Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club and WSA will host a free Start Clinic for novices and experienced sailors to improve their starting skills.

10:00 a.m. — Unique perspectives on starting rules and strategies will be presented in the SMWYC Clubhouse during an informative Chalk Talk. Mentors and crew will then be teamed up with skippers.

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. — Repeated start sequences near the SS mark outside the MdR detached breakwater. Rolling five-minute start sequences will be held on the water. Afterward, a recap will be held at SMWYC.

There is no charge and sailors new to racing are encouraged. Coffee and pastries will be offered in the morning; burgers and hot dogs are available at the bar in the afternoon. A live band will be playing in the bar area after the video recap of the day’s activities.

All are welcome and encouraged regardless of club affiliation. Sign up as a skipper with crew, a skipper needing crew, crew looking for a ride, or if you just want to come to hear the Chalk Talk. For more information contact: Lee Rhoads: 310-455-2958, email

Register online!