Sailing after the Optimist - Webinar #1

Optimist sailing is great, but all good things come to an end. Now what to sail after the Optimist? This is the question that will be addressed by Jean-Pierre Kiekens, a recently graduated optimist father, after over 10 years of service in that capacity. He is also very familiar with the Club 420 and Laser Radial as used in youth sailing. Jean-Pierre is not only a sailor (Laser, Snipe, etc.) but he is also running a specialized blog on youth sailing and has written many articles on the challenges associated with youth sailing development, particularly in the North American context.

The webinar will discuss what's best to do after the Optimist: - Youth sailing development: what are the goals? - Single-handed or double-handed sailing? Or both? - Laser and C420s: are they still suitable for youth sailors? - Two missing links in youth sailing in North America: the Laser 4.7 and the RS Feva - 29er, i420, Nacra 15, etc.: multiple choices, but few real options - What about windsurfing and kiteboarding? - The foiling trend - what’s in it for youth sailors? - Recap: how to choose the right equipment after the Opti - Choosing the right club; choosing the right coach - Parents power: help youth sailing adapt to the new face of sailing


Watch the complete featured videos at the following links:

2016 4.7 Worlds Highlights RS Feva World Championships 2018 - Day 4 Techno 293 + WORLDS 2019 - Highlights O'PEN BIC EUROCHALLENGE 2018 - AFTERMOVIE  
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