Brooke E. Gonzalez Adv. Racing Clinic Info

The Premier Youth Dinghy Racing Clinic on the East Coast

The 17th Annual Brooke Gonzalez Advanced Racing Clinic will run Thursday, June 14th - Sunday, June 17th, 2018

 The application/resume builder will be posted on this site, on Monday, February 12th, and the application period will close on Friday, March 30th.

CLINIC INFORMATION:

HISTORY OF THE "BEG" CLINIC 

Sail Newport’s annual Advanced Racing Clinic is dedicated to the memory of Brooke Emmens Gonzalez.

“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, drive and determination are what set her apart from her peers.

“Those qualities are the ones that Sail Newport wishes to instill in all of our young sailors that attend our Advanced Racing Clinic” said Brad Read, Executive Director of Sail Newport. “This clinic will showcase the best in coaching from the collegiate and Olympic level. We will demand hard work and the highest degree of focus from all of the students in this clinic. Championship values that Brooke demonstrated in her life.”

WHAT

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. We enjoy a reputation for the highest quality coaching, fabulous hospitality, a range of sailing conditions from flat tidal waters to choppy Bay, open ocean a variety of wind conditions and remarkable guest speakers.     

WHEN
Sail Newport's 2017 Brooke Gonzalez Advanced Racing Clinic will be held for the 16th year, Thursday, June 15th (mid-afternoon/report day) through Sunday, June 18th, 2017. Come learn from the best coaches and to jump start your summer! 

BOATS
Standard classes each year are Lasers (Radial & Full Rig), Club 420's, I420s, and 29rs.  The BEG is a BRING YOUR OWN BOAT Clinic, although limited charter boats are available for many classes.  

APPLYING

The online application/resume builder is now closed..  NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.   Selected sailors will be notified on April 15th

To request to be added to the BEG email list for 2018, please send name and email to:  Kim Hapgood

For information regarding the application process, pre-requisites and selection, please email:  John Mollicone


WHO

Applicants 14 - 18 years of age are selected based upon their resume. This is a very intense, high-level program. Participation is limited and is by application and acceptance only.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 
The 3 ½ day program will consist of lectures and on-the-water drills with an emphasis on boat handling technique, boat speed 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 Andrew Cambell, Bern Noack, Alice Maynard, Isabelle Kinsolving, Elizabeth Kratzig, Jonathon Farrar, Skip Whyte and Sally Barkow, as well as many others.  The 2017 Coach Roster will be posted in February and will include two coaches from the current US Olympic Sailing Team, later this spring.

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 Members, America's Cup veteran and Volvo Race Competitors Ken Read and Jerry Kirby.

The most important thing to remember is that when you get here at Sail Newport, there will be no reason to leave. Meals, 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 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." 

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 charterboat information.   


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