Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Nevin Snow - Zoom Call Wed @ 8:00pm

Team,

Tomorrow evening is our Zoom call with Nevin Snow.  Below are details for joining the meeting.

Topic: Whatcom Sailing - Nevin Snow
Time: Apr 29, 2020 08:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/98767480117?pwd=RmFwZm11MUxOQmdJR1MyMTFrd3BjZz09

Meeting ID: 987 6748 0117
Password: 333835

About Nevin Snow Nevin is one of the most successful youth sailors in the past 10 years.  While in high school his team won nationals and he won A fleet.  In college he sailed for Georgetown and won Sailor of the Year twice, was an All American every year, and won Nationals 3 times!  There aren't many better than he is in an FJ or Laser. He is now working on a 49er Olympic campaign.  He will be representing the USA in the next Olympics. Read more here: https://www.ussailing.org/athletes/nevin-snow/

Here's some of the sailing events he has won:
  • 2x College Sailor of the Year (2015, 2016)
  • 4x College All-American (2013-2016)
  • 3x College National Champion (2x Match Racing, 1x Fleet Racing)
  • ISSA Singlehanded Champion (2010, 2011)
  • ISSA Fleet Race Champion (2010)
  • 2017 49er North American Champion
  • 2019 49er National Champion
  • 2019 49er Worlds, 13th
  • 2020 49er Olympic Trials, 1st
  • 2014 World University Games, Gold (Match Racing)
  • 2009 Laser Radial U17 Worlds, 3rd
  • Governor's Cup Match Race Champion (2011, 2016)
Come ready with questions!  Parents are welcome to listen in, but please give the kids first opportunity to ask questions.


Scott Wilson
Director - Whatcom Sailing
360.303.1759 c

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Robyn Lesh - Zoom Call Tonight @ 6:00pm

Team,

Tonight is our Zoom call with Robyn Lesh. Here are call in details:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/99449797428?pwd=SFlvY2FkYkh1ekhWRmgvRzNCMUdOUT09

Meeting ID: 994 4979 7428
Password: 088119

Robyn Lesh - Robyn sailed on the Sehome team back in high school. Her senior year she won A fleet at Districts with Elsa.  She graduated in 2012 and then went to MIT where she sailed as well.  Her senior year she led her MIT team to an 8th place finish at nationals.  She is now working for the New York Yacht Club American Magic America's Cup team as one of the boat designers. She is very nice, very smart, and a very good sailor. Here's a video of her: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKyc2QIBB08 

Come with questions!
 
Scott Wilson
Director - Whatcom Sailing
360.303.1759 c

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Sailing Team - Zoom Call - Special Guests

Team, 

Over the next few weeks we will have some special guests to join us on our Zoom calls and talk to us about sailing.  Our first three guests are Robyn Lesh, Nevin Snow, and Steve Hunt.  First up will be Robyn tomorrow (April 22) at 6:00pm.  Below is a quick bio on each of the guests.  Your homework: Send me questions you would like to ask each of them.

Robyn Lesh - Robyn sailed on the Sehome team back in high school. Her senior year she won A fleet at Districts with Elsa.  She graduated in 2012 and then went to MIT where she sailed as well.  Her senior year she led her MIT team to an 8th place finish at nationals.  She is now working for the New York Yacht Club American Magic America's Cup team as one of the boat designers. She is very nice, very smart, and a very good sailor. Here's a video of her: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKyc2QIBB08

Nevin Snow - Nevin is one of the most successful youth sailors in the past 10 years.  His team high school team won high school nationals and he won A fleet.  In college he sailed for Georgetown and won Sailor of the Year twice, was an All American every year, and won Nationals at least a couple times (I didn't look it up).  Either way, there aren't many better than he is in an FJ. He is now our countries best 49er sailor and will be in the next Olympics whenever that is.  He also crushes it in a Laser too. Read more here: https://snowagnese2020.com/about/

Steve Hunt - Steve coaches the Point Loma team, which if you don't know, has won probably 75% of the last 20 high school national championships.  I just made that number up, but I am guessing I am pretty close.  He is a professional sailor.  People hire him constantly to race with them and win.  Which he does, a lot.  He has won many national and world championships in Melges, Etchells, and J70s.   He also was an All American in college and won A fleet his senior year at both high school and college sailing nationals,

I will send Zoom call details tomorrow for Wednesdays call.
 
Scott Wilson
Director - Whatcom Sailing
360.303.1759 c

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Sailing Team Update - COVID 19

ISSA has officially cancelled all high school sailing through May 1st, as well as District and National Championship regattas for the entire season.  This means that all regattas on our schedule are officially cancelled.  There is still a slim chance that things will settle down and local in-district regattas and practices may happen in May.

I know this is a lame way for the year to end, especially for the seniors who have been on the team for many years.  But there is one regatta that will never be cancelled, The Golden Bailer Trophy!  We will have this race.  It may not be until August, but it will happen eventually.  We will also have an end of year party, eventually.  Maybe we can convince Morgan to give another speech!

As soon as things settle down and it is safe to get back on the water in any capacity I will let you know.  

Until then, stay healthy, and watch some fun videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TENnO7KgKrU (The girl in the video is Robyn!)

Scott Wilson
Director - Whatcom Sailing
360.303.1759 c

Friday, March 13, 2020

Sailing Practice Cancelled Until April 24th

Matching up with school closures, sailing practice is cancelled starting immediately until at least April 24th.  

I am going to try to set up online chalk talks and rules talks.  I know, I know, you can't imagine a more exciting thing to do.  But let's do it anyway.  Stay tuned.

Scott Wilson
Director - Whatcom Sailing
360.303.1759 c

Thursday, March 12, 2020

COVID-19 Sailing Team Update

TEAM:

The school district has officially cancelled all athletic competitions through April 12th.  This means the following regattas are cancelled for us:

March 14 - Bellingham
March 21-22 - Seattle
March 28-29 - Bainbridge
April 4-5 - Hood River

At this time practices are still happening.

Scott


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Combined Division Regatta CANCELLED

Team,

Due to COVID-19, Sail Sand Point in Seattle has cancelled the Combined Division Regatta that was planned for March 21&22.  At the moment this weekends regatta and practices are still happening.  I am going by the school districts recommendation for cancelling events and at this point they are not cancelling sporting events such as these.

Stay healthy!

Scott Wilson
Director - Whatcom Sailing
360.303.1759 c