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  • St Thomas USVI

    The North U Mid-Winter Racing Clinics
    February 2–6 and March 9–13, 2022,/span>

    Join us for our 6th season of North U Mid-Winter Racing Clinics at the St Thomas Sailing Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    Two sessions will be offered: February 2–6 and March 9–13, 2022.
    Each clinic starts on a Wednesday and runs through Sunday. 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.

    Sign Up From This Page for MARCH Session (scroll down…)

    Click here to Sign Up the FEBRUARY for Session

    North U Risk Free Pre-Registration

  • Performance Race Week

    Offshore Sailing School at Pink Shell Resort, Ft Myers Beach FL
    Performance Race Week!
    April 24-30, 2022.

    Learn More Here…

    After a year’s delay Performance Race Week XX (Yes – 20!) starts with a welcome party and banquet on Sunday evening, April 11. You’ll spend the next five days developing and honing your racing skills with a combination of onboard coaching, seminars and video review. Saturday, April 17 is devoted to a championship regatta and awards banquet.

    Performance Race Week includes over 36 hours of sailing, and upwards of 60 starts. You’ll have a coach on board, and you’ll be sailing a Colgate 26 – a modern, lively, responsive boat that’s truly a pleasure to sail. Sign up individually, or as a team; but don’t miss it! Working the our partners at Pink Shell Resort we’ll be able to provide a safe and healthy environment where we can focus on sailing.

    Click here to find out more!


  • Marine Weather University – free goodies!

    Peter Isler & Chris Bedford
    Marine Weather University – free goodies!

    Marine Weather University’s Free Classroom Curriculum

    Free Material

    -Welcome to Marine Weather U
    -Announcing Marine Weather University – Press Release May, 2020
    -MWU Curriculum Complete Press Release – Oct, 2020
    -Why Should I Learn About the Weather? – I Have My Weather App! Full Lecture
    -and much more!

  • Course #1: Clouds & Marine Weather

    Peter Isler & Chris Bedford
    #1 Clouds & Marine Weather

    In this class we ask you to put down your smartphone and look up at the sky and learn to read the weather messages above you.

    You will learn
    -The importance of clouds
    -How clouds form
    -Cloud classifications
    -Cloud Identification
    -and much more!

  • Marine Weather University Fundamentals Course

    Peter Isler & Chris Bedford
    Marine Weather University Fundamentals Course

    MWU’s Fundamentals Course is comprised of eight classes – thoughtfully designed to raise your weather iQ in a sequential process that combines insightful instruction and world class content.

    Fundamentals Course:
    Eight Classes

    Course Topics
    Class 1 – Clouds and Marine Weather
    Class 2 – Clouds and winds around them
    Class 3 – Assessing the wind
    Class 4 – Mid-Latitude Weather Systems
    Class 5 – Satellite and Radar Interpretation
    Class 6 – Local/Regional Winds
    Class 7 – Weather Models
    Class 8 – The Internet & Marine Weather

  • Cruising and Seamanship Workbook

    Much has changed since the first edition of the Cruising & Seamanship Workbook. There have been improvements in sails, boats, and gear; and of course a revolution in electronics and navigation.  What has not changed is the role of the sailor to assure a safe, enjoyable passage. Learn the latest in Cruising & Seamanship skills with the all new 4th edition  Cruising and Seamanship WorkBook.

    Ships May 15.
    Pre-Order Now for an introductory discount.

    USD$39.95 USD$29.95
  • North U Tactics Kindle Edition

    Performance Racing Tactics
    by Bill Gladstone
    Kindle Edition
    The most complete book on modern racing tactics, Performance Racing Tactics now available as a Kindle Book.

    The seventh edition covers tactics, rules, weather, and strategy in 180 information-packed pages. The fast moving, easy to follow format is accessible to all readers. Rules are covered the way you use them – (ie upwind rules as part of upwind tactics). The content offers complete information for neophytes and insights which grab the attention of the saltiest dog. Quizzes and skill building sections show how to develop a race winning approach.

    An essential part of any racing sailors library, the Kindle Book comes in three volumes: I. Starting. II. Upwind and III. Downwind & Mark Rounding
    Special Introductory Price: Get all 3 Volumes for just $29.97!

  • Match Racing 101 On-Demand

    The North U Welcome to Match Racing 101
    On-Demand Webinar Series
    With Dave Perry

    The North U Welcome to Match Racing 101 Series is designed to introduce match racing to sailors and umpires with little or no match racing experience. A separate Match Racing Master Class is offered for experienced match racers.

    Welcome to Match Racing 101 is available Free and On-Demand.

    Yes: This is fun and FREE!

  • Match Racing Master Class – On-Demand

    The North U Match Racing Master Class
    On-Demand Webinar Series
    With Dave Perry

    The North U Match Racing Master Class Series is designed to give experienced sailors and umpires some deep dives into the more intricate and advanced aspects of what it takes to win a match racing championship. A separate Match Racing 101 series will also be offered.

    Match Racing Master Class is offered as On-Demand Recordings. There are nine sessions. Each session runs 90 minutes. You can also access Dave’s Intro to Match Racing series from the same link!

    View these FREE Webinar Recordings and take your game to the next level!

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