Are you looking for more depth and variety in your dinghy racing curriculum? If so, consider the Skills Kit – 2022 Edition.
Skills Kit Features
Comprehensive topic coverage
Covers 25 racing skills, from boat handling to strategy to mental preparation.
Faster path to good performance
Each skill includes a concise but complete performance description to help visualize what good looks like.
Multiple ways to learn
350+ learning activities, including land demos/videos and on-water drills.
Engage students and parents with ~100 links to enrichment/reference materials.
Mutiple Levels and Boat Types
Skills Kit content is sorted by three levels: Learn to Race, Intermediate Racer, Advanced Racer. Most of the material applies to any small racing boat. The content includes specific tips for Optimists and junior sailing sloops (X boat/420).
The Skills Kit also includes evaluation forms with measurable performance standards.
~25 activities for no-sail days, collected from various sources.
Evolution of the Skills Kit
The Skills Kit was first offered in 2021. Based on customer feedback, we worked with the Inland Lake Yachting Association (ILYA) to develop two complementary products:
- ILYA Racing Curriculum – 2022 edition. Set of 25 lesson plans with chalk talk points, 3-6 learning activities for each skill, and performance reminders.
- Skills Kit – 2022 edition. Aligns with the ILYA curriculum but adds depth and variety. The Skills Kit can stand alone or as a companion to the ILYA Racing Curriculum.
Features Comparison Chart
|ILYA Racing Curriculum||SailZing Skills Kit|
|Covers 25 racing skills with tips for Opti, X boat, 420 at three experience levels||√||√|
|Performance reminders (abbreviated) for each skill||√|
|Performance descriptions (complete) for each skill||√|
|Land demonstrations, on-water drills, links to videos||~130||~260|
|Enrichment/reference materials for sailors, parents, coaches||General references to
U.S. Sailing Books
|~100 specific references with links|
|Student evaluation forms with performance standards||√|
|Lesson plans and suggested road map for a 7-8 week course||√|
What You Get
Skills Kit is available in PDF format to your club’s folder in SailZing’s cloud storage. You can download the content or allow cloud access to anyone in your organization with a link and password.
Your access to the 2022 edition does not expire. We plan to expand the content annually and will provide updates at a discount to 2022 purchasers.
The SailZing Skills Kit is protected by federally-registered copyright. By purchasing, you agree to restrict access and distribution to within your organization.