US Sailing Training Events in January 2015

United States Sailing Association Training and Courses
Small Boat Level 1 Instructor Trainer Course
Saturday –Tuesday, January 17-20 8:00am-6:00pm @ Pontchatrain Yacht Club. By Application only
The US Sailing Smallboat Sailing Level 1 Instructor Trainer Course certifies qualified US Sailing instructors to train Small boat Level 1 sailing instructor candidates to teach beginning sailing. The Level 1 Instructor Trainer Course is conducted by Master Instructor Trainers who are experts in the field of sail training. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance. Application Deadline is October 31st, 2014. Application can be found here

One-Day Team Race-focused Umpire Seminar
Wednesday, January 21, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. @ Southern Yacht Club. A test will be offered.
The Team Race Umpires seminar is tailored to high school, college and team race coaches and others who are interested in learning how to umpire at team race events. Completion of the course and the test meets one of the requirements for certification as a US Sailing Umpire. More Information Here

Club Race Management Seminar
Wednesday, January 21, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM @ Southern Yacht Club
The One Day Race Management Seminar is for people who want to learn more about best practices in running races at the local level, including high school and college events. Topics include organizing the event, writing sailing instructions, course management, starting, finishing and scoring. More Information Here

Galveston Bay Laser Radial Christmas Clinic December 20-21, 2014

The First Annual GBL (Galveston Bay Laser) Radial Christmas Clinic will be on December 20-21 in Upper Galveston Bay! The head coach will be Ryan Minth. All youth Laser Radial sailors are invited! (Sorry, no 4.7’s and no Full Rig!) This will be a great practice opportunity for those planning to race in the Miami Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta. It’s a BYOB (bring your own boat) Laser event.

For planning purposes, please contact Yolanda Cortes Mares ( if you are interested. More details will be forthcoming….


Big Regatta Laser Starting Clinic April 27-28, 2013

Big Regatta Laser Starting Clinic
April 27 – 28, 2013

All Laser Sailors Welcome

This is a great chance to practice big regatta starts over two days coached by two of the top national laser coaches.

The Gulf Coast Youth Sailing Association and the Texas Corinthian Yacht Club will host a Laser Starting Clinic on April 27 and 28.  The goal is to give Laser sailors an opportunity to  practice starts in a large participant group…At an incredibly reasonable price. 
Andrew Campbell, 2008 Laser Olympian
Ryan Minth, 2X World Radial Champion Coach
Cost: $30… and it includes lunch on both Saturday and Sunday.Thank you to the Texas Corinthian Yacht Club and the Gulf Coast Youth Sailing Association!).  Payment can be made at the door.
Boats: Lasers: Full Rig and Radial.  Sailors of 4.7 rigs are encouraged to come in a Radial. A limited supply of boat charters are available from  Please call early.
Where: The Texas Corinthian Yacht Club (TCYC),
Address: 104 Park Circle, Kemah,TX 77565
Dates and Time: Aprill 27 and April 28.  Rigged and Ready by 10A on both days.
How to get there:
Drivers: plug the address in to your GPS! 🙂
Flyers:  Southwest Airlines  is offerening good fares as it is currently over a month away. Low cost weekend car rentals can currently be found for under $15 per day ( Note: Houston has two large airports.  The massive IAH which is a hub for United and HOU which is a hub for Southwest.  HOU (southwest)  is 25 minutes from TCYC and IAH (United) is an hour from TCYC.
How to Sign Up: Send an email to Mike Guerreiro with your name, email address, cell phone (for any “day of” emergency texts), address and home club info.  Pay when you get here.
Key contact:

Announcing the Texas Youth Sailing Blog

The Texas Youth Sailing Blog, a.k.a. “Keen’s emails”, is a spot for breaking news and sharing resources about the many youth sailing activities in Texas.

Optis, of course, but so much more.  Lasers and double-handed dinghys, keelboats, clubs, community sailing, and social events.

Have an event you’d like to see here?  Want to help contribute?  Contact Marie at sailmom [at] gmail [dot] com.