One of the building blocks of the French offshore sailing scene is a 33-foot boat with a carbon mast, 2 rudders, and some water ballast, called the Figaro 2. Follow this link to an interview with naval architect Marc Lombard, who won the design competition that led to the Beneteau Figaro 2, an integral part…Keep reading
Practice Schedule 2019
May 1 – June 15 & also September 7 – October 28
Every Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Rate Sheet (all numbers are per person)
$800 “Fall Season Pass” ($50/day) – Unlimited days 9/8 – 10/28
$300 Team-Member commitment – Choose any 4 days ($75/day)
$100/day drop-in with your own boat
$125/day drop-in rate includes 29er use of fleet boat.
$85/hour private lesson
Work-study, and sliding scale rates will be discussed individually.
All prices are per person.
Season Pass includes coaching at the Sail Newport Youth Challenge June 2&3
Limited space: For quality and safety we are limiting 5 (five) 29ers/coach. Your early signup is needed for scheduling. Pre-registration required.
Head Coach Richard Feeny
Here are videos and notes from the US Olympic Development Program mostly repeating my “homework assignment”: MAKE LOTS OF NOTES AND QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RACING AND HOW TO DO BETTER NEXT TIME.
More notes and videos from Willie:
- Champions do more – What are you doing above and beyond what your coach is asking you?
- Un-coached days are just as valuable as coached days, and a critical part of a successful program – How many days are you sailing without a coach?
- Need to develop the skill of compartmentalizing performance – What are you good at? What are you bad at? What do you need to focus on when you’re on the water by yourself?
April 2, 2017
29er Sailors and Parents Ahoy,
Thanks for all the input on schedule details. The next step is to follow this link to a google sheet where each sailor can put a “yes” or “no” under the days they intend to practice. Skippers and crews have separate rows. If one of you cannot attend the other one is welcome to attend and sail with someone else.
I have put an example row across the top. If you are unsure please put a “?”. You can right-click on a cell to put a comment if that seems appropriate. You can forward this to other sailors – word of mouth recruiting is the best. $75/sailor/day will be the drop-in rate.
With this information Kim Hapgood and I will make commitments to coaches and price “sessions”. You will be offered a discount if you sign up for a session (or group of practices). I will also be able to make a budget and price for the Worlds in California.
If you are making plans to work with another coach privately please send me an email or pick up the phone so I can price estimate how many boats will pay into these practices.
1 Change – the Wickford Regatta will replace the Skiff Girls Clinic.
We are excited to announce that 29ers and the new foiling UFO will make their first appearances at the Wickford Regatta. Very cool. Entries have been coming in fast with 22 entries in 7 classes. It looks like this is going to be a BIG YEAR.
GO TO WWW.WICKFORDREGATTA.COM TODAY AND REGISTER
See you in June!
Wickford Regatta Chairman
50 Pleasant Street
Wickford, RI 02852
December – Season Wrap-up
5 boats raced the “Halloween Howl” at Sail Newport, closing a successful fall practice season. Results and photos (thank you Lat Spinney) are below. Thank you Sail Newport for your support this fall!
Season Highlights: 2 new boat owners joined our squad, which now numbers 14 boats between New Hampshire and Fishers Island, NY. 4 boats loaded up on the ZIM trailer and are now in Miami where they participated in the ODP clinic over Thanksgiving holiday, and where they will race Open Orange Bowl.
If you are receiving this email you are invited. Bring your own boat, or come and rotate through the class-owned boat. We would like to have 1-2 “extra” sailors each week to rotate through, so everyone gets a water-break and lunch break on the coach boat. Pricing for the fall practices will be $75/sailor/day payable to Sail Newport.
Who We Are We are a bunch of sailors who love these tricky 29ers and we are lucky enough to be supported by parents and coaches who appreciate the difficulties and rewards the little skiffs offer. About 5 years ago a few sailors in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island area graduated from Optimists and decidedContinue reading “What Is The Great Northern Skiff Squad?”
