The Sailing Science Center Blog

June 1, 2020

The crew of the Santa Cruz 50, Deception, preparing for a spinnaker hoist. Many elements have to be coordinated to raise the sail successfully. Photo courtesy of Renegade Sailing.

Elaborate, long-range planning, is one of the abilities that distinguishes people from oth...

May 1, 2020

It can be a challenge for businesses and nonprofits to maintain engagement with their employees and volunteers in the best of times, but today the stakes have been raised. In this time of sheltering in place and social distancing, organizations are going to new lengths...

March 2, 2020

In my December 16 blog post I described the tripod upon which the Sailing Science Center stands. The legs of the tripod are technology, leadership and stewardship. These are fundamental values we are promoting to create lasting change in the world. Why these three? Let...

February 3, 2020

The word responsibility  can mean different things to different people. For some, taking responsibility is akin to taking the blame, a decidedly negative interpretation of the word. For others, taking responsibility is the ultimate form of empowerment. How can thi...

December 17, 2019

The following is adapted from the Founder's Comments at the Sailing Science Center's 2019 Gala, December 12, 2019, on the Ohana Floor at the top of Salesforce Tower.

The theme of tonight’s gala is Charting a Course to Success. I want to take that in the broadest sense a...

December 13, 2019

Danny Beesley showing off the SSC's first exhibit

We are extremely pleased to announce the completion and delivery of the Sailing Science Center's first exhibit, the Land Yacht Experiment Table, designed by Paul Kamen and built by Danny Beesley of Idea Builder Labs, at...

December 1, 2019

Last month we looked at goals and how the value in goals is often derived more from the challenges during the journey to attain them than from the attainment itself. This month we look at another aspect of the journey, which is the traveling partners we choose along th...

November 1, 2019

When Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mt. Everest on May 29, 1953, they had a view of the world that no one had seen before. In order to reach their camp before nightfall, the pair spent only 15 minutes at the top before beginning their descent....

October 1, 2019

When we create community it is always done on common ground. The very word community derives from the old French comunité meaning commonness. We may bring together people with big differences, but when differences exist, community can still be created on common ground....

October 1, 2019

Why Competitive Yacht Racers are Some of the Fittest Humans on the Planet

Competitive yacht racing is the ultimate functional fitness exercise. It provides a constantly varied high-intensity interval workout, requiring participants to push, pull, haul, trim, jump, lift,...

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