Well...whawhat do you do whwhen there is no wind? Practice kinetics of course!!
Bringing up the Next Generation
Had a really great time "racing" my Catalina 270 in PHRF NonSpin on Saturday with my son. He's 10 and wanted to crew! He did a great job for 2 races then he drove the last race...haven't gotten the results of the racing back yet, but the results of some quality Father & Son time... Continue Reading →
Check Under the Tape!
As you are doing seasonal checks of your boat, here is a gentle reminder to dig in a little. Remove the rigging tape and look for problems...like this one...When you turn the wire around that hard, it un-lays a bit and is one if the first places to look for failure.Happy sailing!
Happy Halloween you scurvy dogs! Hope you enjoy the festivities! Halloween scary pumpkin headed ghost person on a boat floating
4Ocean Launches Radical new Plastic Prevention Effort!
Where does pollution enter our oceans? At the mouths of rivers. 4Ocean is launching a new effort to target the biggest source of ocean pollution and reduce and remove it before it gets out to sea. This is HUGE...I hope you can support them!
Fun Teaching US Sailing Small Boat Class
Had a great time today with a really dedicated group of students working hard in some light air...nice job everyone!! And a little Capsize Recovery drill too!
Had a great time this week doing Starting Practice with a couple of the Juniors taking the Arizona Sailing Foundation Performance Sailing Class! It was fun to watch the two of them go at it!
Major Move by Oracle for Olympic Sailing!
Amazing opportunity for Olympic Sailing as Oracle signals a sea change in how Olympic Sailing is managed. Oracle is donating it's America's Cup "Container Village" to US Sailing as their new Olympic Training Center. In 10 years, only 10 years, the Olympics return to Los Angeles. If it’s your job to put the United States on top in medals... Continue Reading →
Where have we been?
Rob Gibbs, US Sailing Instructor, ASA Sailing Instructor Or more importantly, where are we going? If you've been following Desert Wind Sailboats, you know we have gone through some iterations. The last one, with a full retail store, helped us understand that even though running a retail store about sailing was "sailing related" it was... Continue Reading →
4 Ocean Ready to Take on Plastic at its Source!
https://youtu.be/nPuP0UCsktk Exciting (albeit cryptic) announcement from one of my favorite things in the world right now!