As the summer approaches, and yacht clubs and community sailing centers are organizing their youth programs, US Sailing would like to share with you the wide range of program options we offer junior sailors to experience and enjoy sailing. Growing Youth Sailing Together Youth sailing programs are organized at the local level by you, the

A Q&A with Sailing Industry Leaders Rich Jepsen and Larry Ledgerwood Sailing organizations of all types and sizes, regardless of resources, are routinely faced with the task of recruiting, organizing and motivating staff and volunteers to collectively align behind greater organizational initiatives. Considering this task prompts some questions. How do our organizational goals align with

Each year, 150 students from nine public high schools in New York City, each with a unique story, participate in Sail Academy, a four-year youth development program at Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS). HRCS students learn to sail, build wooden boats, and receive academic credit through an afterschool program that uses STEM curriculum and US

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We know that race organizers often have a hard time finding officials to run, judge and umpire local and regional events… and we want to help solve that problem. One of our most important functions is training volunteers to support your racing, from a casual Wednesday night series to a national championship.  We’re here to

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These US Sailing Resource Center items are designed to provide knowledge and ideas for community sailing centers and yacht clubs. Please post these resources on your club’s website and newsletter and share through your social media media outlets: Junior Sailing Program Recruiting Tips How Sea Affinity of Baltimore Implemented Reach Sponsorship Request Tips Advantages of

Be a First Sail Location

Monday, 02 May 2016 by

Attention Yacht Clubs, Sailing Schools and Community Sailing Centers – First Sail is a nationwide initiative created in the summer of 2016 by US Sailing with support from sailing schools, community sailing centers, yacht clubs and other sailing industry organizations around the United States. The goal of First Sail is to educate the public on

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR US QUALIFIER OF HI-TECH YOUTH SAILING COMPETITION COMING TO NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, USA Red Bull Foiling Generation to Feature US Qualifier and World Final in October 2016 NEWPORT, RI (April 27, 2016) — Today’s youth may have easy access to the technological world but now those talented in sailing will race

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Early Entry Discount Period Approaching for 2016 International Women’s Keelboat Championship Portsmouth, R.I. (April 26, 2016) – The American Yacht Club in Rye, N.Y. will host the new International Women’s Keelboat Championship in provided J/70 class sailboats on August 14-20, 2016. Twenty-four teams from around the world will be invited to compete, with the intention

US Sailing Remembers Dale Mogle

Thursday, 21 April 2016 by

US Sailing is saddened by the news that Dale Mogle, a pillar in the US Sailing Training community, passed away on April 8th following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Dale is survived by his wife Jo. In 2011, Dale and Jo were presented the President’s Award by US Sailing President Gary Jobson in recognition of

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Why you should take US Sailing’s Small Boat Level 3 Coach Workshop? The Level 3 Coach Workshop provides coaches with information on how to develop performance boat handling and racing skills and instill in athletes the importance sportsmanship. This foundational course was designed to help raise the collective level of coaching in the US. For

Are you ready to take your racing skills to the next level, get access to great coaching, meet new friends, and have a blast on and off the water? You can make it happen at a USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival in 2016.

PORTSMOUTH, RI (March 21, 2016) – US Sailing, the National Governing Body for the sport of sailing, is proud to announce the launch of Basic Keelboat Online, a web-based supplement to the Basic Keelboat course and the organization’s newest online training platform. Developed in partnership with Fresh Air Educators, a leading online education provider, the

Steve Benjamin, a past Olympic medalist, and Annie Haeger, an Olympic hopeful, today were presented the US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards for 2015.

The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee awarded the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal to Martha Seabury, a new wooden schooner, whose sailors rescued three individuals from a capsized sailboat in Buzzards Bay on September 10, 2012.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Leukemia Cup Regatta is a thrilling series of sailing events that combines the joy of sailing with the important task of raising money to cure cancer. Since its inception in 1988, the Leukemia Cup Regatta has raised over $54 million to fund lifesaving research and patient services, bringing help and

A remarkable list of sailing’s most accomplished received high honors during Thursday night’s US Sailing Awards Dinner Presented by Rolex at the Hilton San Diego Resort. US Sailing recognized these esteemed award winners for their extraordinary achievements in support of sailing.

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The US Sailing Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal is awarded for bravery on the waterways. PORTSMOUTH, RI (February 1, 2016) – The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee awarded the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medals to eight boats for their heroic efforts when a microburst storm hit the 2015 Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championship, hosted

With the calendar switched to an Olympic year, the intensity on the water at the 2016 Sailing World Cup Miami presented by Sunbrella is a match for the famously bright South Florida sun.

Steve Benjamin and Annie Haeger today were named US Sailing’s 2015 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year. These two sailors, at different stages of their sailing careers, amassed a year to remember and will be recognized as the best of 2015.

NEW YORK, NY (January 11, 2016)—Old Pulteney, the single malt Scotch whisky known as the “Maritime Malt,” and US Sailing have announced that Nathan Indergaard of Marion, South Carolina will receive the 2015 Maritime Heroes Award. The Maritime Heroes Award recognizes men and women who are making significant contributions to educate, volunteer, advocate or simply