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2011 Lightning Lab Schedule

May 21-22 Pontiac Yacht Club

Pontiac, MI coached by Skip Dieball, Dieball Sailing

June 11-12 CNY District Lab - Information

Newport Yacht Club, Rochester, NY coached by Nick Turney, North Sails

June 11-12 Mississippi Valley District Lab - Information

in Memphis, TN coached by Matt Burridge, two time North American Champion

What is a Lightning Lab?

A Lightning Lab is a one or two day sailing clinic aimed to improve skills for Lightning sailors of all abilities. It is run by a coach with extensive experience in the Lightning. Boat handling drills, starting practice, tuning and sail trim are common themes. Video tape analysis of the day’s practice is also usually used.

Lightning Labs are a great opportunity for you and your crew. Why?

  • Sailors of all ability levels will benefit
  • Raise the level of competition in your fleet / district
  • They force you to do the practicing you’ve been meaning to do for years
  • To share ideas and techniques outside the competitive pressures of a regatta

Most sailors find that they can learn more in a Lightning Lab than in a whole season of racing. With the help of a coach and video there is a chance to step back and get an unbiased
evaluation of your sailing. No matter what your skill level there is always something to learn!

Lightning Labs are supported by the ILCA Fund.

To learn more about scheduling a lab please contact Todd Wake, Lightning Lab VP.

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