Crimson Sailing Academy

The Advanced Team Racing Clinic is a clinic designed for the high school, junior sailing or college club team racer who wants to raise his/her game to a higher level. The clinic will cover the fundamental attitude, the overall plan and the fine details of execution required to team race at the highest level. These three elements have been the foundation for success for teams in high school, college and at the international level. The clinic will include classroom, video, and on-the-water sessions. Sailing will take place in Harvard's fleet of 420 dinghies. Come as a skipper, pair or team. A minimum of 6 boats (12 sailors) is required for the clinic to proceed. No housing is provided.

This clinic is designed for participants who have team raced before and have a basic understanding of team racing theory and techniques. They should be looking to learn the sophisticated strategies and high level execution required to be successful in collegiate team racing. This is not an introductory clinic.


Skippers can register without a crew, although we recommend that skippers come with a crew. If skippers come alone, skippers must be prepared to split their time between crewing and skippering. Crews must come with a skipper.

Space is limited and will be reserved on a first-come first-served basis. A minimum of 12 sailors (6 boats) is required for the clinic to proceed. The first 19 sailors registered are guaranteed a slot. The clinic may be expanded, to a maximum of 43 sailors providing additional coaches are available.


This year we are running 2 team racing clinics scheduled for the summer. The first clinic, ATR-2, is a two-day clinic scheduled in July, the weekend before the CJ Buckley Regatta in Rhode Island. The second clinic, ATR-3, is a Tuesday through Thursday, three-day clinic scheduled at the end of August.

July 2024
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 ATR
- 2 29 30 31

Advanced Team Racing - 2 days

July 27, Saturday
8:30-9:30 Swim Test at Blodgett Pool
9:30-5:00 Clinic at Sailing Center
July 28, Sunday
8:30-5:00 Clinic at Sailing Center

Fee: $300 per sailor. $260 if registered before June 27.

Clinic Status (pending/will proceed): will proceed, expanded to 2 coaches and 31 sailors

Sailors registered: 30 of 31.


August 2024
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 ATR - 3 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Advanced Team Racing - 3 days

August 20, Tuesday
9:00-9:30 Swim Test at Malkin Pool
9:30-4:00 Clinic at Sailing Center
August 21-22, Tuesday-Thursday
9:00-4:00 Clinic at Sailing Center

Fee: $450 per sailor. $390 if registered before July 20.

Clinic Status (pending/will proceed): will proceed, Clinic full - waitlist only

Sailors Registered: 19 of 19



Registration - Four Requirements

  1. 1.

    The sailor must be at least 14 years old.

  2. 3.

    To reserve a spot, full payment must be made. If paying by credit card, please email us so we can send you a link for payment. If paying by check, make the check payable to Crimson Sailing Academy. Mail all materials to

    Crimson Sailing Academy
    P.O. Box 335
    Belmont, MA 02478

  3. 2.

    The clinic registration form must be completed:


  4. 4.
    Swim Test

    Harvard regulations require that all sailors must demonstrate adequate swimming ability by passing the Harvard Recreational Boating Swim Test on the first day of the clinic. The test consists of: Jump or dive into deep water. Surface and swim 100 continuous yards using either front crawl or breaststroke while demonstrating rhythmic breathing. Tread water for 2 minutes.


This is a day clinic only. No accommodations are provided. Housing in the Cambridge/Boston area can be expensive. We recommend booking your housing early. The Internet websites are a good source for deals on hotels.

Cancellation Policy

Drop off / Pickups

Bring to Clinic

Please bring the following personal items to make the experience more enjoyable.


Please bring lunch. Refrigeration is available. Lunchtime is sometime between 12:00 and 2:00 pm.


Valuables may be stored in lockers at the sailing center. You must provide your own padlock.


home | summer camp | team racing | facilities | staff | jobs | about us