Spinnakers up at the US Sailing Junior Championship

A Full Summer for LTHS Sailing

This summer the LTHS Sailing Team had kids racing around the nation, at several national-level events, from the west coast all the way to the east coast. Most notably of these events was the US Sailing Championship, which our teams qualified to go to this past spring and then went up to race against the […]

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Team Racing 101

Team racing in sailing can often be seen as this ominous task that’s only meant for really experienced sailors. Many times, it is misunderstood and this huge complicated idea which involves thousands of playbooks and rules. However, I firmly believe that anyone who wants to can learn and that it happens to be one of […]

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All About The FJ

All About The FJ HISTORY The Fj is the shorter name for Flying Junior. The Flying Junior or FJ is a sailing dinghy which was designed in 1955 in the Netherlands by renowned boat designer Van Essen and Olympic sailor Conrad Gülcher. The FJ was built to serve as a training boat for the Olympic […]

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What You Need To Start Sailing

Everytime you start a new sport, you need new gear. Here’s a Start-Up Guide of things we recommend, require, provide, and things that are optional.Required for every sailorSunscreenWater bottle with carabiner clipRecommend gearOnce you spend a semester or two with us, we recommend investing in the following gear:SunglassesSailing gloves (Invest in some nice gloves, your […]

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Sailing out to the race course on Lake Travis

Trust Your Gut

A True Story Once upon a time on Lake Travis, there was a sailor that has been a sailor for around 4 years. He was thought to be very wise. He was not. One day during a race, this unnamed sailor was with a fantastic intermediate who had won the first race. Now, the intermediate […]

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