We regret to announce that the 2020 Neill Advanced Sailing Clinic is being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we were looking forward to some great sailing with wonderful kids and coaches, the health of all involved must be paramount. Given the uncertainty of where this pandemic will be in June, we felt that it was best to cancel the 2020 edition of this clinic with as much advanced warning as possible. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2021, and hope all our sailors, coaches, families and friends remain healthy in these challenging times.

– The Neill Clinic Committee

The mission of the Neill Advanced Sailing Clinic is to provide accomplished high school sailors with intense, high quality sailing instruction by top collegiate coaches.

Three and a half days of intense, on the water coaching, by successful college coaches followed by personal debrief sessions. This program consists of lectures and on-the-water drills including tactics, strategy, sail trim, boat speed, etc. Coaches utilize video footage, archival footage, chalk talks, land demos and on-the-water exercises. Additionally, our coach to boat ratio is low with one coach for four boats and attendees have the opportunity to work with all of our coaches.

The Neill Advanced Sailing Clinic is sponsored by the Chicago Yacht Club Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation.