Tactics Webinarwith Bill Gladstone

It takes more than great boat speed to win races. You need strong tactics and great boat speed. At a North U Tactics Webinar you’ll learn the essentials of Racing Strategy, Tactics, and Rules.


Sail Trim Webinar with Bill Gladstone

Speed wins races. The difference between mid-fleet and podium is just a couple percent. Get the critical increment of Fast at a North U Trim Webinar. Take part in a a Four Session Course lead by North U Director Bill Gladstone. SIGN UP NOW. Full refund if you cancel.


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Upcoming Events Winter 2021 features Advanced Racing Tactics, Performance Racing Week XX, Learn the Racing Rules 2024 and more.

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  • Tactics Seminar Eugene

    It takes more than great boat speed to win races. You need strong tactics and great boat speed. At a North U Tactics Seminar you’ll learn the essentials of Racing Strategy, Tactics, and Rules.

    – Sunday, April 24th, 2022
    – A day-long course led by veteran instructor Andrew Kerr
    – Starting Tactics to get a good start every time
    – Upwind Tactics to hit the shifts and sail in clear air
    – Downwind Tactics for spinnaker and non-spinnaker racing
    – Mark Rounding and Finishing Tactics

    Eugene Yacht Club
    26126 Bangs Road,
    Junction City, OR 97448

    Registration fee includes a simple lunch.

    RISK FREE Registration – FULL Refund if you cancel

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  • St Thomas USVI – March

    The North U Performance Race Weeks are
    FEBRUARY 6-10 and MARCH 6-10, 2023

    We all really enjoyed the course and it met/exceeded all of our expectations. I strongly suspect that you’ll see at least a couple of us back next year and we already have others who want to join!


    Join us for our 7th season of North U Performance Race Weeks at the St Thomas Sailing Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    Two sessions will be offered: February 6-10 and March 6-10, 2023.
    Looking to sign up for the February clinic? Click here

    Each clinic runs Monday to Friday. You’ll enjoy 5 days of racing instruction including a combination of on-the-water training and races, shoreside seminars and video review. with a coach on board helping you master all facets of racing trim, helming, spinnaker handling, and tactics utilizing a fleet of matched IC-24s.

    Register early (Risk Free) to hold your spot. These clinics sell out.

    North U Risk Free Pre-Registration
    COVID Vaccination REQUIRED

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  • St Pete Performance Race Week

    Performance Race Week!

    March 27-31, 2023
    St Petersburg Sailing Center, St Petersburg FL

    North U’s Performance Racing Week offers five days to develop and hone your racing skills with a combination of onboard coaching, seminars and video review. The clinic concludes with a championship regatta.

    North U’s Performance Racing Week includes over 27 hours of sailing, and upwards of fifty (yes, 50) starts. You’ll have a coach on board, and you’ll be sailing a J70 – one of today’s most popular one-design race boats. Sign up individually, or as a team; but don’t miss it!

    Sign Up NOW with North U Risk Free Registration to hold your space.

    * North U Risk Free Registration: FULL refund of your registration or deposit if you cancel before November 20, 2022.

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Our coaches and seminar leaders combine outstanding sailing skills with years of teaching experience. In combination with our decades of curriculum development and technical expertise, we are able to offer unmatched training for sailors at every skill level.


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