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Good Jibes #143: Kimball Livingston on Improving Youth Sailing

This week’s host, John Arndt, is joined by Kimball Livingston to chat about improving youth sailing and diversity in sailing. Kimball has been covering sailing in the Bay Area since the 1970s, including writing for Latitude 38, and is the staff commodore for youth sailing at St. Francis Yacht Club.

Kimball Livingston and youth sailing crew
Tune in to hear Kimball’s thoughts about the current generation of high school sailors.
© 2024 Kimball Livingston

Hear how we can get more kids into sailing, how to increase the diversity in the sport, how Kimball fell in love with sailing and journalism, how the US can improve its track record in international sailing competitions, and the fascinating history of the Cal 40.

This episode covers everything from youth sailing to writing about sailing. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear:

  • How has sailing changed over the years?
  • Why has the world shifted away from sailing?
  • How can we improve youth sailing?
  • What’s great about the current generation of high school sailors?
  • How can we get more kids into sailing?
  • Where is Kimball focusing his efforts now with youth sailing?
  • How can we increase diversity in sailing?
  • Short Tacks: What would Kimball say to non-sailors to get them to sail?

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