Being nominated for and elected to the Sailor Athlete Council (SAC) is important for the sport of sailing and for the interests of active, racing sailors. SAC can nominate individuals to the Board of Directors, and can place registered sailor athletes throughout the organization. The following is the minimum commitment elected SAC members are expected to make:

  • Serve your entire four-year term;
  • Regular participation in SAC phone conferences;
  • Thoughtful engagement in email discussion;
  • Volunteer for additional duties on an as-needed basis;
  • Volunteer for other committee positions within US Sailing, whenever possible;
  • Commit to learn more about US Sailing and its structure;
  • Develop a working knowledge of US Sailing bylaws;
  • Active solicitation of individual sailors to register as sailor athletes;
  • Initiate conversation with sailor athletes and relay their concerns and comments to SAC;
  • Make a best effort to attend US Sailing Annual Meetings;
  • Use discretion in making SAC discussions public, and honor other SAC members request for privacy with certain information.


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