15am, have a Skipper's Meeting at 10:30 where the starting sequence and racing course are explained.
Racing Clinic- Saturday Racing
Everyone is assigned to a boat and don't worry, if you have no experience we will put you with an experienced crew or Instructor. Then we board the identical Harbor 20's, sail out to teh race course and usually get in 3-4 races. The highlights are videoed with commentary so we can learn from our mistakes. We have posted over two hundred 20-minute training videos on YouTube and if you care to see them go to our YouTube Channel.
Harbor 20 Race Boat
We then come back to the dock for 1pm where we have beer, water and hot dogs. A debriefing is given and we usually get some racing tips or discuss a Racing Rule or two. Awards are given to the winning crew. We are usually done by 1:30pm.
Racing Tips- Finishing Downwind On Opposite Tacks
The winningest sailor for the past few years (Taylor Larimore, pictured left) is 94 years old so sailing is doable by all ages. Saturday Racing is "short and sweet" and a lot of fun. Only $60/person.
Contact Us for more information and to sign up for a Race Clinic or Learn to Race Lessons.