Youth Championship 2018 29er Fleet Review By Lauren Elder The Youth Championship regatta hosted by the U.S sailing association is an amazing opportunity to compete with passionate, advanced group of sailors. I have many positive things to say about my experience at this regatta starting with the venue. Carolina Yacht Club is a beautiful facilityContinue reading “Youth Champs Regatta Report by Lauren Elder”
We have Louisa Chafee confirmed to coach 29ers at Sail Newport this Saturday from 10-4. Next Saturday Fred Strammer will coach. If you are receiving this email you are invited. Bring your own boat, or come and rotate through the class-owned boat. We would like to have 1-2 “extra” sailors each week to rotate through, so everyone gets a water-break and lunch break on the coach boat.
Pricing for the fall practices will be $75/sailor/day. Online payment to Sail Newport will be set up later today. Sailors borrowing boats should also contribute to the coach boat fuel fund. Of course if you are borrowing a boat you are expected to repair or replace anything that gets damaged and leave the boat better than you find it. ALL BOATS MUST BE TIED DOWN SECURELY WHEN YOU LEAVE.
I have identified a good used boat for sale in Kingston, Ontario with a trailer and lots of spares. $5,000 US. Let me know if you are interested. Zim only has 2 new boats remaining for sale. Contact Bob Adam for details.
I have confirmed our invitation to the November Olympic Development Clinic in Miami. The format will be similar to the clinic in Newport this June.
Gretchen Hibben is leaving her role as squad leader for the North East 29er fleet. Thank you, Gretchen. The fleet is 12.5 boats strong and growing. The class has asked me to be the interim squad leader.
I am organizing practices at Sail Newport on weekends beginningSaturday, September 10th ending late October. I will organize and drive a trailer to Florida for the winter season there and return it to Sail Newport in the spring. I will need some help from parents of sailors in various ways. For example finding coaches.
In addition to the privately owned boats we are lucky to have a fleet boat, provided by the 29er class. Email me to use the class boat. The Sail Newport boat is for use by the 420 race team there. So there will be sailing opportunities for those of you who don’t yet have a boat.
Pricing of practice will probably be coaches fee/number of sailors. Timing of practice will be 10 – 4 in September. Further details to follow.
29er 2016 – 2017 Eastern Schedule
September 10 First Sail Newport Fall Practice
September 17 2nd Sail Newport Fall Practice
September 24 3rd Sail Newport Fall Practice
October 1 4th Sail Newport Fall Practice
October 8-10 29er Clinigatta at Sail Newport
October 16 5th Sail Newport Fall Practice (Sunday)
October 23 6th Sail Newport Fall Practice (Sunday)
Nov 1 (approx) Trailer leaves Newport for Miami
Nov 12-13 Naples Cup (Gulf Coast, Florida)
Dec 3-4 Fall Harvest Regattas (Miami YC)
Dec 19-23 Clinic – East Meets West (Miami)
Dec 26-30 Open Orange Bowl (CGSC?)
January 14-16, 2017 Midwinters East (Miami YC Ocean?)
Approx May 15 – June 15 Sail Newport Spring Practice season
Mid-June Brooke E. Gonzalez Youth Clinic (by application early spring)
June 24 – 28, 2017 US Youth Champs (Corpus Christi, TX) Apply in February
Late June/Early July Cape Cod Training Camp (Wianno or Hyannis)
Estimated July 13-15 – Sail Newport Regatta
July 29-Aug 5, 2017 World Championships- Long Beach, CA
Alamitos Bay Yacht Club
August 14-17, 2017 CORK Kingston, Ontario
Olympic Development Program Training Camps
Nov 24-26 @ Coconut Grove, Miami. Joint Practice with all regional teams/coaches. Coaches run-regatta
Try It Out Clinics appropriate for new 29er sailors:
Martin County Sailing Center (dates TBD)
Key Biscayne Yacht Club – November 5-6 https://goo.gl/forms/X4QQezBdX6ajSihU2
Used boats: http://www.29ernorthamerican.org/classifieds/classifiedadsindex.shtml
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