Lake County X Clinic

Lake County X Clinic

The Inaugural Lake Country X Boat Clinic will be hosted by the Pewaukee Yacht Club on Thursday, June 27th and Friday, June 28th.

The Lake Country X Clinic was created in early 2019 by a group of representatives from six lakes: LaBelle, Nagawicka, North, Okauchee, Pewaukee, and Pine.  This event will rotate annually amongst these six lakes.  The goal of this event is to build sailors’ (and parents’) confidence to attend an X boat regatta.  This is a beginner focused event; open to first and second year skippers.  (The committee will review applications from third year (and beyond) skippers and will consider making exceptions as they see fit.)  If your sailor has attended several X boat regattas as a skipper, this may not be a good event for them.  This is essentially a Green Fleet event for X boats.  This event will be limited to the first thirty (30) boats to register.  The on water drills will focus on landing at a buoy in a mooring field, race starting, and windward mark and gate roundings.  Boats will be wet sailed (kept in the water overnight) in the bay in front of Pewaukee Yacht Club.  A list of suggested items to bring to the clinic will be provided after registration.  However, a buoy, anchor, and 20’ of mooring line will be needed.

Registration will be $75 per boat and includes two t-shirts and Friday lunch for skipper and crew.  Extra lunches will be available for purchase with registration for $5.  A limited amount of extra lunches may be available the day of the event.  Parents are strongly encouraged to stay for the duration of the event.  There will be parent specific activities on both Thursday and Friday.  Please see the schedule below for more information.  Each boat must be accompanied by at least one adult for the duration of the event.  The link for online registration is located here or at www.pyc.org/regattas .  A late fee of $25 will be in effect as of June 14th, 2019.  Checks should be made payable to Pewaukee Yacht Club.  Please mail to Meredith Allen, N66W27606 Maple St., Sussex, WI 53089.  If you have issues registering via the Google form, please contact Meredith Allen at meredithallenwi@yahoo.com.

Sailor Schedule: 

Thursday, June 27th

  • 11:00am – 12:30pm – Rigging and Launching – Assistance will be provided
  • 1:00 – 1:30pm – Kickoff
  • 1:45 – 2:45pm – Starting Sequence Discussion
  • 2:50 – 3:50pm – Rigging and Tuning Demonstration and Discussion
  • 4:00 – 5:00pm – On Water Drills and Instruction
  • 5:30 – 8:00pm – Volleyball, Bags Tournament and Parents Social
  • 6:30 – 8:00pm – Dinner at the PYC $12/person

 

Friday, June 28th

  • 9:00 – 9:30am – Continental Breakfast
  • 10:00 – 10:30am – Rules Discussion
  • 11:00am 12:15pm – On Water Drills and Short Race(s)
  • 12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch at the PYC
  • 2:00 – 3:30pm – Racing with Coaching and Assistance
  • 4:00 – 4:30pm – Debrief and Clinic Concludes
  • 4:30 – 6:00pm – Haul Out and De-rig

Parent Schedule: 

Thursday, June 27th

  • 11:00am – 12:30pm – Rigging and Launching – Assistance will be provided
  • 1:00 – 1:30pm – Kickoff
  • 1:45 – 2:45pm – Starting Sequence Discussion
  • 2:50 – 3:50pm – Rigging and Tuning Demonstration and Discussion
  • 4:00 – 5:00pm – Trailer backing and boat launching instruction
  • 5:30 – 8:00pm – Volleyball, Bags Tournament and Parents Social
  • 6:30 – 8:00pm – Dinner at the PYC ($12/person)

 

Friday, June 28th

  • 9:00 – 9:30am – Continental Breakfast
  • 10:00 – 10:30am – Rules Discussion
  • 11:00am – 12:15pm – Trailer backing and boat launching instruction and drills
  • 12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch at the PYC
  • 2:00 – 3:30pm – Round Table Regatta Discusion
  • 4:00 – 4:30pm – Debrief and Clinic Concludes
  • 4:30 – 6:00pm – Haul Out and De-rig