Fall 2020 Youth Sailing Programs



2020 Foundry Sailing Turkey Bowl

Saturday, November 28th 

10am-2pm @ The Station

  • Open to sailors 8th grade through post-collegiate

    • (advanced dinghy racers only please)​

  • Wetsuits/drysuits are required

  • Foundry 420s, Radial & Full Rig Lasers for charter-- or bring your own Laser

    • Damage deposit of $200 required if chartering a Foundry boat​

  • Cost: $20 per person

  • Registration required


Junior Racing

Grades 7 – 12 Pre-requisite - At least one season racing 420 dinghies.

Mondays & Tuesdays 4pm – 7pm  


Starting date – August 24th

Focus specific Clinics with Nick Turney - will be held once a month on weekends. SEE NEXT CLINIC SCHEDULE & REGISTER BELOW

Registration is required and will include COVID specific waivers and rules that must be accepted and adhered to.

Pre-requisite - At least one season racing 420 dinghies.

Cohort/QuaranTEAM forms will be required. Parents will need to sign off on who their sailor can sail with.

Cost for Fall 2020 is $650.00

(Those who registered for spring Sailing will have their fee credited to the Fall) Payment must be received prior to sailing.

Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and will be capped with groupings staggered.

Curriculum will be development based and intense. 

The Foundry will not be hosting any regattas this Fall 2020 season.

Only bring what you need to sail. 

What to Expect- Notes from Coach Nick



In order to develop a curriculum, the first week will be focused on assessing each sailor’s strengths and weaknesses. It’s important to correct bad habits, teach new concepts, but also polish and sharpen a sailor’s tools (what they are really good at).



It’s important to have goals and strive to achieve them. The goal for this Fall is to give young sailors as much knowledge and skills as possible. It’s important to focus not only the style of sailing that is high school and college, but also give young sailors knowledge and skills that they can utilize on any boat they sail on in their future sailing ventures. Every sailor will be asked to write down goals for the 10-week program. We will constantly monitor progress and modify each goal along the way. Goal setting is not only important for reaching a destination but also for tracking progress.  



Each practice will be intense. We will want to maximize our time together and time on the water. Briefings will be short and the de-briefs will be informative but short as well. After each practice I will type up notes and send them out the next day for review and record keeping. Each week will have a focus. In sailing there are many areas that are important for success. Boat handling, speed, tactics, strategy, starts, weather, etc. I have many drills that focus on each of these areas, and each week we will focus on one of these specific areas. By the end of the 10-week program young sailors will have learned how to put it all together and win regattas.



Briefings will discuss the drills for the evening’s practice. Each drill focuses on certain skills which I want the kids to understand the focus points of. It’s important to understand that we are not running drills to keep the sailors busy while on the water, each drill has a focus point and it’s critical that the sailors understand the point of the drill and really work hard to perfect and learn from the drills.



Each day every sailor will have homework assignments. Weather is a major factor in sailboat racing.I will teach these sailors how to put together their own forecast, what high pressure and low pressure does to wind velocity and direction, what warm fronts, cold fronts, occluded fronts are and how they affect our area. Predicting weather is the first step to predicting wind shifts. I will also have sailors write their own de-briefs after each practice and ask them to e-mail them to me for review and corrections. This is how I will track progress and provide the best coaching as possible for each sailor.



After practice we will have a very short de-brief to discuss the drills and review the focus points.


I am a very interactive and approachable coach. The practices will be intense, they will be difficult, but these young sailors will learn allot and have fun doing it.  


In order to develop a curriculum, I need to see each sailor in action. I foresee the first week being an assessment week so I can see each sailors’ strengths and weaknesses.  After the first week I will develop a program that suits each sailor. It’s important to correct bad habits, teach new concepts, but also polish and sharpen their tools (what they are really good at).


Advanced Racing Clinics with Coach Nick Turney

Starting & Upwind Speed

October 18th

9am to 1pm

Grades 7 – 12 and Collegiate 

Pre-Requisite: One season of dingy racing experience


Foundry Advanced Racing Clinic #3

The Advanced Racing Clinic scheduled for October 18th will focus on starting and upwind speed.  We will begin with a quick briefing on wind and weather predictions for the day, review of the day's drills and spend the remainder of the clinic on the water.


This clinic is for intermediate to advanced 420 dingy racers only.


Cost: $75 per person and a damage deposit of $100 per person. The damage deposit should be payable by check made out to The Foundry Sailing Association.


New for Fall 2020 


Foundry Learn to Race

(Grades 7 – 12) Pre-Requisite; Learn to Sail Suggested


Fridays 4pm – 7pm

  • 420s/FJs/Lasers

  • Start date August 21st

  • Cost: $500 (new program discount for fall 2020)

  • 8 weeks



Learn to Race is for youth that are new to the race course.

Here novice level sailors will learn basic on water maneuvers

to potentially join in junior racing teams next year!