The State of Classification:
by Gary Jobson, Sailing World
I recently came across a book I was given for my 10th birthday 58 years ago, Successful Yacht Racing by C. Stanley Ogilvy (W.W. Norton & Co., 1951). Ogilvy was an accomplished Star boat sailor, a Ph.D. mathematics professor and a prolific sailing writer…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – The State of Classification, Editor
Building sailing interest with a hammer:
Like many rural yacht clubs in America, Longview Yacht Club in eastern Texas has been challenged to introduce sailing to the youth and adults alike. With only 45 member families in our small club, they do not have an active youth program. But one event is changing the landscape and creating excitement.
Called the U-Make-It, U-Sail-It, it was re-tooled in 2015 as a true grassroots youth sailing event, focused on introducing youth, scouts, and adults to the sport of sailing. It has since consistently and successfully grown each year and by all measures is a phenomenal success!