While we wait for our sailors to arrive today, we want to announce our fantastic line up of speakers!

Thursday evening features Taylor Canfield, head of the USOne Sailing Team, Flight Controller on the US GP 50 Team, Skipper of the Stars & Stripes Americas Cup Challenge, World Match Race Tour Champion, four time winner of the Congressional Cup, and much more! Taylor is a great sailor and has his roots in youth sailing. Come learn about his path to professional sailing!

Saturday evening we will meet Malcolm Page, Chief of the US Sailing Olympic Program, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and considered one of the most successful Australian sailors ever. Malcolm has high goals and a clear vision for the future of the US Olympic Sailing Team. Come hear about how this vision will impact youth sailing in the United States.

Both programs begin at 6:30 pm at the Belmont Station Sailing School.

The 2019 Neill Clinic Schedule has been posted.  Please visit the Schedule page.


We are thrilled to announce some of the 2019 Neill Advanced Sailing Clinic Coaches:

Head Coach:
Bill Healy            (Yale)

Assistant Coaches:
Ali Blumenthal  (Dartmouth)
Ian Burman        (Navy)
Morgan Collins  (Old Dominion)
Charles Higgins (Tulane)
Bill Ward             (St. Mary’s of Maryland)

The 2019 Neill Clinic will be held from Thursday, June 6 to Sunday, June 9 .  We know that some schools are running later because of snow and cold days – unfortunately we were not able to change the Clinic dates.

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.