WIMRA Worldwide Women's Match Racing Clinics

(Sponsored By WIMRA in conjunction with North U)

The Women's International Match Racing Association has joined forces with North U to offer a series of introductory clinics world wide. To encourage interest in women's match racing, WIMRA will bring some of the sport's best champions, including Liz Baylis, Dave Perry, Katie Spithill and Molly Carapiet, to share their expertise with the growing group of women's sailors looking to win in match racing.

As WIMRA Executive Director Liz Baylis explains, “We’ve seen a ground swell of interest in match racing and we are working to ride that wave. Our intent is to attract sailors and racers who are curious to learn about this exciting facet of our sport. At the conclusion of each clinic, we predict that they will be converted from ‘sailors’ to ‘match racers’ and be excited about joining the ranks of match racers competing around the world.”


For more information and to sign up: WIMRA/North U Match Racing Clinics


The 2011 Clinic Schedule :

  • March 8-12, 2011 (as part of Sundance Cup)- Fort Worth Boat Club, Fort Worth, Texas, USA Venue
  • May 5-8, 2011 (as part of Nations Cup Regional Final) - Royal Cape YC, Cape Town, South Africa - Venue

Possible Venues Later This Year (in planning stages) - Argentina, China, Dubai, Israel, Peru, and/or ???

If you are interested in hosting a clinic in 2011, please contact:

    Liz Baylis, WIMRA Executive Director, at

    or Bill Gladstone, North U Director, at


Clinics in Prior Years:

  • US Sailing Center Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA Venue
  • Valle De Bravo, Mexico Organizers
  • Richmond YC, Richmond, California, USA Venue
  • Kaneohe YC, Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA Venue
  • Fort Worth Boat Club, Fort Worth, Texas, USA Venue
  • Lake Virginia, Rollins College, Florida, USA Venue
  • Club Corinto, Lake Ilopango, El Salvador Venue
  • Indian River YC, Cocoa, Florida, USA Venue
  • Rochester YC, Rochester, New York, USA Venue
  • Cleanport d.o.o., Marina Izola, Izola, Slovenia Venue
  • Busan Sailing Federation, Busan, Korea Venue
  • Iate Clube Do Rio De Janeiro, Rio De Janiero, Brasil Venue
  • Knickerbocker YC, Manhasset Bay, New York, USA Venue
  • Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Auckland, New Zealand Venue
  • Clube Naval Charitas, NiterĂ³i, Rio De Janiero, Brasil Venue
  • St Maarten Yacht Club, St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles Venue
  • Royal BVI Yacht Club, Tortola, British Virgin Islands Venue
  • Yacht Club Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina Venue
  • Royal Cape YC, Cape Town, South Africa - Venue


For more information about the other educational programs run by North U: