I must admit I didn't have high hopes of the program when I started to watch it. I mean, I love small boat racing but watching it on TV? It would surely be excruciatingly boring, right? Not so...
Good breeze on San Francisco Bay with some nice surfing conditions downwind. Close races. On-board cameras. The ultimate winner not decided until the last set. Even Gary Jobson managed not to spoil it for me.
And what great kids. I have sailed against some of these skippers in Lasers (way behind them of course) and one or two of them have appeared on Proper Course before. The program has an interview with Paul Cayard where he admits that these superb young sailors would blow him away in short course dinghy racing.
So if you have access to ESPNU and you need something to remind you of all that is good about young people in our sport, try and catch the show. It will air again at the following times...
Wednesday, July 1 at 3:00am
Thursday, July 2 at 7:00pm
Friday, July 3 at 2:00pm
Friday, July 3 at 8:00pm
Thursday, July 9 at 7:00pm
Friday, July 10 at 3:00am
(all times eastern).