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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Strong Return to Racing for U.S. Athletes: Roble and Shea Earn Silver in Kiel

After a six-month hiatus, U.S. Olympic class sailors return to racing for the 2020 Kiel Week Regatta. After getting back on the water Roble and Shea clinch Silver and Buckingham secures 4th overall.

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WATCH LIVE on September 10: LGBTQ Community in Sailing – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Series

The next episode in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Series focuses on the LGBTQ+ community in sailing. The Starboard Portal panel will share their personal and professional perspectives, and provide recommendations on how sailing organizations can work to be more inclusive to individuals who represent this community. The panel will discuss ways sailors and sailing organizations can implement strategies to increase awareness and opportunities for individuals from these diverse backgrounds. The panel will offer practical guidance for conducting outreach in your local communities and best practices on fostering these relationships.

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Boat Transition Tips for Youth Sailors

Transitioning into a new boat class is always a bittersweet moment. Your journey to this point has likely been in a small, introductory boat such as the Opti or Sabot, and now there are many more boat classes to consider as your next step. You may be struggling to decide your next boat class, not to mention training partners, equipment, and coaching.

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What You Should Know About the NEW Portsmouth Yardstick Online

Want to get more local one design sailors out racing? Read this interview with Nathan Titcomb, US Sailing’s Offshore Director, to learn more about the new and improved PYOnline (Portsmouth Yardstick Online).

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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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Best Practices for Growing Your Class by Attracting Younger Sailors

The Lightning Class has supported youth sailing for many years. Every year we hold a Junior North American Championship. A Youth World Championship is held every other year. Many top sailors spent a lot of time racing Lightnings when they were young: Andy Horton, Jay and Jody Lutz, Greg and Matt Fisher, Jody Starck, Tim Healy, Brad Read, Ken Read, Betsy Alison, Dave Dellenbaugh and Ted Turner to name a few. Some class members thought this was not enough.

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WATCH NOW on The Starboard Portal: Hiking Endurance Sailing Workout For Hiking Athletes

Improve your hiking strength and stamina at home with these three body-weight circuits. This workout includes variations of squats, push ups, and core endurance. Follow Lauren Kuschner at Sailing Performance Training and try and beat her times with each of these circuits!

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WATCH NOW on The Starboard Portal – SPT Workout of the Week: Pyramid Endurance Sailing Workout

Enhance your aerobic capacity and muscle endurance with this pyramid style rep scheme workout. This is a perfect workout for any sailor needing to develop both upper and lower body muscle endurance, while increasing your aerobic capacity by keeping your heart rate and breath rate high. Have fun and good luck!

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WATCH NOW on The Starboard Portal: Allison Jolly and Lynne Jewell Shore with Gary Jobson – Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Series

Allison Jolly and Lynne Jewell Shore became the first women to win an Olympic gold medal in sailing at the 1988 Olympic Games in South Korea. Gary Jobson chats with Allison and Lynne on The Starboard Portal to reflect on this breakthrough accomplishment and discuss how they are engaging with the sport of sailing today. Click to watch on Tuesday, August. 25.

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