Author: Whitney Peterson

Juniors

Charting a Course Through Junior Sailing

By Whitney Peterson

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A Stopover at the RS Feva Class North American & JSA of LIS Feva Championships Cedar Point Yacht Club in Westport, CT hosted the 2021 RS Feva Class North American Championship and the Junior Sailing Association of Long Island Sound Feva Championship on July 29 & 30. The day before the regatta, sailors attended a US Sailing sponsored clinic led by coach Mackenzie McGuckin, to practice and refine their boat handling skills on these sporty 12-foot youth…

Juniors

Offering Options: There’s More to Junior Sailing than Optis and a Race to the Top

By Whitney Peterson

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One of the primary goals of junior sailing programs should be retaining kids long enough for them to develop a passion for the sport and a personal desire to continue. Far too often, however, before that happens kids are asked to spend too much time (years) in boats that do not align with their version of fun and pressure to “succeed” comes much too soon. The current junior sailing recipe is driving kids out and resulting in…

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