The Doris Colgate Inaugural Junior Women’s Laser Clinic & Cup

Doris Colgate’s name is synonymous with women’s sailing. Her passion for sailing has created women’s sailing associations and mentoring programs for at-risk girls. She has also developed team building programs for middle school youth. Author, entrepreneur, program developer, and sailor, Doris remains a champion for sailing and for opportunities to empower women through sailing. When Edison Sailing Center decided to host a Junior Women’s Laser Clinic, only one name came to mind as the honoree for the event: Doris Colgate!

World class coaches from around the country will be on hand to provide on and off-the-water coaching and feedback. In addition, the sailors will have access to nutrition counseling and fitness routines to enhance their performance. Following the day and a half clinic, the sailors will compete in the first annual Doris Colgate Cup for Junior Women Sailors.

This inaugural event is open to Junior Women Laser Sailors ( 4.7 or Radial ). This year we are limiting the event to 20 sailors to provide as much individual coaching & feedback as possible. Clinic Tuition is $200 inclusive. The fee includes coaching racing, “room & board”, use of a Laser sailboat and equipment (unless
the sailor wishes to bring her own). Sailors may register online at or through Regatta Network.

Sailors will be housed with Host Families (families of youth sailors and/or Junior Women Laser sailors). It is important that Organizers know of any medical conditions &/or allergies (pets, foods, environmental, etc.) that would assist them in making housing assignments. Host Families will arrive at ESC before dinner to get acquainted with their assigned sailor(s). For those who wish to make this a family get-away, the Best Western Waterfront (239.997.5511) is offering a reduced hotel rate for the two nights. Please call the hotel directly and let them know you are with the Colgate Clinic at ESC.

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