CANCELED due to COVID-19 Restrictions
BYC is actively working to reschedule at a future time.

May 1-3, 2020
Hosted by the Bayview Yacht Club
Detroit, Michigan


This Clinic will be coached by Dave Perry, Detroit Cup Champion and five-time U.S. National Match Racing champion.

Dave will coach the tactics and strategies needed to be competitive and successful in Match Racing on the National level, including the Pre-Start, Upwind and Downwind Tactics, and Killing Penalties. On the water, Dave will run the sailors through all the scenarios, with on-the-spot feedback, and video replay after sailing. In addition, he will give much instruction and feedback on how to handle and sail an Ultimate 20 fast.

TARGET SAILORS: The clinic is for all sailors interested in learning more about match racing in small keelboats and in raising their overall sailing skill level. This clinic is very appropriate for current college sailors interested in match racing.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TEAMS: The Clinic will be capped at 10 teams. Invitations to the Clinic will be based on a first come – first serve basis. See information on how to request an invitation below.

SIGN UP: Online registration is available at

BOATS: The boats used will be Bayview YC’s Ultimate 20’s.

ENTRY FEE: $95 per person. ($75. With valid student ID)

This includes the coaching, the 4th edition of the North U Match Racing Playbook (updated to the new rules), and dinner Friday and Saturday night.

Damage deposit: $1,000.00 per team. Cash, a check made out to “Bayview Yacht Club” or a credit card is accepted.

Friday, May 1
3:00 (sharp) – 5:30 – practice sailing with coaching
6:15 - Dinner at Bayview Yacht Club
7:00 – 9:30 – Opening Presentation –
The Match Racing Prestart Tactics & Strategies

Saturday, May 2 - 8:30am – 8:30pm (emphasis on the prestart and the penalty system, with video debrief)

Sunday, May 3 - 8:30am - 4:00pm (emphasis on upwind and downwind tactics, with full races)

MEALS/WATER: Dinner Friday and Saturday evening will be a group dinner (included in the entry fee). Participants are responsible for bringing their own lunches and water (please bring your own refillable water bottle). Lunches may be available for purchase at the Bayview YC.

ACCOMMODATION: Participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodations. For assistance with housing, contact Lance Smotherman (info below).

Lance Smotherman
(586) 764-4000
Bayview Yacht Club * 100 Clairpointe Street * Detroit, MI 48215 * (313) 822-1853