As we all know, there’s a lot to learn in sailing!
In that regard, I read books, subscribe to magazines and even attend workshops to learn more about this sport that I love.
I’d like to get anyone that’s interested more involved with these learning opportunities. Here are a couple recommendations that I have:
1. Subscribe to the Speed & Smarts newsletter. I can hook you up for 15% off, $34/yr. It has no ads, is well laid out, and does not assume too much racing knowledge. If you have trouble finding time for books, or getting through whole books in a reasonable time (as I do), this could be a godsend. It covers one topic per issue and is usually 15 pages long.
2. Buy a good sailing book. The North U books are great, as are the books by Dave Perry. I highly recommend both.
3. I’d like to gauge interest in a regular crew meeting, the “LinGin Book Club”. Perhaps a breakfast or a lunch once a week or every other week. We would select a chapter from a book (or perhaps a Speed & Smarts issue) to discuss each meeting.
What are your thoughts?