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  • 2017 JSA All-Instructor Symposium

    The 2017 JSA of LIS All Instructor Symposium was a great opportunity for the instructors to meet and get up to speed on this summer’s program.

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  • New for 2017 – Feva Champs

    Eight regattas for RS Feva sailors are scheduled in 2017, including a new JSA Champs for Fevas at American YC

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  • 2017 McIntyre Team Race

    All three days of the McIntyre Team Race were a great success. Wind was cooperative at SUNY Maritime, allowing for a total of 135 races to be held.

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  • LIS I420 Sailors Tops at US Youth Champs

    Long Island Sound sailors did particularly well in the International 420 at the US Youth Champs.

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  • 2017 JSA Racing Clinic

    On June 24-25 we had the opportunity to welcome 22 sailors at Stamford Yacht Club in order to get them ready for summer racing in the Laser, Radial, and Club 420 classes.

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      September 9, 2017 | by

      Make Your Nomination for the JSA of LIS 2017 Special Awards

      Annually the JSA of LIS awards several special trophies that celebrate people who are strong role models among the sailors and instructors at JSA member junior ... read more »

      September 7, 2017 | by

      Nominations for JSA of LIS Board Members 2017-2018

      2017 Request for Nominations of JSA of LIS Board Members Dear JSA of LIS Member Programs: The JSA Nominating Committee is actively soliciting candidates ... read more »

      August 20, 2017 | by

      Future Ambitions for Former JSA of LIS Sailor Ed Lebens

      Three weeks ago, former JSA of LIS sailor Ed Lebens, finished 2nd at Oakcliff Sailing’s Grade 4 Match Race Clinegatta (more info on the event here). We had the ... read more »

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      Former JSA Sailor Marek Zaleski Takes the Win at 2017 US Laser National Championships

      Last week we had the chance to catch up with Marek Zaleski, member of Noroton Yacht Club and Olympic hopeful in the Laser Class. Fresh off the Laser US ... read more »

      July 31, 2017 | by

      Junior Sailors Learn Offshore Techniques At Junior Safety At Sea Seminar

      Larchmont, N.Y. July 21, 2017 -- Storm Trysail’s 21st Larchmont Junior Safety at Sea Seminar set a new standard for their seminars.  Total attendance of ... read more »

      July 21, 2017 | by

      US Sailing Mourns Tragic Loss of Young Sailor

      All of us at US Sailing – our staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers – are deeply saddened to learn that a young sailing student tragically died as a result ... read more »

      July 19, 2017 | by

      Tragic Accident at Centerport Yacht Club

      This notice was emailed on July 19 to the JSA member junior sailing programs, and is being shared here with the JSA of LIS community. To JSA Junior Program ... read more »

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      Events

      Sep
      20
      2017

      New York State Boating Safety Certificate Course commences - SUNY

      Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

      SUNY Maritime College.

      Wednesday and Thursday, September 20 & 21, 2017 - 5:30 pm  to 9:30 pm   This eight hour course, held during two nights, covers safety equipment, safe boat operation, rules of the road, aids to navigation, emergency procedures and rendering assistance, and a host of other areas. Once you have the New York State Boating Safety Certificate, you must also obtain on-water skills in the safe operation of a powerboat, such as by taking the one day Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling course to receive the US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certificate. 

      View the Boating Safety Certificate course details at the above URL.

      The course is also given at many other locations in the region, as described here https://parks.ny.gov/recreation/boating/safety-courses.aspx
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      Sep
      23
      2017

      Safe Powerboat Handling Course - SUNY

      Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

      SUNY Maritime College, view the course details at the above URL.

      Are you serious about learning how to safely operate a powerboat and improve your on-the-water boat handling skills? This package combines the eight hour New York State Boating Safety classroom course with the on-the-water US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Course. The topics are covered using a variety of techniques in the classroom and dockside, emphasizing on-the-water practical application of all skills. 

      Or, get a group of 6-12 people interested in improving their boat handling and schedule your own class. SUNY Maritime licensed instructors can come to your club OR you can come to the SUNY Maritime Campus on a date convenient for you.

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      Sep
      23
      2017

      USODA Atlantic Coast Championship - Arapahoe, NC

      Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

      YMCA Camp Sea Gull - Seafarer
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      Sep
      23
      2017

      Youth Panel Natl Sailing Hall of Fame - Newport RI

      Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

      On the morning of Saturday, September 23, junior sailors from all around New England will enjoy the rare opportunity to interact with some of sailing's biggest stars as part of the 2017 National Sailing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Weekend at the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court. All are welcome and there is no charge to attend.

      Don't miss your chance to meet and interact with the 2017 National Sailing Hall of Fame Inductees, this Saturday, September 23. The panel discussion is free and open to the public from 1000 to 1100. We are encouraging youth sailors, their parents and all others to attend. 

      The panel is comprised of the current class of inductees, as well as local Olympian Louisa Chafee, and will be moderated by Jerry Kirby. At last count, 12 past inductees will also be in attendance (including JJ Fetter, Peter Harken, Bob and Rod Johnstone, Ted Turner, Betsy Allison, Gary Jobson, and Bruce Kirby.)

      Register now by clicking the above link, and please help spread the word by posting the attached flier on your social media and forwarding to anyone you think might be interested. The National Sailing Hall of Fame is dedicated to inspiring young sailors and is excited to share this opportunity with the local community. (There will be free gifts too!) 

      To learn more about the National Sailing Hall of Fame, visit their website.


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      Oct
      4
      2017

      RS Feva Fall Training Series - IHYC - W, Th, Sa thru late Oct

      Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

      Indian Harbor Yacht Club announces a new Fall training opportunity in the RS Feva.

      IHYC has coaching and charter boats lined up, and is now looking for commitment from sailors for the dates outlined below before finalizing. If you can commit to the program, please respond no later than Sunday, 9/24. There is a minimum commitment of 8 sailors so that at least 4 boats may train each day. IHYC has space for up to 12 sailors (six boats).

      Practice times are Wednesday & Thursday after school from 4:30 - 6:30 and Saturday from 1:00 - 5:00. Dates are below.  

      W & TH: Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19: 4:30-6:30 pm  
            SAT: Oct. 7 & 21: 1:00-5:00 pm  

      Total price including the Feva charter is $650 for IHYC members (or $975 for non-IHYC). Email Joel Labuzetta if you own a Feva boat and are interested in participating.  

      As a bonus, enrollment in the program also includes entry and the charter fee for a Feva clinic and regatta weekend October 28-29.

      Please email Joel Labuzetta to confirm your commitment to the program by Sunday 9/24 and IHYC will be in touch with further details. 

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