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.
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”
Annual Clinic Series Organized by the ODP Next editions: Miami – March 11-12 Newport, RI – June 10-11 2015 Clinic Announcement 29er Girls Clinic May 1-3, 2015 At Coronado Yacht Club Coaches: Willie McBride, Molly Vandemoer, Paris Henken Cost: Free Capacity: 12 – 16 Sailors depending on how many bring their own boats Time:Continue reading “Skiff Girls”
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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