Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Adventure Sailing

Sailing needs new blood, and new sailors need to cement their growing love of our pastime.  Before Nevin Sayre was a five-time U.S. National Windsurfing Champion, he was a four time college sailing All-American. Sayre not only understands the competitive side of sailing, he understands that competition isn’t what sailing is all about.  So it is no shock to him that the sport in the U.S. is struggling to turn youth sailors into life sailors, because the focus in most junior programs is to turn youth sailors into youth racers. Some people, of any age, enjoy racing, but others just enjoy going sailing.  How to reconcile the two?  He explains in this short video that's well worth the watch: