Are sailing clubs compatible with 21st century social trends?

February 4, 2014 § 4 Comments

Adult Women Go Sailing

The fastest growing and most active group entering sailing is made up of active outdoorsy adult women. (For decades, most sailing newcomers were boys.)

But Sailing’s adult female newcomer is rightly skeptical that membership in a club is necessary to her sailing. Why fight through a thick residue of archaic attitudes when your mission is to go blast reaching with your friends and then post clips?

So like the disruptive new technology that reshaped the America’s Cup, this new demographic is shaking sailing’s traditional institutions – sailing and yacht clubs –  to their core.

Read more at Sailing Magazine.

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Every year Zephyr 2.0 seems to have more sailing fun

January 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

Dave Erwin and friends on Team Zephyr 2.0 star in their own sailing movie. Nobody has more fun than this crew in New Orleans. #gosailing.

Video >> David Erwin, NOYC
Music >> Terry McDermott Music

Aussie sailing club shows how families can #gosailing

December 2, 2013 § Leave a comment

This is what  the Sandrigham Yacht Club – one of Australia’s largest –  is doing to promote sailing, family participation and membership. Perhaps you’ll find a nugget for your own organization. Thanks to Ross Kilborn, a great sailing friend from down-under, for sharing this video.

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November 6, 2013 § 4 Comments

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The time for seasickness advice is before the head is in the bucket

November 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

Sailing in waves: Photo courtesy Chris Gribble

Never offer a feel-good suggestion to a green-faced crewmate. It’s a sure way to make a bad situation worse. Instead, let’s tackle the sour subject of seasickness, and what to do about it, in the safe confines of a fine, stable magazine like Sailing.

Most medical experts will say that seasickness is a response to the eyes seeing one thing and the body feeling another, or vice versa. When there is a conflict, the primitive brain thinks it is hallucinating and assumes that the body has been poisoned, so it sends the purge command. Some say that the only cure is to eliminate the conflict and that means staying home. That doesn’t help folks who want to learn to sail. Read the rest in this month’s issue of Sailing Magazine.

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“What pushes middle school students…

October 30, 2013 § Leave a comment

…is the unexpected experience of someone taking them seriously.” - Paul Tough

This simple but clear idea is one of many nuggets in a terrific book that I recommend to anyone interested in mentoring or making a difference with young people. Teachers, sailing school and junior program directors would be well served to read How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, by Paul Tough. Get it here:

Best book review ever

October 29, 2013 § Leave a comment

The Saving Sailing adventure has been nothing if not gratifying.

But this reader review makes me smile ever time I read it.

My wife, a non-sailor, read this book, and now she has a much better understanding of my passion for sailing. She is keen to sail with me and the kids this summer.

Bingo.

Read the whole review here.

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