Join World Champion Eric Doyle For Facebook Live Chalk Talk

Join World Champion Eric Doyle For Facebook Live Chalk Talk

On Sail Trim and Tactics for Star North American Championship Success

Trim-for-speed primer slated July 20 1800PST at

July 12, 2018 -  California Yacht Club (CYC) will host North Sails and 1999 Star North American and World Champion Eric Doyle in a Facebook Live Chalk Talk on Sail Trim and Winning in Marina Del Rey July 20 at 6pm (pst) online Facebook LIVE, as competitors gear up for the August 14 to 19 Star North American Championships!

The Star North American Championship is a prestigious regatta where the best of the best come out to compete for the Silver Star and Championship title. Past winners include Olympians, World Champions and America’s Cup competitors, mixing bow-to-bow with local champions and racers. Yacht racing at this level brings everyone’s game up, and is why the Star boat is still considered the hallmark of a championship racer.

Doyle will be on site at CYC July 20 to host the live chat on trimming and strategy for racing the Star in the Santa Monica Bay. Doyle is a familiar face at CYC, competing in past events such as the annual King of Spain regatta, Star North Americans (2010), and the Olympic Trials (2008). He knows how to win in this venue!

“I am really looking forward to racing the Star North American Championships at California Yacht Club. The conditions in Santa Monica Bay are ideal for star sailing,” said Doyle. “Cal Yacht Club is famous for their fabulous hospitality and great Race Committee and management, and and the competition will be tight! I hope everyone who has the chance will take the opportunity to join us for some great competition and racing, and hope to see you there next month!”

Dozens of competitors have already entered the August 14 to 19 championship event at CYC. 

Many racers will travel from throughout the US and North America, so CYC organizers wanted to create an opportunity for a ‘chalk talk’ available to all entrants – and those just interested in improving their racing skills.

“We thought, ‘Why keep it a local event? Let’s open it to a world-wide audience!’” said Mary Stuyvesant, CYC’s Sail Committee Social Media Chair. “With Facebook Live, racers from all over the world can watch and even ask questions in real time. We think it is a great opportunity for the class throughout North American and beyond!”

“It should be fun – and we know people want to ask Eric questions – as he typically provides answers and comments on his own sail trim, when asked about it on his Facebook photos.”

CYC also welcomed sponsors for the Star Class North American Championship regatta: Platinum Sponsor - Denison Yachting; Gold Sponsors - Helly Hanson and North Sails; and Silver Sponsors - and MAP Strategic Wealth Advisors.

"Denison is excited about the opportunity to support a world-class event with such an unrivaled history and stature among sailing's elite," said Denison Yachting CEO Nereus Dastur. "Star Class Regattas are known for bringing together top-tier sailors from all walks of competitive sailing, and the Star North American Championship is sure to be a thrill to watch – full of memorable moments on the water."