Surf City Yacht Club C420 Clinic

Surf City Yacht Club is offering a C420 clinic created to advance the level of C420 racing on Long Beach Island and to give young sailors a head start on the summer sailing season.
Race Information
Event Dates June 28 – July 1
Registration Window Closed
Boat Classes C420
Capacity Limited
Registration Fee $800 (per boat)

Surf City Yacht Club C420 Clinic

June 28 to July 1, 2017

Notice of Race


Surf City Yacht Club is offering a C420 clinic created to advance the level of C420 racing on Long Beach Island and to give young sailors a head start on the summer sailing season. This is our second year of running this very popular spring clinic. Sailors will receive exposure to high level coaching. We are very excited to welcome Kevin Jewett, Ward Cromwell, and Augie Dale-Jewett as our coaches this year.


June 28th to July 1st, 2017 @ the Surf City Yacht Club, in Surf City, NJ.

Boats can be dropped off June 27th and can be rigged prior to the event.


This clinic is held in Club 420’s and is a “bring your own boat” clinic.


This clinic is intended for sailors 14 – 18 years of age with advanced skills and prior experience in a C420. Sailors should be able to handle a spinnaker and trapeze. This clinic will have a cap and spots will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.


This four-day clinic will concentrate on boat speed, handling, tactics, strategy, on-water drills, and fitness for the Club 420. Each day will begin with at 8AM with breakfast followed by rigging and on shore demos focused developing proper trapeze technique, spinnaker handling and communication between helm and crew.

On the water, we will break into groups to focus on boat speed and proper sail trim through all points of sail. Groups will come together for starting and short course races focused time developing specific boat handling skills.

There’ll be an onshore debrief at the end of each day followed by dinner. Kids will need to arrive in ready to sale with a refillable water bottle for the day. Lunch will be on the water.


Entry Fee: $800 per boat (includes skipper and crew). Registration must be made by registering on the SCYC website ( no later than May 1, 2017. This is a first come first serve event. Boat launching by lift and ramp is available. Housing is available on a limited basis.


Michelle Green (Event Organizer)
Cell – 609-377-4076 Email –

Anthony Mercurio (Event Organizer)
Cell- -908-723-9985 Email –

Event Schedule
Wednesday June 28, 2017

7:30 – Registration/Breakfast
8:00 – Welcome & group briefing re day’s practice plan
9:30 – Boats must be fully rigged and ready to be launched
9:30 – Tuning/ rigging Inspection
10:00 – 4:30 On the Water
4:30 – Debrief
5:00 – Sailors released
6:00 – Dinner

Thursday June 29th & 30th, July 1st 2017

8:00 – Report time/Breakfast
8:30 – Boats must be rigged and ready to be launched
12:00- Lunch and Break
4:30 – Debrief
5:00 – Sailors released
6:00 – Dinner

Saturday July 1, 2017

3:00 – Estimated Finish

About Coaches

Kevin Jewett has sharing his passion for sailing for over 25 years. He was a two time Collegiate Sailing All American at St Mary’s College, has gone on to win National Championships in E and A Scow Classes and finished 3rd at two Olympic trials in the 49er and Boardsailing classes. In 2016 serving as tactician his team on Kuai won the North American Tour and aboard Blind Squirrel their team finished 7th at their first World Championship. Kevin is a US Sailing Level 2-3 Instructor trainer and has years of experience as program director and head racing coach.

Augie Dale-Jewett has a strong resume starting in the Optimist where he fought his way to the top level, competing at the North American’s in his final year in the class. From there he went on to success in the Club 420 Class with multiple top 5 finishes at major regattas on the circuit and a victory at the Hyannis Regatta in 2013. He spent his Freshman and Sophomore year at Old Dominion University where he competed as the B Division helmsman for the varsity team. After helping the team qualify for a spot at the Dinghy Nationals he went on to win a very the B Division to and helped his team secure a top 5 overall. He’s served as a private and team coach for multiple organizations and is a strong communicator, always connecting with is students.

Ward Cromwell is in his eleventh season with the College of Charleston and eighth as head coach of the nationally-recognized program. He previously worked at the Southern Yacht Club, where he served as sailing director and head coach since 2000. A 1999 graduate of Old Dominion University, Cromwell was a part of a Monarch sailing team that won the ICYRA Team Race Championship and the ICYRA Dinghy Championships in 1998. That year, he was named All-American Honorable Mention. Cromwell was a member of the US Sailing team and placed third in the 470 Class Olympic Trials.

We are thrilled to have Kevin, Ward, and Augie leading this clinic.