First Sail Campaign

First Sail Campaign

First Sail Campaign

Every dollar invested in US Sailing’s First Sail Campaign is a dollar invested in a new sailor and the promise of a growing, vibrant future for sailing. First time sailors are being introduced to the sport through new and inclusive sailing programs at community sailing centers. These sailors are thriving, and we believe they represent an exciting trend that is shaping the future of our sport. Many of today’s top competitors, industry leaders and role models for youths started their sailing journey at a community sailing program. Your support of the First Sail Campaign will be directed to community programs for grants to improve their facilities and equipment, purchase boats, train instructors and offers sailing scholarships to kids who can’t afford to participate. Your contributions also provide resources to centers for the implementation of US Sailing’s adaptive sailing programs for wounded vets and the disabled.



Reach for 2015 Campaign

Inspire kids to have fun learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Reach uses sailing as a novel, exciting platform for learning essential academic and life skills.

Additional Opportunities to Support Sailing

Where Most Needed

Provide US Sailing’s leadership with the flexibility to allocate resources strategically by requesting that your contribution be allocated to the areas of greatest need.

Training & Education

Excellence in training and education is at the heart of US Sailing’s mission. Ensure the highest possible standards in instructor training at all levels of participation. US Sailing certified instructors ensure a solid foundation of skills for over 160,000 sailors every year. Advanced level coaching certification programs increase access to progressively advanced skills, giving every sailor the opportunity to excel and chart their course with confidence and competence.

Race Management

Foster the growth of participation in racing by guaranteeing that regattas are fair and well run. Support US Sailing’s comprehensive race official training programs. Provide qualified race management at the club, national and international levels. Your contributions train highly qualified race officials and help to offset travel costs for US Sailing’s volunteer corps of certified race officials.

National Championships

Provide opportunities for sailors of all ages to race against top national competitors at US Sailing’s National Championships. Contributions help fund the US Sailing Sailorship Program to provide travel grants to worthy sailors who qualify for the nationals, but can’t afford to get there.

Youth Sailing

Invest in the future of sailing. US Sailing is focused on providing access and opportunity to all young sailors. US Sailing’s Junior Olympic Festivals provide a fun introduction to racing and are often accompanied by sailing clinics and top-level youth coaching. Positive early sailing experiences encourage a lifetime of participation and enjoyment.


US Sailing Safety at Sea programs set high standards for the most authoritative and proven methods for keeping sailors safe. US Sailing’s Offshore office helps get racers to the start line. Go there for USA sail numbers, ORR, IRC and HPR ratings, PHRF nation-wide handicap listing and where to find offshore safety training. In addition they maintain the standards of safety courses, develop on-line safety training, offer database/certificate management services to PHRF fleets and train and certify the offshore/big boat measurers.


Help the US bring home the gold! Your support for the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider enables America’s top sailing athletes to prepare for victory by spending more time on the water competing, access to excellence in coaching, and helps us to provide more resources which we believe will lead to superior performances in Rio in 2016.