The Youth Department connects you to the US Sailing programs, events, and resources that support youth sailors and stakeholders. Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned sailor we’re here to help all types of youth sailors enjoy the sport, improve their skills, and become sailors for life.
Youth Director – John Pearce
401-342-7900 Ext. 7930
Find a Place to Sail
Sailing Instructor Education
Reach – US Sailing’s STEM Education Initiative
Junior Big Boat Sailing
Community Sailing Centers
USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals
Youth and Junior US Sailing Championship Opportunities
Olympic Development Program
The Adult Department is responsible for everything related to adult participation and enjoyment of both Sailing and US Powerboating. We invite you to explore a wide range of opportunities: in our sailing education courses; with our sailing schools and powerboat instructors; in Safety-At-Sea courses; Adaptive sailing; and First Sail opportunities. Our US Sailing Championships provide all US Adult sailors with an interest and passion for racing to enjoy top competition with and against their peers.
Adult Director – Betsy Alison
401-342-7900 Ext. 7914
Adult US Sailing Championship Opportunities
Safety at Sea
Race Officials supports racing sailors and event organizers. Its areas of responsibility include training, certifying and supporting race officials and supporting local sailing organizations. The department also develops and manages The Racing Rules of Sailing and rules-related products and administers appeals of decisions by protest committees.
Race Administration Director – Matt Hill
401-342-7900 Ext. 7948
Training and Certification
US Offshore is an educational, technical, and administrative resource for sailors and race organizers alike to facilitate safe, fair, and accessible racing by:
– Facilitating various big boat rating and handicapping services
– Issuing certified sail numbers per the Racing Rules of Sailing
– Contributing to World Sailing’s Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) and US Sailing’s Safety Equipment Requirements (SER)
Offshore Director – Nathan Titcomb
401-342-7900 Ext. 7951
Rating Rules and Handicapping Services
Safety at Sea
US Sailing wants to equip our organizational partners with resources and tools that will best support their sailing initiatives on the water, in the classroom and within the community.
Organizations Outreach & Development Representative – Marcy Eichner
401-342-7900 Ext. 7946
Be a Host
As the national governing body of the sport of sailing in the United States, US Sailing manages the Olympic program including the US Sailing Team, US Youth Worlds Team and the Olympic Development Program.
Olympic Communications Manager – Will Ricketson
401-342-7900 Ext. 7971