Rules with Rocky: Understanding Current & Tide on the Racecourse

This month we are going to learn about current on the racecourse. To understand current on the racecourse, you need to understand the difference between CURRENT and TIDE!

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The Art of Making Confident Tactical Decisions by Nic Baird

Professional sailing coach, Nic Baird, discusses the decision-making aspects of sailing and how confidence and uncertainties can impact your tactical decisions on the racecourse.

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WATCH NOW on The Starboard Portal: Ask Youth Sailors What They Want – Youth Advisory Board Panel with John Pearce

It’s the #1 rule in business: know your customer. Yet it’s easy for coaches, parents, and youth sailing leaders to overlook simply asking the kids what they want. This panel puts the kids in control, with a group of US Sailing Youth Advisory Board members sharing their perspectives on what kids want, how youth sailing is changing in 2020, and the future of youth sailing. Click to watch the recorded presentation from Tuesday night!

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Training in Times of Isolation

Professional sailing coach, Mike Ingham, discusses how to stay engaged in the sport of sailing during these uncertain times when opportunities to get out on the water are limited. Learn more about Mike’s five-week training program!

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Rules with Rocky: Understanding Leverage on the Racecourse

Hello, my name is Rocky the Rule-Following Fish! Although I live under the water, I love knowing everything about rules for boats on top of the water. My glasses help me see a lot from down here. Every month I will share new information about how to act when boats meet. The rules on the…Read More

Tuning for Performance

Get a good understanding of the importance and methods of tuning your one design and your results will surely improve. By Chris Snow “You must always be faster and better than the others.” ~ Niki Lauda I like watching F1 (Formula 1) auto racing on TV. The exotic locations and the technology of the cars…Read More

Rules with Rocky: Sportsmanship & The Racing Rules of Sailing

Hello, my name is Rocky the Rule-Following Fish! Although I live under the water, I love knowing everything about rules for boats on top of the water. My glasses help me see a lot from down here. Every month I will share new information about how to act when boats meet. The rules on the…Read More

Rules with Rocky: Starting Line Strategies

This month we will learn about two starting line strategies: STARBOARD APPROACH and PORT APPROACH to the starting line.

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Youth Sailing: Rules with Rocky: Stand-On & Give-Way Vessels

Every month I will share new information about how to act when boats meet! The rules on the water are a little different from the rules on land. Being a friendly boater and fair competitor while on the water is easy when you take a little time to read up on the rules.

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How to Hydrate Your Athlete If They Don’t Like Water

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