What Is The Great Northern Skiff Squad?

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 Champs Regatta Report by Lauren Elder

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”

Winter Reading List

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”

Where are they now?

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.

GRUNTLED

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”