Junior Sailing Needs a Reboot:
by Geoffrey Emanuel
I would suggest that all aspects of sailboat racing are in decline. Why? Junior training. It can’t be anything else. Every fleet of one design and offshore boats are dominated by older folks. So where is the younger generation? Burned out.
They were taught only to win, like every other school age sport. They were never nurtured to love the sport. They sailed alone. So they never socialized on the water. Worse, they never learned to crew and probably don’t like the idea. Their sailing days were always structured and corralled, so they never got to sail independently, which us older sailors all got to do growing up. For me, sailing in an…
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Sailing World’s College Rankings:
Sailing World’s College Rankings, based on results through March 31, finds Georgetown just ahead of Yale in the Coed poll, with Charleston, Boston College, and St. Mary’s completing the top five. Amid the Women’s poll, the Lady Rams from Rhode Island finished the fall season and remain on top followed by Yale, Boston College, Georgetown, and St. Mary’s. Full report.
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