Problem: Too much racing in sailing instruction and not enough seamanship, adventure, and free sailing. Action: Learn Seamanship Seamanship is the art of caring for and moving boats. It is an art because the wind and the current are always changing and recombining in new ways. Action: Just Sail. Learn your boat. Learn about yourContinue reading “GRUNTLED”
Why does Olympic development matter? It provides a pathway for young talent. While not everyone’s cup of tea, this path is rewarding for some individuals, and inspirational to a larger group. Successful Olympic development yields sustainable Olympic success. The USA is a sailing nation and it should matter how we do on the international stage.Continue reading “Culture of Excellence”
ODP Camp Recap: Sail Newport 29er Clinic BY STUART STREULI / WEDNESDAY, 29 JUNE 2016 / PUBLISHED IN OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FEATURED POST, OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT RECENT NEWS, OLYMPIC RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS ODP 29er Clinic June 24 to 26, 2016 Sail Newport, Newport, R.I. Two decades ago, the United States got aContinue reading “29ers on the loose”
29er The 29er class website is active (29ernorthamerican.org — including used boats). Meanwhile, the Florida 29er fleet is training regularly from the US Sailing Center Miami and would like more boats. Next event is in MiamiApril 3-4, Friday and Saturday this week, “Midwinters East”. Leandro has spots reserved for girls in the boats you sailed.Continue reading “Miami Try It Out Follow Up”
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#89938 complete with 3:1 vang, wooden tiller, full-rig sail only. In this photo we are double-handed and keeping it flat!
Image credit Surf Gear Ltd http://www.cheapsurfgear.com/blogs/surf-news “A boat, by God, its just a gleamin’ beautiful creation.And when you pull the sail up on a boat, you’ve got alittle bit of really somethin’ God-given. Man, it goesbleetin’ off like a bird wing, you know, and there’snothin’ else like it.” Clark Mills, designer of the Optimist
Bristol Harbor is a great place to mess around in boats.