Ideal 18 Action

Ideal 18 Action - Summer 2012

Sailing Basics Classes
Wednesdays 5:30 PM
Professional sailing instructor, Sam Jones, will help us learn and practice the skills needed to become certified Ideal 18 skippers. Three hours: chalk talks, hands on practice, individualized debriefing.

Sundays 11:00 AM
Long time Ideal 18 sailor Dave Keyes and other skippers will give you the tiller time and coaching needed to develop your skills to become certified skippers yourselves. Please call ahead for appointments: 203-866-7270

Advanced Sailing Clinics
Mondays 5:30 PM or Saturdays 9:00 AM
Champion Racers, John Fallon and Ginny Worcester, will lead us again this year. They will present clinics on such topics as boat handling, upwind sailing, spinnaker fundamentals, sail trim to maximize speed, and racing tactics. Three hours: chalk talks, hands on practice, individualized debriefing.

Women’s Racing Classes
Tuesdays 1:30 PM
Women who would like to fine-tune racing starts and to practice all aspects of racing are invited to join us. The group is casual and supportive to all levels of racers. Ginny Worcester will lead.

Non-Spinnaker Racing Series
Thursdays 5:45 PM
Exciting racing followed by beers and rules discussions – all in good fun. This is an excellent opportunity for novice racers to come crew and get ready to race themselves.

Spinnaker Racing Series
Sundays 2:45 PM
This is our most competitive racing series. Spinnakers speed us along as we hone our skills to be ready for the Founder’s Cup Regatta in September.

Casual Racing
Fridays 1:30 PM
We race but nobody keeps score. Very relaxed, a great chance to learn and just have fun! A perfect chance for novices to crew and then take the tiller for themselves.

Ideal 18 Test Drives
Sunday, May 6 Afternoon
Free use of our fleet of eight keelboats is included in membership, once you are certified. Come on down and give them a try. If you are always crew, here’s your chance to become your own skipper. e-mail for a reservation:

Ideal 18 Kick Off Party
Sunday, May 6- 5:00 PM
Plenty to eat and drink. Our first big get together of the year. A chance for you to meet the Ideal 18 gang and hear about our plans for classes, cruises, clinics and racing in 2012. Bring an appetizer if you can. Come one, come all.

Team Racing
Tuesdays 5:45 PM - May/June
Learn by doing! We focus on learning techniques and strategies. There is practice and Interclub racing for everyone interested. John Fallon will lead.

Gillespie Cup Regatta
Saturday, July 14 9:00 AM
This women’s event draws racers from Norwalk YC and neighboring clubs who share a day of fellowship and good racing. Come out to support the Norwalk women.

Founder’s Cup Regatta
Saturday, September 15 9 AM
The championship event of the NYC Ideal 18 racing season. With kites flying, this is a great event. Qualify by participating in the Sunday series races.

Awards Celebration
Saturday, October 13
A joint celebration with the big boat racers. Our last get together of the year. Congratulations all around.

Ideal 18 Committee

Gerry Tavolato, Chair
Charlein Megherby
Alan Alterman
Steve Gordon
Will Beery
Anne Fisher
Hanna Bigosinski
Ellen Bobka
John Fallon
Port Draper

James Fisher
David Keyes
Liz Rubin
Tom Sabia
Frank Sewell
Alex Sparkman
John Todd
Jim Travis
Steve Pinney