Regatta Experience – Charleston Race Week: April 11-15, 2018

National One Design Sailing Academy and North U have joined forces to create the North U Regatta Experience where you race in a One-Design Fleet of 10 Flying Tiger 7.5s at select events.

Register now!


Your Regatta Experience Charter includes:

  • A Flying Tiger 7.5 with square-top main and masthead asymmetric spinnaker
  • A Two Day Clinic Prior to the Regatta
  • A North U Coach On Board for Both the Clinic & Regatta (*optional)
  •  Regatta Entry Fee
  • A One-Design Start During the Regatta
  • Daily Debriefs


Events (why limit yourself to only one?):

Helly Hansen St Pete NOOD Feb 14-18
Miami Sailing Week March 6-10
Charleston Race Week April 11-15
Helly Hansen Annapolis NOOD May 2-6


The North U Regatta Experience combines training in racing the high performance Flying Tiger 7.5 with coaching in every facet of regatta success: Strategic planning, tactical positioning, starting, boat speed, trim, helming, boat handling: Everything.


North U Coaches combine championship racing skills with years of coaching experience.  With just five sailors plus a coach on board you’ll get close personal attention.  Just to be clear: The coaches do not sail the boats.  You and your team do all the sailing.

No Coach:

You can also charter a Flying Tiger with no coach if you prefer.

Clinic Time:

Through a combination of open water sailing, solo, and group drills, practice starts, short course and full course races, dock demos, seminars and video review we make the most of the two days prior to the regatta to get your team up to full speed.  Then we go racing.

The Regatta

With our own One-Design start we’ll be racing head-to-head with (and against… grrrr) the other 9 Flying Tiger 7.5 teams!!  Your coach will be on board providing training in real time.  We’ll also have our video team on the water compiling footage for each day’s debrief.  In-competition coaching provides insights and training you can’t get in a pure clinic setting.

The Flying Tiger 7.5

Raced with a crew of five, the Flying Tiger 7.5 is a fast, comfortable, responsive, stable 25 foot sport boat featuring a square-top main and large masthead asymmetric spinnaker.  These boats are fast and fun.

North U

North U has been turning sailors into racers and racers into winners since 1980.  Whatever your level, we can raise your game. Sailboat racing is a complex endeavor: Trim, tactics, boat speed, helming, rules, sets, jibes, douses, wind-shifts, current, waves, chop, weight placement, downwind angles, rig tuning, wind shadows, starting, heavy air, light air ….  Each of us has strengths and weaknesses.Let us help you build on your strengths and improve in areas of weakness to become a better, more versatile racer.Bring your questions.  Leave with skills.


North U Coaches combine championship racing skills with years of coaching experience.  With just five sailors plus a coach aboard each boat you’ll get close personal attention.  Just to be clear: The coaches will NOT be sailing the boats.  You and your team do all the sailing.

Fees ($US)
Full 5 Days: Clinic, Regatta, Boat, Coach:             $6600*
Full 5 Days: Clinic, Regatta, Boat, Coach for clinic only:      $5700*
Full 5 Days: Clinic, Regatta, Boat, NO Coach:      $5200*
* This is the full boat fee for a team of 5 (or 4). You can sign up as a full crew or as an individual ($1499) with coaching.  Damage deposit required on boats without coaches.  Space is limited to 10 boats and 50 sailors.

To Sign Up

St Pete NOOD Info & Registration Form

Miami Sailing Week Info & Registration Form

Charleston Race Week Info & Registration Form

Annapolis NOOD Info & Registration Form

Or visit

Or Call:
1D Sailing/ North U Regatta Experience at:

Your Regatta Experience Charter includes
Fully Equipped Flying Tiger 7.5
A Two Day Clinic Prior to the Regatta
A North U Coach On Board for both the Clinic & Regatta (*optional)
Regatta Entry Fee
A One-Design Start During the Regatta
Daily Debriefs

What’s NOT included
Travel, Accommodations, Meals, Personal Gear (bring your PFD).

Enrollment is limited!
More Info and Registration through National One Design Sailing Academy.

A Testimonial from the St Pete NOOD:
Just a quick note to say how pleased I was with the Regatta Experience at the St Pete NOOD.
My bother-in-law really enjoyed having Bobby on board and for the first time raced against a very competitive group of sailors in a one design fleet.
I have been racing for about 35 years and did not know what to expect but it was above and beyond.  I could not believe the knowledge, detail and patience of your team .
If you need a review posted anywhere just show me where I and will be your biggest fan as anyone and everyone could learn something from this experience.  Plus it is a great deal for anyone wanting to race in a one design fleet hassle free !

All the best
Terry McKenna

Event Details

Start date: April 11, 2018

End date: April 15, 2018

Venue: Charleston, SC

Coordinates: 32.845687, -79.999834