cisa3 sThe 2013 CISA Advanced Race Clinic finished in epic style. After 3 days of boat handling, boat speed and tactics, the culmination was the CISA regatta where the 115 sailors could put what they learned to the test.

With some of the best youth sailors in attendance, Clinic Director Andrew Campbell amassed a stellar coaching staff to cover the 7 classes. Cross-class coaching gave the sailors an opportunity to learn from the best. Sally Barkow, Olympian and two time World Match Race champion lectured on applying match race moves to fleet racing to gain an advantage while US Sailing coach Leandro Spina coached and observed the next level of talent among all fleets. Harry Legum not only ran the morning fitness workout but spoke to each fleet on mental and physical preparation to apply to their sailing.

On the final day, Long Beach gave its best with 15-20 knot winds, pushing sailors and equipment to their limits and producing a new generation of CISA champions for 2013. Winners in each class: 29er: Campbell D’Eliscu and Connor Kelter; Int. 420: Scott Sinks & Storm Brown; Club 420: Frankie Dair and Kristophe Killian; F18: Ben Brown and Andrew Wilkinson; CFJ: Jack McGraw and Mercedes McPhee; Laser: Matt Long; Radial: Christopher Weis.

The CISA Advanced Race Clinic will be held at ABYC in 2014.  Sponsors for the 2013 CISA Advanced Race Clinic provide valuable assistance to the sailors and CISA and include: Ayres Hotels, Kaenon Polarized, Gill, ABYC and Sperry.

The California International Sailing Association (CISA), is a California non-profit corporation qualified as tax exempt under IRC section 501(c)(3) that assists amateur sailors in the training for and participation in international, national and intersectional competition including Olympic Games and World Championship.