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Athlete Spotlight – Anna Weis

Give us a little background of your sailing experience?  I started in the Opti following after my older brother. I loved being out on the water at an early age and made the most amazing friends that I’m still close with today. Sailing allowed me to travel and compete around the world at an early […]

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Athlete Spotlight – Dane Wilson

Dane Wilson & Nevin Snow are the top US Men’s 49er team, winning the US Qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. If you can, try to catch Dane & Nevin’s live interview on US Sailing’s Starboard Portal here at 4pm EST We caught up with this Santa Barbara native just before his interview. Dane’s been […]

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Sailmaker Jr. – How to Make a Mask

We’re taking a new direction with today’s blog based on an inspired conversation that we had on Friday’s Instagram Live with our friend Nate Housberg. During our conversation about all things college sailing, Olympic sailing, fitness, and mindset; Nate filled us in that he’s been making masks and bringing them to local healthcare providers to […]

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Inside the Mindset of A Champion

I hacked my way into a Zoom call with a few of our sport’s legends: Paul Foerster, Tim Wadlow, & Anna (Tunnicliffe) Tobias, as they shared their experience and mindset from their Olympic experience. A Brief History Paul Foerster  has three Olympic medals (Flying Dutchman, 1992 Games with Stephen Bourdow); (470, 2000 Games with Bob […]

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Building a Highlight Reel

During our virtual and socially distant team meeting this past weekend the conversation shifted into a step by step view of 29er gybes. The timing and mechanics of a skiff gybe require accuracy, agility, and precision. Three skills that are developed and made permanent by repetition through deliberate practice. How can we improve our gybes […]

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High Performance Post-Its

by Helena Scutt    On the night before the biggest day of your life, what do you focus on? The photo above is of Post-Its that I wrote in the front of my journal on August 11, 2016, from my bed in the Olympic Village, on the night before my first race of the 2016 […]

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Escape the Start

Article by Willie McBride (originally found here) At the 2017 49er FX World Championship, three teams went into the medal series with a shot at winning. The starting percentage for each team: 33% plan A starts, 33% Plan B starts, and 33% Plan C starts. So often in sailing we hear a story about how […]

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Adaptation

Boat ramps are closed. Beaches are closed. Public parks. All non-essential business. How are we adapting to this temporary shift in public life? Just like in sailboat racing, we need to be prepared for any condition or situation that comes our way. No one was ready for the global impact of the coronavirus. And there […]

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What’s Up With the Jellyfish?

If our team had a mascot, it would be a jellyfish. But not because the jellyfish has any attributes that we desire. The jellyfish to us is more like a warning label. It’s a reminder of things to avoid. Here’s a throwback to the original jellyfish article: You are not a jellyfish. You are not floating […]

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