The inaugural U.S. Sailing Leadership Forum took place Feb 6th-8th in sunny San Diego. This groundbreaking event was the first of it’s kind and pulled together sailors from all aspects of the sport for several days of speakers, presentations, and seminars.It’s not very often you find 600 sailors and industry leaders from around the country in once place. The event was a unique opportunity for us to meet sailors, coaches and program directors, discuss issues and find new ways to innovate. The energy and enthusiasm was a great source of inspiration for us as we continue to work hard in support of small boat sailing. Huge word of thanks to the team at RS Sailing for contributing as a sponsor for this event and helping put on a successful demo day off the beach. We had a great time meeting sailors from around the country and look forward to the next Leadership Forum!
West Coast Sailing Named North North American Distributor for Int. 29er Class
After a few years away, West Coast Sailing is pleased to announce it is once again a full dealer for 29er boats, sails, parts and gear. We have worked closely with the class, builders, and 9er Inc to become one of four key distributors in North America. Parts, sails and other accessories will be coming directly from manufacturers instead of a central point. This should increase availability of inventory, reduce costs, and keep sailors on the water.
From the 29er Class Association:
“This bold new North American dealer network is what is needed to support and grow the 29er class throughout the US and Canada,” said Blake MacDiarmid, 29er World Council Vice President for North America. ”It is a professional approach that will keep the class healthy, accessible and affordable – just the recipe to get more youth sailors into the performance development pipeline and Olympic pathway.”
We will officially support sailors from Vancouver, B.C. down to San Diego, CA. Fear not SoCal sailors…West Coast Sailing will be working with John Papadopoulos in your neck of the woods.
This is an exciting and long overdue return of the 9er brand to West Coast Sailing. We are excited to re-launch a full online store for sails, parts, and accessories and being importing new boats. Boats will be ordered in small quantities, so please communicate with us promptly if you are thinking of getting a new boat. A 29er Trade-In Program is also in the works to help get more new boats into Western fleets. These are exciting times for the 29er class!
Earn a Free Gift (or 2!) with qualifying purchases of Gill sailing gear this holiday season. Don’t miss out!
Here’s how it works:
Spend $150 or More* > Free Harness Rescue Tool
Spend $325 or More* > Free 5L Dry Bag
*Total value of Gill items in single purchase / Fulfillment of gift item direct from Gill NA
Thinking about a new boat? There is still time to take advantage of special offers on new and event boats. We have brand new, race ready Lasers, McLaughlin Event Optimists, and recreation and performance boats from RS Sailing including a special Fall Buying Program for the RS Venture. These Fall Boat Deals won’t last long so contact us right away!
RECENTLY ADDED: RS VENTURE FALL BUYING PROGRAM
- 2013 RS Venture Fall Buying Program
- FREE TRAILER with purchase of a new RS Venture
- Orders must be placed by December 31st, 2013
- Delivery in Spring 2014
VIEW ALL OF OUR FALL DEALS
New Lasers – Save $745!
- Made in the U.K.
- Half Price Freight
- $500 store credit per boat
- 20 boat container has arrived and boats are selling fast!
Event Lasers – $5,945 SOLD OUT U.K. boats with just 5 days of sailing time Include Seitech Dolly. Limited supply!As of Oct 1st, deposits have been taken for all Event Lasers
Event Optimist – Save $500+
- McLaughlin event boat sailed less than 10 days.
- Club Racer (new sail, spars, and rigging) – $2,615
- Advanced Racer (new sail, spars, and rigging) – $3,185
- Purchase between 10/1 and 12/31 and get a free dolly, bottom cover, or second sail**
Event 420s – Free Gear!
- 2013 event boats with average of 7 days sailing time
- Free Dolly and Blade Bag – An $800 Value!
RS Sailboats – Free Cover / Reduced Shipping!
- Reduced shipping on our most popular boats
- Recreation – RS Tera, RS Feva, and RS Vision
- Performance – RS 100, RS 500, RS 800, and RS Venture
- All boats receive a free top cover with Fall Boat purchase
I’m pumped to go sailing! What happens next?