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Personal Survivor Training

Personal survival training is a crucial aspect of preparing sailors and their boats for various races and passages, including coastal, offshore, and oceanic journeys. This training is available to sailors worldwide, with numerous countries offering such programs, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United States.
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How to Win a Sailing Race as a Newbie

As a newbie sailor, it’s possible to achieve success in various ways, and there are numerous strategies to enhance your performance, particularly if you’re short on time.
Here are some fundamental tips to help you get started on your journey to improvement:
Know Your Boat
Familiarity with your sailboat is important. Understand how it responds to different wind conditions, how quickly it can turn, how the sails control speed, and what it takes to slow it down.

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Meet the 2023-2024 Canadian Sailing Youth Squad

The 2023-2024 Canadian Sailing Youth Squad (CSYS) has announced the selection of 25 athletes who excelled during the 2023 CSYS Trials Camp in January.
To qualify for an invitation to the CSYS Trials Camp, sailors must first attend a regional or national Talent ID camp and receive a nomination from the Sail Canada High Performance Director, based on their performance at the Talent ID camp.
Athletes who make it to the CSYS are provided with unique developmental opportunities, including priority selection for the Identified Athlete Program (IAP). These enhanced development opportunities may encompass:

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Practical Tips that Will Help Improve Your Skills in Navigating the Waters

Improving your sailing skills is a rewarding endeavor, whether you’re a novice or an experienced sailor. With the abundance of information available, it can be overwhelming to know where to start or which advice to follow.
To help you with that, we’ve compiled a list of expert tips to help you elevate your sailing performance, from beginners to seasoned pros.
Learn and Master the Basics
To become a skilled sailor, mastering the fundamentals is the first step. This involves gaining a deep understanding of sailboat components, steering techniques, and sail control.
A crucial skill for sailors is sail…

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