The success of sailing is largely dependent on the success of the social aspects at all levels of the sport. It is the same for kids as well and not different for high level competitions. When sailors get a chance to freely interact with other sailors on the water they have all the more reasons to connect with and grow with the sport. Two of the best examples include the Pleon Yacht Club and Fleet 5 of the Rhodes 19 class.
The Pleon Yacht Club is indeed the oldest sailing club in the country for juniors. It has generated more than the actual shares of the world class sailors. The main key to its success is the culture of “kids only” that makes it so popular. The officers of the club are kids and the instructors are mostly college kids, who are intersested in getting trained up so that they can take a Kastela Bareboat Yacht Charter of their own one day. Also, the directors of the program are none other than young adults.
Furthermore, the 50 year old club Fleet 5 of the Rhodes 19 was never so strong or vibrant like it is now. The sailors are mostly out of colleges with a whole lot of energy. There is a top group like, other common groups that sets expectations to achieve victory through trophies. The team does a great job of providing clinics wherein the main sailors help others raise the game. The all year fleet parties that take places offer the social connection to keep every member involved and interested.
There is pot luck parties with drinks made available through the fleet bar. There are several classes that have come and gone simply because the fleet members did not connect well enough with the ones they sailed against with. The main charm of any sport is that it can be enjoyed in multiple ways and on many levels too. The key to success is to embrace all of this and increase opportunities for social connections between the participants.