Securing the Future with Youth Sailors:
It is easy to be misled at the health of the sport when seeing overflowing classes of youth instruction during the summer season. While youth participation tends to be strong, the transition out of youth sailing to other facets of the sport is not always.
Forward thinking class organizations should be looking to capture these young sailors fully engaged in youth competition, as the time will come when they will age out this level of sailing. Additionally, attrition in youth sailing occurs when kids are not fulfilled with the types of boats most commonly promoted.
The sooner that ‘life after youth sailing’ can be introduced, the greater the likelihood that youn…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Securing the Future with Youth Sailors, Editor
International Attraction for Mini Transat:
For the fortieth anniversary of the Mini Transat, there are no fewer than fourteen nationalities set to be represented at the start. In total, thirty Mini Class soloists from overseas will be competing, which equates to a little over a third of the overall line-up. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – International Attraction for Mini Transat, Editor