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By Gordy Bowers I classify waves by height, length, speed and shape. Each separate sea state requires a different combination of your basic skill techniques — weight position movement, sail trim, and steering. Below, the following wave and wind descriptions are discussed: 1. Flat water: height 0 to 6 inches, wind 0 to 9 knots, […]
By Gordy Bowers Change of the wind strength will change your three speed control basics: weight, sail trim, and steering. Wind direction is next most important, because it affects your strategic decisions based on your course position and fleet position. Start studying wind on shore by looking at the sky. Observe the shape and direction […]
By Gordy Bowers I believe the how and why of sailing should be taught using the following concepts in order: Wind strength and direction Course heading angle and apparent wind Helm pressure: balance and imbalance Sail trim and shape Sailor form and movement WIND STRENGTH & DIRECTION All sailors want to see and feel the […]
Looking to give the gift of sailing this holiday season? Purchase a class online through LMSS and then click on image below to download and print a gift certificate for the lucky recipient! We extend our very best wishes for a happy holiday season!
Join us! The Sail with LMSS Membership is for sailors with prior experience looking to improve their skills, weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Schedule: June 7 – August 27 Monday – Friday from 5pm – 8pm, Saturday 1pm – 5pm Enjoy unlimited access to LMSS sailboats: Pram, Hartley and Club 420s, plus a two-hour lesson, […]
LMSS is offering a Fall Team Race Series on Monday nights. This series is open to sailors of any age range (including students and adults) interested in competitive team racing in the 420. Create your team of six (three skippers and three crew) and sign up for one round-robin of racing. Teams are reserved by paying a $60 […]
Looking for an introduction to the sport of sailing? LMSS is offering an abbreviated learn-to-sail class for students in grades 6-8 and 9-12. These sessions are not affiliated with middle and high school sailing. The class capacity will be limited to 10 sailors. Register today. Recreational Sailing Grades 6 – 8Double-handed Hartley 12 SailboatTuesday – Friday, 4:30pm – […]