CHarleston, SC

Welcome to American Sailing's Performance Race Week powered by North U. This clinic includes two days of on-the-water clinics, plus three days of racing at Charleston Race Week. Seasoned coaches will be onboard your J/22, for both training and racing, guiding you through every facet of regatta success: strategic planning, tactical positioning, starting, boat speed, trim, helming, boat handling, and more!

Apr 17-21, 2024
Charleston, SC
2,490 / person
Race Ready fleet of J22s
3 Day Regatta
2 Day On-The-Water Clinic
Coach Onboard for All 5 Days
Classroom Sessions
Video Debriefs
Bring Your Own Boat Options
Full Crew Discounts

“Performance Race Week is about getting faster and smarter, and while a sunburn will soon fade, the memories and the lessons will last a lifetime.”

Read the article by Dave Reed from Sailing World




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, etc. We will help you build on your strengths and improve in areas of weakness to become a better, more versatile racer.

The Clinic

The clinic teaches refined techniques to transform you from a racer into a winner.  Sailboat racing is a complex endeavor drawing upon a broad mix of skills. Every sailor has strengths and weaknesses in their skill set.  We’ll improve areas of weakness and build on your strengths to send you home a better, more versatile racer.  By having your coach on board we are able to focus on your particular skill set.

Photo credit: Christopher Howell

The Coaches

North U coaches combine championship racing skills with years of coaching experience. With just four 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.


The Boats - J/22

The J/22 is a comfortable, responsive one-design boat. The refined layout and full set of sail controls make the J/22 an great platform to learn and hone your racing skills. The fin keel, fractional rig, and symmetric spinnaker provide great performance across the full range of conditions. We’ll be racing in our own fleet of 10 matched boats so you’ll see the impact of every change in trim and every tactical move - for better or worse… That’s how we learn.

Photo credit: Christopher Howell

The Regatta

Charleston Race Week is one of the premiere events on the racing calendar. We’ll be fully immersed in the regatta while racing in our own 10 boat fleet. 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.

Photo credit: Christopher Howell
"The program was exceptional! The onboard coaches are the best out there and the racing drills help improve your sailing & racing skills. Plus every day is followed up with an extensive review. Whether you want a refresher course, or you want to participate in world-class regattas, this is the program for you."RG & SG ~ Miami, FL

The Details


Apr 17th - 18th: Pre-Regatta Clinic

  • Morning Class Session
  • Afternoon On-the-Water training
  • Video Debrief

Apr 19th - 21st: Charleston Race Week

  • Morning Pre-Brief
  • Regatta Sailing
  • Post-Race Video Debrief

What's Included

  • Fully equipped J/22s

  • A Two Day Clinic Prior to the Regatta
  • The Three Day Regatta
  • A North U Coach On Board for both the Clinic & Regatta
  • Regatta Entry Fee
  • Daily Debriefs

What's Not Included

  • Travel & Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Personal Sailing Gear
    (bring your PFD and Racing Watch)


Risk Free Registration
Pay a $500/person deposit to reserve your space today and your payment will be fully refundable until January 15th, 2024.

Payment Due Dates
All registrations must be paid in full by February 2nd, 2024.

Refunds / Cancellations
Payments/Deposits will be refunded in full if a reservation is canceled before January 15th, 2024. Refunds may be available after this deadline but only in situations where we are able to fill the space.


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