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Winter Clinics Review

Over the last week I was able to take part in the winter clinics hosted by MBYC. The clinics were led by Chris, Jimmer, and Aine, and everyone, including myself had a great time on the water during beautiful San Diego afternoons. The first week I took part in the double handed clinic on Friday. The wind was light and slowly picked up during the course of the afternoon reaching about 8-9 knots. The primary focus of the double handed clinic was spinnaker work and boat handling. Most drills were completed on the water and involved spinnaker set ups and take downs along with an iconic drill to us juniors: ropes on tillers. In this drill, a rope is tied to our tillers so the skippers can only use

Heading into 2019 with Jr Commodore Diego...

We asked Jr Commodore and top Team MBYC sailor Diego Escobar to talk to us about his plans going into 2019 and other stuff... Team MBYC: You are currently at the Laser US Championship in Ft Lauderdale, Florida racing Radials. How's it going? Diego: I am currently sitting in 13th of 85 with two days still left of racing. This event has been extremely challenging due to the level of competition brought by Olympic hopefuls and past olympians, as well as the top youth talent, from several nations who are competing alongside me in this thrilling regatta. Team MBYC: As one of our top sailors at MBYC, what is it you're planning and looking forward to in 2019 as far as sailing goes? Goals? Travel? D

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