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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Buckingham Takes Sixth at European Championships

US Sailing Team Athlete Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) will close out his three-month stint in Europe on a high note, thanks to a sixth-place finish at the 2020 Laser Senior European Championships.

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WATCH on The Starboard Portal: Women’s Sailing Panel

The next topic in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Series focuses on Women in Sailing. The Starboard Portal panelists will share their personal and professional perspectives on the barriers women face, the opportunities to support growth, and practical recommendations for sailing organizations looking to expand their programming.

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An “Oldie but Goodie” – How the Shields Class Stays Happy and Healthy

How is it that the Shields Class can be so optimistic given recent setbacks and amidst the current global uncertainty? A short list of reasons can be summarized: Passion, Organizational Strength, Strong Communication, and holding steadfast to the Shield’s rigid one design class rules.

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An Interview with Peter Nelson, Founder of Multihull Youth SAIL Foundation

US Sailing connected with Peter Nelson, Founder of Multihull Youth SAIL Foundation (My SAIL), to learn more about the genesis of this foundation to support youth sailors who are interested in and passionate about multihull sailing.

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Interview with Mike Wyatt, President of the American Model Yachting Association

The American Model Yachting Association was founded 50 years ago as an informal organization. Currently, membership stands at approximately 2,250 members and they sanction about 30 classes of radio controlled boats. Learn more about this fun, growing area of sport.

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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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Siebel Impact Stories from Northern California by Chris Childers

The San Francisco Bay Area is an incredible place to sail simply because of the variety of conditions to sail in. Plus, the number of yacht clubs and community sailing programs makes it one of the most accessible places to sail in the county. Many folks spend years in one corner of the Bay or another and “specialize” in the local conditions. But for some, getting a completely different experience for the cost of a slightly longer drive is worth it. Read the full story by Siebel Coach, Chris Childers.

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Preview: Annapolis Yacht Club Double Handed Distance Race

On Saturday, October 3, 2020, 38 double handed offshore teams will convene in Annapolis for the second annual Annapolis Yacht Club Double Handed Distance Race.

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Dialing the Racing Mindset at Oakcliff Triple Crown

Carmen & Emma Cowles provide insight on their return to racing and their mindset around the course.

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