The TGIF Racing Training Clinic is meant to be a fun evening to encourage sailors to take guests or fellow members out sailing without the stress of competitive racing. Our TGIF event offers a calm, safe, non-shouting environment on board so you can enjoy the experience of sailing in a fleet while learning sail trim techniques, helming and tactics.

Our goals:

  • To foster skill development for ALL sailing levels
  • To provide a “no-intimidation” atmosphere for novice racers
  • To help novice sailors adopt and grow our sport.

It is not necessary to be a skilled sailor to join us in this event or even know how to race. The objective is to help sailors and crew develop their skills so that they feel equipped and comfortable taking part in our other club races.


5:30pmSkippers and Crew shall come to the Clubhouse lounge on the 2nd floor where a ground theory portion of the training will take place consisting of a brief review from the previous session as well as new training material.

5:55pm – We prepare a new race course each week using SLVYRA buoys. Boats are assigned their individual start times for the pursuit start.

Navigation data on buoy location and their bearings can be found here:

6:00pm – Boat preparation and setup (we suggest doing this before 5:30pm).

6:25pm – Planned warning signal for a 45-60 minutes race. Starting area is shown below.

After the race, we gather on the patio for our popular Friday night BBQ!

If the race is canceled due to unfavourable weather, the ground theory portion will be extended to 7:00pm.

Additional race information can be found here:

Our TGIF participants are part of a Whatsapp group. Please contact the Fleet Captain to be added.