A Q&A with Kevin Broome and Katie Tinder In a pair of discussions with Kevin Broome, sailing director of American Yacht Club (N.Y.), and Katie Tinder, sailing program manager of Columbia Sailing School (Ill.), we learn more about the importance of getting off to a great start to your sail education season and how setting
As the racing action heats up in Bermuda at the 35th America’s Cup, the US Sailing Reach Initiative is thrilled to have a unique opportunity to participate in activities hosted by the 2017 America’s Cup Endeavour Education Station, presented by Orbis, at the America’s Cup Village through Sunday, June 25. US Sailing’s Reach Initiative is an official “Educational Partner” of the America’s Cup Endeavour Program.
The summer sailing season is upon us, and perhaps no other topic is more vital to sailing organizations than safety. Most community sailing centers, yacht clubs and sailing schools have their own on-water Emergency Action Plan (EAP) unique to their own venue, facility, sailing area and environment. A carefully drafted and vetted EAP is a
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (July 11, 2017) - US Sailing announced today the continuation of their partnership with iconic watch brand, Rolex Watch U.S.A.
  Pictured: Buckingham (left), celebrates with fellow medalists Elliot Hanson of Great Britain and Matthew Wearn of Australia. Credit Klaas Wiersma Media. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 28, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – The US Sailing Team’s Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) earned a silver medal in the men’s one-person Laser event at the 2017 Delta Lloyd Regatta, a top-level
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 @
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing and Helly Hansen, a global leader in sailing apparel, have announced a new partnership to support the US Sailing Team. Helly Hansen has been named as the exclusive apparel provider for national team sailors through 2020. “As US Sailing Team athletes compete around the world, it is of critical importance that they are equipped with the best technical
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
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (April 20, 2017) – US Sailing has partnered with Sperry Charleston Race Week to create new pathways for our sailors in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. Sperry Charleston Race Week, the largest keelboat regatta in North America, will be hosting sailors from around the world on April 20-23, 2017. In conjunction
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