US Sailing is seeking a broad range of presentations and presenters for Sailing Leadership Forum 2018 at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St. Pete Beach, Fla. on February 1-3, 2018. Do you want to present on a topic? – Submit the Session and Speaker Information Forms Do you have expertise to share but don’t
Livestream Powered by US Sailing US Sailing has partnered with the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) to provide live video broadcast coverage of the 2017 College Sailing National Championships from Charleston, S.C. Livestream Broadcast Schedule Friday, May 26 @ 9:30 am EST (1 day): Sperry Women’s National Championships Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29 @
The Yale coed sailing team has completed a dominant regular season and are now preparing for the ICSA Semifinal National Championship in Charleston, S.C. in early June. The Bulldogs captured more individual awards than any team in NEISA, including Rookie of the Year. Reports indicate that Freshman Graceann Nicolosi became the first crew to earn
2017 International Women’s Keelboat Championship Comes To Mexico US Sailing Accepting Applications From Teams All Over The World Submit Your Application By Friday, May 19 To Access Early Registration Discount!   PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (May 15, 2017) – For the first time in event history, the storied International Women’s Keelboat Championship (IWKC) will be contested outside
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (May 16, 2017) – US Sailing, the National Governing Body of the sport, is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with 11th Hour Racing, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation that specializes in fostering strategic partnerships within the sailing and marine communities to promote collaborative systemic change for the health of our
Dear US Sailing Members, Maryland and Florida have proposed legislation that could adversely impact our sport. This is an update sharing the good news regarding  Maryland Senate Bill 1147 – State Boat Act and  Florida Senate Bill 1242 – Salt Water Boat Act. Earlier this year, US Sailing received numerous communications from our members and
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing today announced a revision to the athlete selection procedures for American RS:X board sailing athletes aiming to represent the United States at the 2017 Youth Sailing World Championships in Sanya, China (December 9-16, 2017). The premier event in youth sailing, and a proven pathway for future Olympic medalists, over 400 sailors from approximately 60 nations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing today released a new logo for the US Sailing Team, which will adorn national team athletes during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic quadrennium and beyond. The top sailors and teams in each Olympic class are selected annually for the national team roster. US Sailing helps these athletes with financial, logistical, coaching, technical,
Photo gallery Sailing Diplomacy By Gary Jobson As I spoke to 40 youngsters in Thailand, I studied their faces carefully. The 20 boys and 20 girls ranged in age from 8 to 18. Not one of them had ever been on a sailboat. Over the next two days, me and a group of instructors from

Sailor of the Month – Kris Scheppe

Blind sailor, Kris Scheppe (Naples, Fla.), has overcome his sight limitations in a myriad of ways through his adventurous goals and achievements, and now he wants to share that excitement and passion with others. Scheppe was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a genetic eye disease, at a young age. Over time, he lost his peripheral
US Sailing, the National Governing Body of the sport, and Gowrie Group and Chubb Insurance have announced a multi-year sponsorship extension. Gowrie Group will serve as the Official Insurance Agency of US Sailing and the US Sailing Team. Chubb will be the Official Insurance Carrier of US Sailing and the US Sailing Team.
The fleet of 16 Hobie 17 catamarans completed their fourth and final set of races on Sunday at the 2017 U.S. Multihull Championship, hosted by Ocean Springs Yacht Club on Biloxi Bay. Phil Collins bolstered his Hobie 17 racing resume with another win in the class. Collins led from start to finish and won the Hobie Alter Trophy by seven points over Daniel Borg through 15 races, including three on Sunday.
Are electrical hazards at your sailing facility endangering your sailors? There is a recent, unfortunate history of electrical lines located on the property of sailing facilities coming in contact with sailors and causing serious injury. It is the on-going duty of an electric utility company to install and maintain it’s wires in such a way
Don Rotzien has been recognized for his unique ability to teach the most complex sailing topics to his students participating in the sail education programs at Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS). At the National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) last February in Austin, Texas, Rotzien received a US Sailing training award for Excellence in Instruction. As
At US Sailing’s National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) in February in Austin, TX, Lynn Handy, Executive Director of Downtown Sailing Center in Baltimore, presented “Five Strategies for Millennial Engagement in Sailing.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing today named veteran business consultant and former 470 athlete Jim Campbell (Stoughton, Wisc.) as Chief Business Officer of U.S. Olympic Sailing. Campbell will be the first CBO in the US Sailing Team’s history, and will be focused on connecting needed funding to athletes, building a new performance system and helping
Pictured: The 2017 US Sailing Team will feature a mixture of newcomers and returning veterans such as Rio 2016 Olympians Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla., above). Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, has named 18 Olympic-class athletes
Join us for Sailing Leadership Forum 2018 at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St. Pete Beach, Fla. on February 1-3, 2018. Leaders from sail training and education, yacht club and sailing organization management, race officials, and industry professionals will meet and learn from one-another in the surroundings of this spectacular South Florida venue.
Pictured: US Sailing Team athletes will benefit from Marlow’s innovative products on racecourses around the world. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – The US Sailing Team today announced a partnership with Marlow Ropes, a world leader in the development and manufacture of performance yachting rope. Effective immediately, Marlow will be the official rope supplier

Sailor of the Month – Pam Healy

From the highest levels of elite Olympic caliber international competition to the grass-roots of youth sailing participation in local inner-city communities, Pam Healy has put her heart and soul behind every facet of sailing she has ever been part of, on and off the water. Healy has been named Sailor of the Month for her