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Know the Numbers

with Caroline Atwood @catwoodsails An electronic compass is a tool that reads your boat’s sailing angle relative to true north or zero degrees. If the wind is coming from true north, and you are sailing 50 degrees off the wind, close hauled, on port the compass will read “050” in nice, bold, digital letters. If […]

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Time to Level Up

Fitness in Sailing with Caroline Atwood @catwoodsails There is a point most high performance sailors get to where sailing transitions from being an activity to being a sport. Some may argue that this happens around green fleet, when kids first learn to race. I would argue that it happens when the sailor realizes that the […]

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Preventative Care

We play with expensive toys. Part of owning and racing is learning to maintain your gear to ensure it’s not only functional, but durable. We make it a rule that prior to day one of any regatta: all equipment must be bombproof. A few weekends ago, our friend Trevor Parek from 49er.ca joined us for […]

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20 Seconds

 #1: “Wash Your Hands for 20 Seconds” When you’re staring at the sink 20 seconds seems like an eternity, so we’re all trying to think of clever ways to pass the time. But when you’re on the starting line on the final day of the qualifying series at the Worlds, those 20 seconds to the […]

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19 Days of Blogging

We believe in the power of community. Over the past four years 2NINER has been the glue that has brought together young athletes in the 29er from across the country and around the world with Olympic Campaigners, Pro Sailors, and industry leaders. Let’s stick together during this time of vigilance and care. Our goal is […]

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Summer 2020: Where to Go & What to Do

Who knows if we’ll be able to travel to Europe this summer. Will you even want to? Maybe sporting events and gatherings of over 100 people will be approved by that time.  Or not. From World Sailing: “The general risk for sailing events is considered as much lower, compared to indoor events, due to lower […]

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Finding a Teammate

Did you see the American Magic video “Trust is Earned”? It is an excellent 3 minutes of visual storytelling. It got me thinking about teamwork. Teamwork is a great life skill that sailors can develop through double handed sailing. If you’ve grown up in a one person boat the pivot to double handed sailing may […]

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Spring Break Clinics

March 23-26 April 8-11 Overview The Spring Break Clinic series is designed for novice/intermediate sailors in the 29er.  Under the concept of “Learn to Skiff” participants will learn fundamentals of rigging, mechanics of body movement, and apparent wind angles and techniques. Our goal is for each sailor to complete the session with skills to trapeze, […]

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Spring Skiff Fest

March 7-8, 2020 in Miami at the US Sailing Center. Join 29er sailors from Canada, New England, New York, and Miami for some spring training. Sign Up Here The 29er Fleet has a rich history of collaborative learning and training. Sharing of techniques, best practices, and sparring against one another has produced world class performances […]

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