Welcome to the first installment of the 2020 Season Preview. In this series of articles, we will be taking an in depth look at regattas on the 2020 calendar, including US Sailing Championships, USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals, and Class Association regattas.
This article is brought to by US Sailing in partnership with TrueSport If you have a picky athlete who doesn’t love the taste of water, or just one who’s constantly on the go and bad at remembering to regularly sip from a water bottle, it can be tricky to make sure that he or she…Read More
By Jess Haverstock and Cindy Moen of Lake Minnetonka Sailing School Social media platforms are powerful promotional tools for sailing schools, yacht clubs and sailing organizations to reach the sailing audience. Sure, you have a Facebook page. Okay, you are on Instagram. Now how do you positively and meaningfully engage with your audiences to reinforce…Read More
The endeavor of challenging yourself to go beyond your comfort zone can further develop your sailing skills, leading to greater results from both a competitive perspective and your mindset. Registering for a new regatta, sailing in a new fleet and traveling to a new venue are all unique elements that push you outside your comfort zone but will ultimately help you to achieve success!
The United States Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) recently announced changes to the National Optimist Development Program, with a focus on growing the number of sailors participating and offering USODA training at the regional level. The new program structure was announced on the USODA website on April 7th: “The USNT Committee is excited to announce…Read More
By John Pearce and Ariana Smaldone On Saturday, February 2nd youth sailors Will Levy, Mallory Edwards, and Sydney Monahan, ages 16, 17, and 18 respectively, took command of a room full of sailing leaders at the National Sailing Program Symposium (NSPS) in Jacksonville, Florida. Their panel discussion, titled “Ask Kids What They Want,” took place…Read More
To US youth sailors ages 16-20 interested in some competitive match racing: We encourage you to request an invitation to attend the 2019 U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship for the Rose Cup, also commonly referred to as "The Rose Cup." The 2019 USYMRC is taking place at the San Diego Yacht Club in San…Read More
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Competitive racing, high-performance coaching, and camaraderie are all elements of success at the U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship. Sailors travel from around the country to attend the Championship and “be a part of the legacy,” as US Sailing Team Member and past winner of the Leiter Trophy, Paige Railey noted. The U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship for the Leiter Trophy, commonly referred to as “the Leiter,” is a unique event where junior Laser Radial and Laser 4.7 (a new addition for the 2019 regatta) women sailors encourage each other to achieve their sailing goals while creating lasting relationships with the sailors and coaches around them.
Registration is now open for the U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship and U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship. The U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship for the Leiter Trophy is scheduled for July 8 – 13, 2019, at Richmond Yacht Club (Richmond, Calif.). The U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship for the Ida Lewis Trophy is July 19 – 24, 2019 at the San Diego Yacht Club (San Diego, Calif.). Both of the championships will feature two days of clinic instruction led by US Sailing endorsed high-performance coaches and three days of competitive racing.
New fleet additions for the 2019 Championships include a Laser 4.7 fleet for the Leiter and a 29er fleet for the Ida Lewis. Other fleets represented at the regattas are Club 420s and Laser Radials.