There’s nothing like being coached by the best, as StFYC junior sailor Charlotte Versavel can attest. On March 16-17, Versavel and other junior sailors attended the StFYC Nacra Clinic in almost-perfect early spring San Francisco conditions – warm days with blue skies and light breeze.
Four Nacras were on the water with coaching from Charlie Ogletree, Helena Scutt, Bryan Payne, Mike Martin and Craig Healy. Long delays waiting for wind extended into marathon chalk talks but enough time on the water to justify the exercise, reported Kimball Livingston, StFYC Junior Chair.
The clinic included two full days of training on the cityfront with coaches, guest speakers, and daily video debriefs.
“The Foundation supports many clinics including this one,” Versavel said. “These clinics are an incredible opportunity for us as sailors because we get the chance to be coached by incredible coaches. Jack (Sutter) and I learned so much – we feel as prepared as we can be going into Midwinters west.”