The North U Match Racing Master Class Series will be led by 5-time U.S. Match Racing Champion Dave Perry, and is underwritten by a generous grant from the late David Storrs, 2017 winner of the U.S. Match Racing Championship for the Prince of Wales Bowl and passionate supporter of match racing. As a result, the Series is FREE to sailors and umpires. Preference will be given to North American sailors and umpires should class size be an issue.
The purpose of the North U Match Racing Master Class Series is to give sailors and umpires as passionate about the sport as David Storrs was the opportunity to use this postponement of racing to do some deep dives into the more intricate and advanced aspects of what it takes to win a match race and championship. Too often sailors and umpires have just enough time to arrive at a regatta. No championship team in any other sport operates like that; and for that reason many good US match racers find it difficult to take their game to the next level.
The Series will give sailors and umpires the time to dive deeply into the *what* wins races, at a depth most people do not normally have the time to go to. And as a result, the participants in the Series will find their game significantly raised when the AP flag comes down!
The North U Match Racing Master Class Series is for sailors and umpires who have raced or umpired in a WS Grade 4 or higher event. Dave will run two classes a week on a parallel track, one Wednesday evening and one Sunday afternoon. If you would like to join us, please fill out this form and hit Submit at the end.
You will receive an email inviting you to participate in the Series and telling you which day your class will meet. The classes will begin the week of May 4.
Dave Perry will also be running the North U Welcome to Match Racing 101 Series for sailors and potential umpires who would like to learn more about this great sport. That will be a four (4) part series of one hour classes on Saturday afternoons at 4:00pm east coast time, beginning May 9, 2020. If you would like to join that class, please fill out and submit the Welcome to Match Racing 101 Series Form: https://form.jotform.com/201078791058055