The premise of yacht club summer youth sailing programs is the desire to introduce the sport to the next generation of club members. But for young people to stay with the sport for the long term, they need to love it in the short term
As club programs so often are the gateway to youth competition, this leads their programming to focus on racing. While this approach keeps the youth circuit hopping and supports the school sailing environment in USA, it arguably contradicts the premise of the program
John Arndt, publisher of Latitude 38 , pulls back the curtain on where today’s committed sailors are coming from.
Most sailing organizations continue to give outsize importance to…
Top Twelve Towing Tips for Boating
Despite the proliferation of commercial towing companies, there will be times when a fellow mariner can arrive on scene faster than a professional first responder. Let’s take a look at what you need to know in order to protect not only yourself but also those you are trying to help with these towing tips.
10 Rivers Produce 95 Percent Of All Plastic Ocean Waste
Researchers believe as much as 12.7 million tons of plastic waste is dumped into our oceans each year and that 95 percent of it comes from only 10 rivers, eight of which are in Asia. Find out more about these rivers and what is being done to clean them up by reading here.
VIDEO: Seeing is Believing: A Demonstration of Cold Water Survival Tactics
Mario Vittone takes a 41-degree dip in the Delaware River in this week’s Lifelines: Safety And Rescue At Sea blog. Watch his video to learn a simple cold-water immersion strategy that could save your life.
Tips for Beating the Winter Blues
Just as southern sailors are donning light jackets and embarking on their winter racing and cruising programs, those up north are finishing winterizing their
Anchoring your boat
Anchoring is key to good seamanship