Local sailing clubs, centers  and associations are the cornerstone of the sport. These organizations build communities of active sailors and offer a gateway for people to enjoy the sport.

US Sailing is committed to supporting you and your members to serve sailors on a local level by providing the programs and services you need. US Sailing offers your organization the opportunity to host all types of courses, seminars, clinics and symposiums for race officials, instructors, coaches, racers and cruisers.

Learn more about the programs that positively impact all types of community sailing centers and yacht clubs. Please share these resources with your sailing organization’s leadership:

Instruction and Education

US Sailing’s Level 1, 2 and 3 Instructor Certification Program curriculum is developed by our national faculty of experts in sailing and education and represents the highest standards in instructional training for sailors of all ages and at all levels of competence.

Race Officials and Race Management

The US Sailing Race Management Committee of volunteers and staff, comprised of highly qualified and experienced race officials, develop the standards of excellence, integrity and consistency in race management at all levels of the sport, from local club races to international championships.

Safety Programs

US Sailing Safety at Sea experts set high standards for the most authoritative and proven methods for keeping sailors safe. US Sailing’s instructional materials, publications, courses and seminars are considered definitive safety resources by sailors, race managers and the US Coast Guard.

USA Junior Olympic Festival

A nationwide series of regattas for youth ages 8 to 21, hosted by different clubs or organizations each year and sharing a common goal: to promote the enjoyment of sailing and development of skills to young sailors as well as provide an Olympic pathway for talented junior sailors.

US Sailing National Championships

US Sailing’s 16 championships events for youth, junior and adult sailors hosted by yacht clubs and sailing organizations around the country represent some of the more prestigious events in the country.

Rating Services

US Sailing rating services facilitate fair competition for big boats in offshore and coastal racing. We offer products to improve the performance of boats, calculate ratings under 6 different ratings rules, and manage measurement and ratings data for PHRF fleets.


The US Sailing Resource Center was designed for all types of sailors and sailing organizations. These resources help sailors improve their abilities and enjoy themselves on the water, while offering new ideas for local sailing centers and yacht clubs. Resources for Organizations