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 partContinue reading “The Legendary Figaro 2”
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”
Brazil goes over the handlebars. Training for Worlds at ABYC. 2017
Checking the fit of some new mast track for the class-owned boat. Repairs and maintenance keep me busy. See you on the water soon! -Richard
High Performance Sailing by Frank Bethwaite Fast Handling Technique by Frank Bethwaite Bethwaite designed the 29er. His writing is dense, but enjoyable. The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey A short primer on sports Psychology. Cayard Notes Mental Imagery Psychological-Advice-for-Racing-Sailors SPORT PSYCHOLOGY Winter Video List 4 Excellent Videos from Willie McBride 2Niner SkiffContinue reading “Winter Reading List”
BY STUART STREULI / TUESDAY, 29 NOVEMBER 2016 / PUBLISHED IN OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FEATURED POST, OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT RECENT NEWS, OLYMPIC RECENT NEWS “Not only are [sailors] telling themselves to keep going, but now they have another voice—that isn’t a small whisper inside their head—telling them to ‘hike harder’ or ‘be moreContinue reading “Miami ODP Racing Camp Offers Best of Both Worlds”
Is this safe? Maybe not. Is it fun? You bet. One of life’s many paradoxes is most parents want their kids to simply be happy and safe. However, being safe often just doesn’t make people happy!? Uproarious laughter and the intense bonding that comes from memorable experiences usually comes from edgier moments.