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

Capturing Sailors using Social Media

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

Ask Kids What They Want

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

Dear Youth Sailors… Sincerely, College Sailing

by Tyler Colvin, Assistant Sailing Coach, Old Dominion University Dear Youth Sailors, Welcome to college sailing in 2019. While college sailing has a long and storied history, as a sport, it has grown and changed drastically in the last 20 years. However, the popular perceptions of college sailing and the college admissions process haven’t necessarily…Read More

Reviving Your Regional Youth Racing

By Andrew Nelson Andrew Nelson, Youth Sailing Director at The Sailing Foundation in Redmond, Washington, has found success in revitalizing regular youth racing in the Pacific Northwest. Here he shares some lessons and practical advice for others looking to grow the sport in their area. In fall of 2014, I began managing the Northwest Youth…Read More