sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : US 18 Footers League to build in size and skill

US 18 Footers League to build in size and skill

'Australian Skiffs 2010'    Erik Simonson/ h2oshots.com ©

US 18 Footers League is to hold a two day clinic based out of Richmond Yacht Club to help promote the fleet.

The newly formed US 18 Footers League is hoping to become the central clearinghouse for 18' sailing in the US. 'We are working in conjunction with other international fleets to build the US 18 fleet in size and skill, raise the profile of 18 sailing locally, nationally, and internationally, and hopefully, eventually use it as a platform to pitch the boats and the 'league' to potential sponsors.'

'The main goal for 2011 is to raise the interest level and participation in the fleet through various clinics, practice regattas and regattas. In 2012 we intend on having a five regatta Summer Championship series and a four regatta Winter championship series.'

'The long term goal is to get our boats up and on par to be competitive not only the StFYC International Regatta but also the Mark Foy Trophy Championship which is scheduled to be hosted in SF in 2013. We also want to increase the participation of US sailors and boats in the JJ Giltinan Regatta.'

'Our primary focus currently is to build support for our facebook page (U.S. 18 Footers League) and to construct our webpage (which will be www.18footers.us) and develop as much content as possible on those pages and through other media outlets to generate interest in the fleet.'

Australian Skiffs 2010 -  Erik Simonson/ h2oshots.com ©  

'This weekend we are hosting our first clinic at the Richmond Yacht Club. There are currently 11 confirmed participants for both days and a handful of others who can only make one day or the other. We are going to be filming with Go Pros, collecting GPS tracks, conducting athlete interviews, and taking still shots.

This weekend’s two day clinic based out of Richmond YC will meet at the boats at 10 a.m. both days to rig and get ready to be on the water. Dan Brandt will be setting up a course for us, running practice starts, and running practice races. The clinic will run until approximately 4:00 PM. We will have four skiffs on the water both days!'




by Max Headway

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=82738

8:41 AM Fri 22 Apr 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


News - USA and the World









2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight






































Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan








Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island






2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 3
U.S. Qualifying Series for the Invitational Cup on the horizon
America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match
Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature
America’s Cup - British Challenge accepted by Golden Gate Yacht Club
Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been emotional, but it’s time to move on
Cork OCR - Sail Canada Senior Nationals wrap up
J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Jellyfish stings British Soldier
International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu
2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos
SAP 505 World Championship - Holt and Woelfel on top
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 2
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Ready to rock
IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax
IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson
MS Cup - Three days until the start
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature   
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup   
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video   
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes   
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia   
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'   
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record   
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014   
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing   
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team   
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3   
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature   
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3   
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.   
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson   
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT