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  1. Newport Coast

    Exciting High School Sailing Dinghy

    For the same reason younger people don't play pacman or drive Chevy Novas?
  2. Newport Coast

    Offshore racing at the Olympics 2024

    More likely a $50k keelboat that ships 6 to a 40 foot container. Doublehanded, 2x bang for the buck vs a tricked out D-Fantastica
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    Test Sailing the RS 21

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    Looking for an single or doublehanded boat

    Fleets of a dozen at UCLA, UC Irvine and Courageous Sailing Ctr in Boston. A bunch at UC Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Sac State, Pacific YC Honolulu. Popular to replace Holders, Capri 14s, Lidos By active, racing? Yes for sure at UCLA in MdR.
  5. Newport Coast

    "fu ws" (from the front page)

    Aero is epoxy infused woven glass, carbon, PU foam core. Not rtm (rotomold)
  6. Newport Coast

    Test Sailing the RS 21

    No vids yet in short steep chop upwind, all in good time.
  7. Newport Coast

    Looking for an single or doublehanded boat

    RS Quest might fit the bill, scoots with the kite up.
  8. Newport Coast

    Test Sailing the RS 21

    Make sure the container is 40 feet !
  9. Newport Coast

    Racing/family dinghy

    Check out the RS Quest. Has asymmetric and trapeze options, but tame enough for kids. Fleets at community sailing centers in San Diego, Newport Beach, Marina del Rey, Santa Barbara
  10. Newport Coast

    Racing/family dinghy

    RS 500 & RS Quest
  11. Newport Coast

    Coaching / Parent boat for sailing with kids on Opti
  12. Newport Coast

    Youth evolution in sailing

    Data, actual retention / conversion data - very hard to control for external variables. I think you're right to question the type of equipment at younger ages, well before HS or college. Judging by the "throughput" to adult racing, and for US Olympic Sailing, a lot of room for growth. The versatility of modern boats is promising, self-rescue, no bailing, durable, simple One-Design The Tera has quietly built a dozen fleets in California and Colorado and is reconnecting youth from clubs that dropped off the radar over a decade ago.
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    Youth evolution in sailing

    Bics, Teras too.
  14. Yep, the Quest is more stable for beginners, much more the right boat at the right time. RS has sold 1200 in two years. A lot can change in a decade, the VIsion was so 2004.