West Coast Sailing Blog

Getting Kids Into Sailing

So your kid is interested in sailing? Congratulations! Kids are fickle these days, with so many distractions available. Sailing can be a great way for a young person to spend their time outdoors, learn new skills, and make new friends. Because sailing is dependent on weather and the environment, kids learn more than being in a gym all day with a ball. The sport of Sailing can be fun, social, and adventurous while encourage values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and sound decision making. When taught well and supported, it can build a positive and lifelong passion. The benefits are endless!

Laser Mk2 Sail Tuning by Fillah Karim

Check out this Laser Mk2 Sail tuning guide from sponsored sailing team member Fillah Karim. Fillah was an early adopter to the new Laser Mk2 class approved standard sail and has learned the ins and out and nuances of this new sail. The following are his notes and observations which should prove useful for anyone transitioning to this sail or looking for trimming tips.

Staff Picks: Our Favorite Hobie Kayaks

Last month we told you about our new product line, Hobie Kayaks. The response has been great! There are a few models we've fallen in love with that we think you'll enjoy. Read on to find out more about the range and discover the perfect Hobie Kayak for your needs.

The Road To RS Feva Worlds

West Coast Sailing is pleased to announce a partnership with Pacific NW sailors Dieter Creitz and Conrad Miller on their Road to RS Feva Worlds, taking place for the first time ever in North America at Clearwater Community Sailing Center in Clearwater, FL. In Part 1 of our series we introduce Dieter and Conrad and find out more about how they joined up to sail in the RS Feva class.