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In Topic: Sailing & Millennials that just don't get it.

03 December 2016 - 08:28 PM

Another junior team that is sailing against the big boys.


In Topic: Malcome Page appointed head of US Olympic sailing team

01 December 2016 - 01:29 PM

Ouch!  I agree the US Olympic sailing needs lots of help but I don't think getting rid of college sailing is the problem or going to happen.   For those who have olympic dreams I agree they will need to forgo college sailing and concentrate on the olympic equipment.


FYI college sailing has many more than six boats on the line.  At some schools they get 15+ out just for practice.

Not Coached more of a CEO role. But i am sure he will be bringing a few over as your coach's are obviously shithouse. The first thing you need to do is get rid of the retarded collage team sailing bullshit and get your youth sailors to learn real sailing. You know with kites and more than 6 boats on the start line...



In Topic: Melges 24 Worlds

01 December 2016 - 01:21 PM

I think they heard you since most crew lists at least at the top are now updated.



bummer that some of these owners have such little respect for their crews that they cant even add their names to the yacht scoring scratch sheets (except for someone like Bora who i'm sure legitimately didnt have the time...)

In Topic: How do you get Junior Sailors in your (adult) sail program?

30 November 2016 - 09:39 PM

For our program the trick was getting a dedicated J105 and having the juniors take over, not just be crew, and have a coach aboard.  The coach needs to make it fun, but also  teach the kids along the way.   For the J105 we ususally had one adult aboard.  Always a mixed sex crew.  


After a few years they were good enough to tackle the Newport to Bermuda race with good results.  Here is a picture of the team sailing in the onion patch in Bermuda.  Note adults aboard are hiking, one is in the back coaching and the kids are driving and trimming.  On High Noon we had three adults aboard.


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In Topic: Vendee Globe 2016?

30 November 2016 - 08:54 PM

And looks like HB is pushing the boat much much harder while BP is just cruising along.

The foil must really help since HB is really on her ear in this vid!!