National Conference

About the National Conference

The US Sailing National Conference (formally Annual Meeting) is a unique opportunity for members to meet with the National Governing Body’s leadership and discuss relevant industry topics facing the sport, exchange ideas, reflect on progress, and look ahead to future plans.

The National Conference also focuses on Board and Committee business, progress reports, current issues and planning. Join us as we showcase the value that US Sailing brings to the sport of sailing, to organizations and to sailors.

US Sailing’s National Conference has something for everyone.

When: October 23 – 25, 2014
Where: Hilton Milwaukee City Center/ Milwaukee, WI (use the link below for online booking)
Reservations:  online or 414-271-7250  (group room rate is $169/night)* **
*Cut-off date for group rate is Sept. 29
**Be sure to mention US Sailing to get the group rate

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in growing the sport of sailing and who wants to bring creative ideas and energy to US Sailing, RSP Representatives, RSA Leadership, Local Sailing Organization leaders, US Sailing Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and Members, and US Sailing Staff Directors.

Please join us and bring along a friend, help us double last year’s attendance!

Events:

Advanced Race Management Seminar - Oct 22 & 23

This is an accelerated Advanced Race Management Seminar for race officers who need to renew their certification. A previous Club Race Management course and successful test are minimum prerequisites.

Dates: Wednesday 10/22 from 12-5 and Thursday 10/23 from 8-5.
Instructors: John Strassman and Hank Stuart
More Information: Race Officer Seminar Calendar.

Harken Tour and Welcome cocktail reception – Thursday Oct 23

Join us for a tour of Harken and welcome cocktail reception.
Included in your registration fee.
Transportation provided.

Maritime Treasures Tour at the American Geographical Society Library at UW Milwaukee - Friday Oct 24

US Sailing and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries are excited to offer an opportunity to view the largest collection of rare nautical charts.

As Milwaukee emerges as the nation’s water research hub, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries are excited to share our rich maritime history resources. For that reason, we are pleased to extend an invitation to view the Maritime Treasures at the American Geographical Society Library, North America’s largest map collection in a university setting.  We think you will be fascinated by these rare nautical maps and charts.

Come along for this tour and view our maritime treasures – many rare items from our world class collection will be on view, including original maps dating from the time of Columbus, charts by Captain James Cook of the Pacific, and Maury’s original compilations of the ocean pilotage charts and more!

Tour Date: Friday October 24th at 9:30am and 2:30pm

Tour is free and transportation will be provided. Each tour will depart from the front of the hotel and last approximately 2 1/2 hours.

Space is limited to 15 people per tour, if you register and can no longer attend please email events@ussailing.org

REGISTER ONLINE

Annual Awards Dinner - Friday Oct 24

Annual Awards Dinner
Friday October 24, 2014
6:30pm
Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Salad
Romaine fingers, parmesan reggiano, chiabatta croutons, garlic lemon dressing

Entree

Grilled New York Strip, Red Wine Bordelaise
Chive whipped potatoes, patty pan squash, baby carrots

OR

Caramelized Sea Bass, Citrus Fondue
Orzo pasta, organic baby carrot bundle

Dessert
Marquis au chocolat, raspberry swirl

New York Strip – $70
Sea Bass – $61
Vegetarian Option (TBD) – $61

Buy your tickets online

Registration:

General Registration (3-days) – $140
Daily Registration – $55/day

REGISTER ONLINE

Schedule:

DRAFT Schedule – last updated 6/17/14

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Contact: Katie Ouellette at katieouellette@ussailing.org