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Setting a schedule for your racing season

Published on February 4th, 2015

An organized schedule is essential to a successful racing season AND to build the best sailing teams. Greg Koski from Ullman Sails Cleveland and Erik Shampain from Ullman Sails Newport Beach offer their experiences and advice to boat owners for putting together a successful schedule for any racing season. Their tips provide insight into everything from how to set up a cohesive team and build chemistry, to what it takes to accomplish your goals on the racecourse

A crew’s performance is subject to a variety of factors on the race course, from the conditions and weather to whether or not they had coffee in the morning. One of the most important components of a crew’s performance is clarity of mind and focus. A well organized and stable crew gives your boat the best chance to succeed on the water— a racing schedule is one of the key factors to setting up a solid team.

Whether you’re organizing a pro team or a crew of PHRF connoisseurs, developing consistency and loyalty, and climbing the results page is significantly aided by having set expectations for the season. Helping people manage their schedules and commitment to the program ultimately builds stronger team chemistry and sets your team up for a more successful and enjoyable season.

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