The Glasgow Grouse – What makes a great sailing event?

by Chris Kameen on October 26, 2015

This weekend I have just attended my first University organised team racing event in over 10 years and it was epic! 20 teams, great craic, decent boats, well organised, well attended. So it got me thinking what makes a great team racing event? The Weather? As I was driving the 5 hours north in blustery […]

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A different slant on club sailing

by Chris Kameen on September 28, 2015

This weekend I was incredibly jealous! At West Kirby Sailing Club we held a selection trials for an upcoming Team Racing Regatta and to assess the skills we used short course fleet racing. 6 boats sailing around an 8 minute starboard box course in glorious sunshine… it was amazing! This type of racing has immense […]

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Team Racing Coaching weekend

September 4, 2015

Last weekend we had a great team racing weekend up at St Andrews in Scotland. We had glorious sunshine and nice breezes though maybe a little chillier than Sydney! The aim of the weekend was that attendees would learn new drills that they can incorporate into their own training schedules. They will hopefully also learn some of […]

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Preparation for a sailing championships

August 12, 2015

I’ve just competed in my first week long National Championships in 10 years and for the first time in 20 years it was as a crew. I crewed for my brother who at the start of the week was reigning National Champion so I knew it was going to be really insightful to see what […]

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Ideas for running a junior sailing week

July 9, 2015

My working with children philosophy for sailing Imagine being told that, to go for a bike ride in the country that you had to cycle along a white line at a certain power output otherwise you are going to get shouted at, and then imagine how much you would love cycling if someone had made […]

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What boat should I buy?

May 23, 2015

The other night I spent a good hour with a lovely couple who are thinking about buying  a boat. Their situation is that their two oldest kids (both under 10) have done quite a lot of sailing in O’pen Bics with the sailing school and the parents have done a couple of lessons on RS […]

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