"As for a course evaluation, let me just say that it was AWESOME!"
Darin

 
 
"This clinic included a good mix of history, fundamentals, detailed instruction, and on the water application. The sailing portion, especially, was the most sailing fun that I've had in a long time. My expectations were certainly exceeded."
Kevin
 
                                               
                                       HOW TO MAKE YOUR SAILBOAT FLY!!

                                                                    MAY  4th  &  5th,   2012
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Whether you are a racer or a cruiser, this is an exciting and informative clinic for those who enjoy increasing the performance of their sailboat.  Tim will share tips and secrets for better boat handling, balance, and spinnaker flying. It will also be a great opportunity to compare downwind performance with and without a spinnaker.

Don’t forget the Friday night BBQ at the marina. Grilled Italian Spidini, pasta salad and homemade Ciabatta bread with dipping oils.

 Comments from last year's clinic:
"As a long-time sailor, the Spinnaker Clinic was my first class at Bonneville.  The class far surpassed my expectations.  Not only did I learn how to fly the chute, I also gained additional confidence and boat handling skills, as well as fun picking his brain with all kinds of sailing and racing questions. Oh, and how could I forget to mention the great shish kabobs and ciabatta bread the night before."   Steve


This clinic will be conducted by Tim Adams.  
You've probably heard the saying, "There's a big difference between excellent sailors and excellent teachers."  Tim is one of those rare individuals who can draw from an impressive history of ocean racing and pass that on, in clear and easy to understand hands-on appplications. 

Tim will de-mystify a spinnaker sail in a relaxed controlled atmosphere.  He will demonstrate the packing, deployment, trimming, jibing and believe it or not, a little up-wind sailing with the chute.

Tim is a race veteran of the Newport-Cabo San Lucas race series, past instructor for Sailors World, Mexico Ocean Racing Circuit (MEXORC) IOR 1 ton class, and currently bringing home trophies from the GSLYC race series in his Bruce Farr ½ tonner. He has raced and crewed aboard J-24, Merit 25, Ranger 29, Catalina 25, Swan 65, Hood 64, Santana 35, Beneteau 47.7 keel boats. We are lucky to have an instructor of this caliber to “show us the ropes”.  Don’t miss this one!

Our platform for this year's clinic will be on board Bonneville's
Olson 30, "Wyewacket".  A proven thoroughbred race participant in the Pacific Northwest's Sail Wars, The Swiftsure, Whidbey Island Series and club racing out of the Corinthian Yacht Club, Wyewacket is a respected name in this legendary one design class.

 
 
                         

 
Session 1

Friday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

This session will be conducted dockside and on board Wyewacket.  Boat and gear familiarization, terminology and crew responsibilities will be explained, demonstrated and then coached. All crew positions will be rotated and evaluated. Terminology handouts and diagrams included. 
 
Join us for a provided BBQ, starting at 6:00PM.
 

Session 2

Saturday morning, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

With our newly acquired knowledge, we will now get to do some on-the-water maneuvers.  Learn the art of flying, dousing, packing, jibing, trimming, broach avoidance, rounding marks and more, with a symmetrical spinnaker.

Space will be limited to six learning crew members.  Crew will rotate all positions/duties from helmsman, to trimmers to foredeck, to pit man & tactician. Come learn how to safely and efficiently fly the biggest sail in your inventory. Even if you don’t sail competitively, your downwind sailing when cruising can now be done with confidence and skill. Don’t forget your camera for some real eye candy memories.

 

Course fee: $ 185.00                 Call 801.636.5204 to reserve your spot.