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  • Laser 4.7 is a Good Transition Boat from the Optimist

    Girl sailing in 2019 Laser 4.7 World Championships
    What is the Laser 4.7 rig? (aka ILCA 4)? It is a Laser sailboat (aka ILCA dinghy) with the smallest of the three sail rigs. The Laser 4.7 uses a smaller sail with a different lower mast section. A Laser Standard (aka ILCA 7) or Radial (aka ILCA 6) rig can be reconfigured into a Laser 4.7 by changing the ... read more »
  • Ocean Advocates Week 1: Single-Use Plastics

    Hey Ocean Advocates, Hope everyone’s had a great start to the summer. It’s a great time of year to focus on ocean health. Our first module is on single-use plastics – where they might be flying under the radar in your program and how to eliminate them for good. We collaborate with Sailors for the Sea, so if ... read more »
  • JSA of LIS Summer 2021 Media Editor

    Hello all, my name is Mia Solomon. I am very excited to be part of the JSA of LIS community as the summer media editor. For the next two months, I will be helping to run the JSA website (www.jsalis.org), as well as the social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@JSAofLIS). I’d like to ... read more »
  • JSA LIS All Instructor Symposium 2021

    Unlike past year in-person events pictured above, the All Instructor Symposium on June 16 & 17, 2021, was virtual on Zoom, scheduled for two mornings, each with two hours of content: June 16 had one general interest track suitable for all June 17 had two tracks: one with topics for experienced staff, ... read more »
  • JSA LIS Head Instructor Workshop 2021

    Small Group at prior JSA Head Instructor Workshop
    Unlike past year in-person events pictured above, the Head Instructor Workshop on June 10, 2021, was a hybrid format: An in-person session at Larchmont Yacht Club enhanced exchange of ideas among head instructors and other program leaders, such as directors and senior staff A Zoom session enabled remote ... read more »
  • JSA LIS Preseason Clinic 2021

    Sailors enhanced their skills during a prior clinic The JSA of LIS Preseason Clinic for Club 420s, Fevas and Lasers (Standard/Radial/4.7) was held at Stamford Yacht Club for two days on Saturday June 12 and Sunday June 13, 2021. The clinic had sections for sailors who were: – Developing their skills after ... read more »
  • JSA LIS Spring Meeting 2021

    JSA Spring Meeting Audience
    Unlike past year in-person events pictured above, the Spring General Meeting of JSA member programs was held on Zoom during the evening of June 7, 2021. About 40 people attended on Zoom. We hope that many more may be able to benefit by viewing this archive of the workshop resources, including the agenda, ... read more »