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Top Ten Reasons Your Kids Should Sail

By Chris Szepessy

Top Ten Reasons Your Kids Should Sail

By Daniela Clark Editor’s note: One of the best things you can do for your children is sign them up for sailing lessons. Daniela Clark, former Operations Manager at Longshore Sailing School in Westport, Connecticut, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Master and the co-owner of PhotoBoat.com and BoatTalent.com, outlines the important life lessons that children learn while they’re having fun on the water. This article was previously published as “5 Reasons Your Kids Should Sail” and “5…

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Selection System for 2020 Youth Sailing World Championships

By Chris Szepessy

Selection System for 2020 Youth Sailing World Championships

US Sailing has released details of the athlete selection system for the 2020 Youth Sailing World Championships, to be held in Salvador, Brazil in December 2020. Age Eligibility: All prospective athletes shall be under the age of 19 years on December 31, 2020 (born after December 31, 2001). Equipment: The USA qualification events to the Youth Worlds will be conducted with the equipment (sailboat classes) listed below. Boys’ One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial Girls’ One Person…

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US Sailing names 2019 U.S. Youth Champions

By Chris Szepessy

US Sailing names 2019 U.S. Youth Champions

BEACH HAVEN, N.J. (June 25, 2019) – After four days packed with racing on Little Egg Harbor, the 2019 U.S. Youth Sailing Championship winners have been decided. Several sailors set the tone early to lead their fleets from the first race. Brothers, Justin and Mitchell Callahan (Miami, Fla.) dominated the I420 fleet all week. The pair finished first in eight of eleven races, and only finished one race outside the top three. In the 29er fleet, Hayden Earl (Boston,…

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America’s Cup Challenger Boosts US Sailing Youth Champs

By Chris Szepessy

America’s Cup Challenger Boosts US Sailing Youth Champs

Bristol, R.I., May 28, 2019 – US Sailing today announced that New York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, will send sailing team members to coach competitors during the 2019 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships on June 21-25, 2019 at Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club in Beach Haven, New Jersey. American Magic was formed in 2017 to win the America’s Cup, the highest prize in sailing and the oldest trophy in international sports. The premier annual…

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Applications being accepted for the Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship for Underserved Teenage Girls

By Chris Szepessy

Applications being accepted for the Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship for Underserved Teenage Girls

The Women’s Sailing Foundation (WSF) is accepting applications for the Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship for 2019.  The scholarship for underserved teenage girls was established in 2015 in memory of Sue Corl of Marblehead, Massachusetts, a board member and a tireless advocate for WSF programs. The $500 scholarship is offered annually to underserved girls between the ages of 14 and 19. The opportunities to which the scholarship may be applied include, but are not limited to, enrollment in Ÿ…

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Take Your Sailing to the Next Level: Sign Up for YASA Today!

By Chris Szepessy

Take Your Sailing to the Next Level: Sign Up for YASA Today!

The Young American Sailing Academy (YASA) is offering junior sailors of Western Long Island Sound two levels of enhanced opportunities for big boat sailing. The YASA offering is designed to complement existing programs at yacht clubs and sailing organizations. Day-Race and Short Distance – Level 100 (ages 14-18) This is the where juniors are given the “keys” and their independence, supported by focused adult coaching. This level is primarily focused on high school-aged sailors looking to build…

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1st Annual John W. Everitt Advanced Racing Clinic is June 28 – 30

By Chris Szepessy

1st Annual John W. Everitt Advanced Racing Clinic is June 28 – 30

Hosted by the Bellport Bay Sailing Foundation and Bellport Bay Yacht Club in Bellport, New York, this inaugural Great South Bay Yacht Racing Association event honors the memory of John W. Everitt, a Past Commodore of BBYC and former President of the BBSF who loved being on the water and whose true passion was always one-design racing. This clinic is an opportunity for Club 420, Optimist and Laser sailors to have access to high level coaching and…

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