Introduction to Team Racing

The Ephraim Yacht Club (EYC) is offering a two-day team racing clinic in 420-class dinghies on July 12 and13. This clinic will be a highlight of the EYC’s 2014 sailing season.

The clinic will serve as an introduction to team racing and will include approximately 12 hours of instruction. For students who may wish to race in high school or college, this clinic will provide a useful introduction to team racing, which is common at those levels.

The clinic is open to students ages 12 through 18. EYC membership is not required in order to enroll in this clinic. To enroll in the team racing clinic, students enrolled in the EYC lesson program must be eligible to enroll in the EYC’s Advanced or Racing lesson levels; non-EYC students must be proficient in sailing a 420 or similar boat.

The clinic will be led by Bobby Collins and Scott Flanigan. Collins is the current sailing director at the Chicago Yacht Club and previously was the CYC’s head coach. Most recently he coached the Northwestern University Sailing Team to qualify for the college team racing national championships. Flanigan is an instructor at the Chicago Yacht Club. He represented Ireland in the 470 class at the 2012 Olympic games.

The clinic price of $132 includes instruction, use of EYC boats, lunch, beverages and a textbook. Enrollment is limited to only 18 students. To enroll, go to