Field near set for WIM Series Lysekil:
Twelve crews will be competing in the Lysekil Women’s Match 2018, the second event of the 2018 Women¹s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series), to be held August 6-11 in Lysekil, Sweden. After racing the J/80 in the first event in Finland, the transition will be to the Fareast 28r as teams seek to accrue important points toward the season title. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Field near set for WIM Series Lysekil, Editor
A Review of Grassroots Youth Sport:
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
There was a time when sailing for young people was highly varied, but as other sports evolved, sailing did too. I called it the ‘Soccerization of Sailing‘ when the youth structure followed the model in other USA sports with age-based competition in youth-sized boats to promote participation and training.
While easier to herd the cattle, the pitfalls were in transitioning to non-youth boats and in accruing technical skills needed at the highest level. With fewer options, and rising competitive levels, not e…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – A Review of Grassroots Youth Sport, Editor