2NINER is an inclusive team of sailors from Florida, the Gulf Coast, and the Caribbean. Our team was established to bridge the gap between junior dinghy racing and pre-Olympic class development. We work together to build skills and prepare for competition.
The team is organized and coached by Philip Muller and hosts talented and passionate guest coaches including former Olympians and professional sailors from time to time.
Phil is a 2x ISAF Youth Worlds Representative, former US Sailing Team Athlete, & US National Champion in RS:X class. He has been committed to junior sailing and coaching for the past decade and been both coach and program director of successful yacht club and community sailing programs during his career. Phil is committed to the sport and passionate about guiding youth sailors toward excellence. More on Phil here.
OUR GOALS ARE TO
Develop technically skilled, intelligent and athletic high-performance sailboat racers and prepare for international competition.
Introduce motivated youth sailors to skiff sailing and foster a positive environment for skill building, through clinics and “try-it-out” days.
Build interest in high-performance and skiff sailing classes throughout our region. And to lead by example encouraging the growth of the 29er class in the United States.
A BRIEF HISTORY
The sailors and parents of the 305 Skiff Team were pioneers into the territory of skiff sailing in South Florida. This motivated group came together to pursue skiff sailing and their success at national, continental, and international competition broke new ground for east coast racers. 2NINER is the next iteration of sailors who seek development within an established program setting.
The long term vision of the team and its leadership is to obtain 501(c)3 status, provide scholarships and obtain several boats for less financially capable sailors to participate in skiff sailing. This is all once we hit our stride, for now we are crawling and clawing at our goals to establish a quality program, providing structure, direction and guidance to motivated youth athletes in the sport of sailing.
We seek the podium at the 2017 29er World Championships next summer in Long Beach, California.
READY TO SAIL WITH US?
Athletic and motivated sailors with advanced racing involvement are encouraged to get a taste during a seasonal clinic or “try-it-out” day. Contact us.