Longshore Sailing School

Longshore Club Park Westport, CT

Archive for August, 2009

Junior Program Kicks off Racing Techniques

Longshore Sailing School looks to crown its Junior Program Champion this week as it kicks off its annual Racing Techniques course. This season seven students have entered the competition, but the tradition is not focused solely on winning.

“Many students that take the course don’t have a background in racing. They maybe excellent sailors, but just the start of a race can be intimidating if you’ve never done it before,” said Jason Abed, one of this years Racing Tech Instructors. “Nevertheless, by the end of the week, students transition from viewing sailing-as-recreation to sailing-as-sport.”

The one week speciality course is hosted by the school’s Laser fleet – a boat that has a presence at the Olympic level. The chalk talks – or classroom curriculum as their informally referred – include Racing Rules, Starts, Mark Roundings and Strategy, but the specifics often change to meet the circumstances of previous races.

This season a new web page has been dedicated to the course complete with scores, pictures and some inspirational video.

End of Season Boat Sale

At the end of every summer, Longshore Sailing School puts its entire fleet up for sale at greatly discounted prices. If you are interested in any of our boats, be it kayaks, the canoe, our Lasers, the Nomad, the Hunter 140′s, the Bugs, or the Hobie catamarans, come by and take a look.

Our Annual Fleet Sale begins this Saturday, August 1st and goes until the end of September. A 10% deposit of the entire sale price must be placed to reserve a boat for purchasing. We suggest placing this deposit as soon as the boat sale begins so as to ensure that your boat of interest is still available. Keep in mind that the boats will not be released to you until the end of the season.

This is an excellent opportunity, don’t miss out!
Come by any time during our hours of operation (9-6 Mon-Fri, 9:30-6:30 Sat-Sun) to check out our kayaks and sailboats. For more information, follow this link. Feel free to call us at 203-226-4646 with any further questions.