Raritan Yacht Club in Perth Amboy, NJ is hosting a North U. Spring on the Water Race Clinic on May 20 & 21, 2016. The clinic will provide race training aboard member’s boats. Enrollment is open to all members and their boats, affiliated yacht club members and their boats, as well as non-members. Expert coaching will assure that each team gets close personal attention.

Improve your sailing and racing skills through a combination of on-the-water drills, coached training, shoreside instruction, video review, and in-competition coaching. The emphasis will be on practical real-world techniques to improve starting, boat speed, crew work and tactics.

Friday night’s session, from 6 to 9 pm in the RYC Surf Room, is a classroom presentation of racing concepts, rules and sailing techniques to help you go faster. Topics include the Racing Pyramid, trim and boat handling fundamentals, tacking, sail trim, spinnaker techniques, and drill descriptions and assignments.

Saturday’s on-the-water session runs from 9 am to 5 pm on Raritan Bay, with member boats and designated crews engaged in drills to practice what was learned Friday night. A box lunch on the water will be provided. The clinic concludes with a video review, cash bar and dinner, and a wrap up from 6 – 8 pm.

Fees for RYC members are $100 for skipper and boat, $20 for each crew signed up by RYC skipper, and $30 for crew signing up without a boat assignment. For non-RYC members, the fees are $125, $35 and $50, respectively. To sign up, email rycoffice@aol.com. If you have any questions, contact Tim Casey at 646-271-8022. For more information about North U., visit northu.com.