Five Fitness Tips for Sailing:
Success on the race course is a measure of our preparation, and when racing a Laser, physical preparation is a high priority. The Laser class posted their top 5 tips to improve sailing fitness, but if you sail any boat that demands a high level of physical exertion, these tips are for you too.
Tip #1 – Cross Training
The best thing about cross training is that if you do it right, it won’t seem like work. You can combine a couple or a number of different forms of physical activity into a few days or weekly rotation to keep yourself challenged. This c…
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How One Club Grew Their Racing Fleet:
In the March 2017 newsletter of the Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation, Ken Zimmerman and James Schrager share their story of successful fleet building.
A few years ago the sailing program at St. Joseph River Yacht Club in St. Joseph, Michigan, was at a low point.
The Spinnaker section had good participation but wasn’t growing. The Jib and Main fleet had just two boats sailing enough races to qualify for 2013 Boat of the Year, and at times brought only a handful of boats to the starting line in our Summer Series. It was clear we needed to start doing things differently.
Fast forward to 2016. We had eleven bo…
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