Sail Charlevoix and Charlevoix Yacht Club are pleased to sponsor a racing seminar with pro sailor Tom Babel of Traverse City. The event is 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Charlevoix Yacht Club on Tuesday, June 26.
Babel has over forty years of sail making, sailboat racing and coaching experience. He will emphasize strategy, crew organization and the big picture as well as important details to ensure top-notch racing performance. That includes preparation, pre-race strategy, starting, the first beat and applicable racing rules.
Babel grew up sailing in Traverse City, where he still lives. Now the owner of Tom Babel Sailing Services, he serves as tactician, coaches, and consults throughout the United States. He started in the sailmaking business in 1973 and has been racing and teaching ever since. His numerous victories and accomplishments include wins in the Chicago to Mackinac races, Port Huron to Mackinac races, M.O.R.C., S2 7.9 North American Champion and a 5th in J-24 Worlds. Tom’s expertise covers the spectrum from big boat racing on down to Lasers.
The event is free to Sail Charlevoix students and staff and all Charlevoix Yacht Club members.
All others are welcome with a $5.00 donation to the Sail Charlevoix student lifejacket replacement fund. Doors open are 6:15 p.m. June 26 at the Charlevoix Yacht Club, 209 Ferry Ave., Charlevoix, MI 49720. Questions can be directed to Stan Carroll.