The Latest from the US Sailing Blog
Fitness for Sailors, Fitness for Life
by Anna Tunnicliffe
As athletes, which is what we all are since we do participate in the sport of sailing regardless of our level of competition, we want and need to be fit and healthy. But in addition to being fit and healthy for our sport, we want to be fit and healthy for life.
Pictured: Anna Tunnicliffe; Photo credit to FitAid
When Slower is Faster
by Dave Dellenbaugh
The goal of a sailboat race is to beat your competitors to the finish line, so going full speed ahead is usually the best strategy. However, there are a few places on the race course where sailing slower may actually be faster. The leeward mark is one of them.
Preparing for a Cruising Passage
by Deb Marlor
People new to cruising often ask, “How do you prepare for a passage?” One of the key ingredients to having fun and successful sailing passages, is to plan ahead. The more planning and preparation you do, the more enjoyable your passages will be. This blog is designed for those new to cruising and will go in to some detail on how to properly prepare for a passage.
No Jedi Mind Tricks
by Malcolm Page
People often ask me what makes a winning sailor. I mostly get the impression that they are after some special Jedi “mind trick” which mentally makes someone a champion. With the focus these days on sports psychology, people often forget that before you worry about your mind, you first need to worry about getting the basics right.
US Sailing - "This is what we do"
In this edition of the "This is what we do" video series, Hank Stuart, national race officer and national judge, discusses US Sailing Race Official certification programs and their positive impact on your sailing experience.
US Sailing’s Keelboat Instructor of the Month: Eileen Edmonds