Seeing the wind is the number one rule of Tactics and Strategy and I use Tajima Direct lenses exclusively when racing.

Tajima-Direct allows you to put the highest quality polarized lens technology into your existing frames, including Rx, making it cheaper then buying new glasses.

Check out their site and use Code ‘SH10’ at checkout for a discount.

Zim Sailing, based in Rhode Island, provides one-design sailboats, parts, accessories, and services to the North American market. The principals of our company are lifelong sailing enthusiasts with boat building experience spanning over 40 years.

We engage in grass roots youth development of yacht club junior sailing programs, community sailing programs, and high school and collegiate sailing programs. Zim Sailing can be found at regattas around the country, providing support with charter boats and onsite sales and service.

USODA is the National class organization for Optimist sailing in the United States. 

The United States Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) has helped grow interest in sailing and would like you to join us in developing lifelong sailors. 

Our mission is simple:

USODA will support and sustain junior sailors, their families, and junior sailing programs with leadership, information, and organization which facilitates the growth of Optimist sailing at all levels. We will accomplish this while promoting fun, safety, self-reliance, and good sportsmanship.

  • Mark is a contributing photographer and writer for boating publications, covers major Regattas, and creates content for nautical brands and travel destinations. His photographs are showcased in the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s 2-man exhibit, Wind & Water. With his family roots deeply entrenched on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, Mark’s take on the world is informed by the sea. He’s as comfortable at the helm of a 70′ schooner as he is dropping anchor at a remote surf break. Across his 30+ years as an advertising Creative Director, he crafted campaigns for BMW North America, Callaway Golf, and Sony.  
  • Mark is an amazing photographer and has taken many of the pictures on this site. Thank you! 

I have been writing for Sailing World Magazine for over 15 years and am proud to have reached the status of “Racing Editor” along with Ed Baird, Terry Hutchinson and Jonathan Mckee among others!

Every issue of Sailing World magazine, delivers exclusive race coverage and news, the latest in trends and equipment, expert tips on boat speed and strategy, the best sailboat reviews, regatta schedules and top-action photography.

You will find some of my articles on my page Sailing Tips, Tricks and Advice.