Month: April 2020

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Summer 2020

We know you’re ready to get back on the water. This hiatus has galvanized our passion for the sport. As they say, distance makes the heart grow fonder. One thing is certain, as soon as we are permitted to safely operate we are prepared to launch a schedule for local sailing and sailboat racing. What […]

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ReCap of 19 Days of Skiff Series

The driving force behind the effort of our 19 Days of Skiff Series was to create a space for positive sailing news and inspirational articles to keep sailing on the forefront of our minds while quarantined. In the past three weeks, we launched a podcast, held Instagram Live Interviews with Nate Houseberg, Luke Muller, and […]

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Into the Airwaves – Berta Puig Interview

  We’ve taken a few days off now that we’ve completed our #19 Days of Skiff vlog/blog series. The driving force behind the effort was to create a space for positive sailing news and inspirational articles to keep sailing on the forefront of our minds while quarantined. In the past three weeks, we held Instagram […]

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Athlete Spotlight: Nevin Snow

Nevin Snow has stood at the top of the US Match Racing Rankings (2017), was awarded the ‘Best Intercollegiate Sailor’ in 2015 and 2016, and just won the US Men’s Olympic 49er Trials with his teammate Dane Wilson  in Geelong, Australia at the 2020 49er Worlds.  Hearing about the things Nevin thinks about, the way […]

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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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