Crimson Sailing Academy

at Harvard

The Advanced Team Racing Clinic is a three-day clinic designed for the high school, junior sailing or college club team racer who wants to raise his/her game to a higher level. The clinic will cover the fundamental attitude, the overall plan and the fine details of execution required to team race at the highest level. These three elements have been the foundation for success for teams in high school, college and at the international level. The clinic will include classroom, video, and on-the-water sessions. Sailing will take place in Harvard's fleet of FJ dinghies. Come as a skipper, pair or team. A minimum of 6 boats is required for the clinic to proceed. No housing is provided.

This clinic is designed for participants who have team raced before and have a basic understanding of team racing theory and techniques. They should be looking to learn the sophisticated strategies and high level execution required to be successful in collegiate team racing. This is not an introductory clinic.

NOTE: Due to this winter's weather, the Harvard Sailing Center has incurred some damage. Despite this setback, we will still be running our team racing clinic as scheduled. Registration is open.


Skippers can register without a crew, although we recommend that skippers come with a crew. If skippers come alone, skippers must be prepared to split their time between crewing and skippering. Crews must come with a skipper.

Space is limited and will be reserved on a first-come first-served basis. A minimum of 12 sailors (6 boats) is required for the clinic to proceed. The first 18 sailors (9 boats) registered are guaranteed a slot. The clinic may be expanded, to a maximum of 38 sailors providing additional coaches are available.


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Clinic Status (pending/will proceed): will proceed : expanded to 26 sailors

Number of Sailors registered: 25

Open spots left: 1

August 21, Tuesday
9:00-9:30 Swim Test at Malkin Pool
9:30-4:00 Clinic at Sailing Center
August 22, Wednesday
9:00-4:00 Clinic at Sailing Center
August 23, Thursday
9:00-4:00 Clinic at Sailing Center

Fee: $300 per sailor. $280 if registered before July 21.


Registration - Four Requirements

  1. 1.

    The sailor must be at least 14 years old.

  2. 3.

    To reserve a spot, full payment must be made. If paying by credit card, please email us so we can send you a link for payment. If paying by check, make the check payable to Crimson Sailing Academy. Mail all materials to

    Crimson Sailing Academy
    P.O. Box 335
    Belmont, MA 02478

  3. 2.

    The clinic registration form must be completed:


  4. 4.
    Swim Test

    Harvard regulations require that all sailors must demonstrate adequate swimming ability by passing the Harvard Recreational Boating Swim Test on the first day of the clinic. The test consists of: Jump or dive into deep water. Surface and swim 100 continuous yards using either front crawl or breaststroke while demonstrating rhythmic breathing. Tread water for 2 minutes.


This is a day clinic only. No accommodations are provided. Housing in the Cambridge/Boston area can be expensive. We recommend booking your housing early. The Internet websites are a good source for deals on hotels.

Cancellation Policy

Drop off / Pickups

Bring to Clinic

Please bring the following personal items to make the experience more enjoyable.


Please bring lunch. Refrigeration is available. Lunchtime is sometime between 12:00 and 2:00 pm.


Valuables may be stored in lockers at the sailing center. You must provide your own padlock.

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