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July 16, 2018 Rob Gibbs

2018 Laser North American Champoinships

This year the Laser North American Championship was held at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club the 12th - 15th of July. This event was a qualifier for the 16..

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July 13, 2018 Rob Gibbs

Knots and What Knot

One of the most useful skills on a boat is being able to tie the right knot for a situation (or whatever knot the skipper asks for!) Think you know..

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July 12, 2018 Rob Gibbs

Start of Season Laser Tips

No matter how many videos I watch or how many people I talk to, I almost always get something out of these kinds of discussions. This is RYA's Top Tips..

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July 11, 2018 Rob Gibbs

The Final Straw

As a follow up to yesterday's post on Plastic Pollution, I wanted to take a minute to tell everyone that there are options out there to single use..

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July 10, 2018 Rob Gibbs

Environmental Impacts of Sailing

Because we turn off our motors as often as we can, most sailors think of our sport as pretty environmentally friendly. I would agree in principle, but..

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July 09, 2018 Rob Gibbs


Everyone knows Plastic Pollution is a problem for our oceans and waterways (yes...lakes and rivers too!) Now the American Sailing Association (ASA) has..

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July 06, 2018 Rob Gibbs

RS21 - A J70 and Viper 640 Competitor

A new competitor in the 19-21' sport-boat space has come out of the UK. Earlier this year RS Sailing launched it's new club racing keel-boat the RS21...

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July 05, 2018 Rob Gibbs

US Sailing Initiative - Squaring the Pyramid

The most valuable piece of mail I've EVER gotten from US Sailing came this week. I've talked in this forum before about needing to have more..

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July 04, 2018 Rob Gibbs

Happy 4th of July!

I want to take a moment to thank everyone for their support of Desert Wind Sailboats thus far this year. The re-launch that we did at the beginning of..

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July 03, 2018 Rob Gibbs

20 Best Places to Cruise

Sitting at my desk today I had a bit of a longing for cooler temps and blue water. Here is a great list of 20 of the best Cruising Destinations in the..

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