Year: 2018

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Orange Bowl 2018

Introduction– OUR PEAK 2018 EVENT IS AHEAD: The Open Orange Bowl Regatta hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club dated December 26-30, 2018. Winter in Miami always offers the best training and racing scenarios, which is sure to push the level. This year’s event will see top competition from many fleet veterans in the 29er returning to […]

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Nov. ODP 2018

ODP DeBrief – November 2018 It’s clear to me that we need higher standards, better methods, and more discipline. Yesterday I sat in a conference room with two Olympic medalists, three US Sailing Team coaches and staff and told them that the youth sailors in the country, currently have an extremely high skillset but fail […]

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European Report

“Europe is where you go to become a competitor,” something my coach used to say while squinting his eyes and scraping his calloused hands together as if he were picturing a glowing pile of gold. This was not to disparage the level and effort of the athletes in North America. But there’s something about the jet lag, […]

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Teamwork Makes The

I want to talk about teamwork. We all have a good idea of what it is. We’ve seen the Nike ads and felt the goosebumps watching movies. But I witnessed the most clear and brilliant iteration of teamwork this past summer in our sport and I need to share. First an aside….In my experience, parents […]

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Youth World Champions

WORLD CLASS ATTITUDE “Kaizen” is the Japanese word that represents constant improvement and learning. A singular word that encapsulates a complex series of actions. First you start with humility. To focus on improvement you must admit “I have more to learn.” The second act of improvement is analysis, or self reflection. “What areas do I […]

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New Squad

This past April we did something a little different. We ventured out of Miami. Partnering with a group of committed sailors from Jensen Beach, 2NINER hosted a Girls Spring Skiff Series at the US Sailing Center Martin County.   This flat water, sea-breeze driven venue offered the ideal training grounds to introduce skiff sailing to […]

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Spring 2018 DeBrief

Part 1 The path toward excellence is narrow. And with the distractions of the modern world we walk on a tight rope over fjord through a hurricane. Excellence requires commitment, discipline, and persistence. The wheel of success is spun by consistency. We train to improve; we fail and learn, then try again. Success through failure. […]

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Athlete Feedback

We are about to close the book on the spring 2018 racing circuit. The midwinter’s regattas (east & west) mark the end of this “semester” of sailing. I sent some questions out to our top US 29er sailors to ask about their experience from this season of training, here’s what they said: “There is a […]

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Mental Fitness

“Pressure is expectation, scrutiny, and consequence,’ says Gilbert Enoka. ’Under pressure, your attention is either diverted or on track…if your attention is on track you have situational awareness and you execute accurately. You are clear, you adapt and you overcome.” -Enoka is the Mental Skills Coach of the New Zealand All Blacks. Your mind is […]

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