ADVANCED OPTI RACING CLINIC WITH MAURICIO GALARCE, June 2–3
- Up to 16 kids
- The clinic will focus on boatspeed and boat handling
- Two full days on the water and in the classroom with a top notch opti coach
Mauricio Galarce is a 2008 graduate of Florida State University (B.A., Political Science, International Affairs). While studying at FSU, Galarce re-organized its sailing club into a competitive ICSA team, which he served as Race Team Captain. After graduation, Galarce returned to his hometown of Miami, Fl. finding employment with Sail Laser, L.L.C. where he ultimately advanced to the position of Center manager. Throughout those years, Galarce contested various Snipe, Etchells and J24 championships, and actively campaigned the 49er.
In 2012, Galarce assumed the position of Head Green Fleet coach at the Coral Reef Yacht Club. Emphasizing learning and dedication, and using a competitive curriculum, his early coaching efforts immediately bore fruit. During his tenure, CRYC’s Green Fleet program won the Green Fleet Division of both the 2013 and 2014 National Championships, and placed podium finishers at the 2013 and 2014 Orange Bowl Green Fleet Regattas. In 2015, Galarce began coaching CRYC’s RWB program, where his success continued, helping to qualify 32 and 25 CRYC sailors for the 2015 and 2016 U.S.O.D.A. Team Trials, respectively, and winning the 2016 U.S. National Championship.
After seeing-through the success of a historic, home-grown generation of Optimist talent, Galarce started coaching at the Key Biscayne Yacht Club in Fall, 2016. Galarce continues to pursue his passion for the sport, employing his unique motivational methodology, and a commitment to constant, high-level improvement in the tradecraft of both sailing and coaching, to raise future cohorts of champion sailors.
ADVANCED 420 RACING CLINIC WITH MITCH HALL
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: JUNE 16–17
GPYC SAILORS: JUNE 18
- During this clinic sailors will work on boat speed and
boat handling with a top college racing coach. This
intensive clinic will last two days both on the water and
in the classroom
Advanced Coaching Clinics
June 2 with Maurico Calarce in the MAC
June 17th with Mitch Hall in the MAC. Open to all coaches.
BEGINNING LASER CLINIC, June 9–10
- Eight kids in clinic
- Designed for Opti and 420 kids interested in learning the Laser
- Two full days on the water and in the classroom
- Conducted by top local coaches
- By the end of the clinic kids will know how to rig/derig and basic boat handling.
- Fun regatta on the last day of the clinic.
COLLEGE SAILING INFORMATIONAL NIGHT WITH MITCH HALL
IN THE MAC (MARINE ACTIVITY CENTER)
- Open to all parents and high school sailors.
- Learn what college sailing is all about.
- Learn how to apply to colleges sailing programs and get in touch with coaches.
- Know what to expect if try out for a college team.
- Understand the benefits and opportunities that come with college sailing.
- Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Education Foundation will discuss their scholarship program. Each year GPYNEF awards up to 10 scholarships to students who apply and have sailed in a DRYA sailing program.
Grosse Pointe Yacht Club's Junior Sailors are on the water all year round.
Fall, Winter & Spring
In the Fall and Spring, the club hosts the Grosse Pointe South, Grosse Pointe North and University Liggett School High School, Brother Rice and De-Lasalle teams. Practice takes place during the week to prepare for JV and Varsity regattas on the weekends. Schools training at GPYC are regular competitors in the Midwest Championships as well as the High School Nationals in Team Racing and Fleet Racing.
During this time, we also will host an Optimist training program for advanced racing and Green Fleet. Practices run on the weekends with the kids having an opportunity to compete several times a season and participating in specialized clinics.
During the winter, our sailors travel to warmer climates for midwinter events in the C420, Laser, and Optimist Fleets.
Summer is the busiest time of year for us, with instruction starting at age 7 with learn to sail and running all the way through advanced racing at 18. These programs are designed to provide something for all levels of sailor.
Are you interested in helping your child to join this great team or finding out more about the programs?
Wally Cross-Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Sailing Director
I have been racing sailboats for 50 years and have been on over 20 boats that have won North American and World Championships. I also have race over 100,000 miles in the ocean sailing the last two Trans-Pac races to Hawaii. I am committed to help educate sailors at all ages and experiences. I can help your child reach the Olympics or just love the sport of sailing. Grosse Pointe Yacht Club has invested in the finest facility to make the sailing dream come true.