Leadership for the Sport of Sailing

As the National Governing Body for the sport of sailing, US Sailing’s mission is to provide leadership for the sport of sailing in the United States.

The organization works to achieve this mission through a wide range of programs and events. US Sailing sets the course enabling sailors to enjoy the sport for a lifetime.

Membership in US Sailing is open to all individuals and organizations, including all sailors, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, and officials without discrimination on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression or mental or physical disability.

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Membership Matters

US Sailing has set the standard for excellence in the sport for over 120 years, and it is the collective power of the US Sailing membership that makes it happen. Membership matters.


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Our People

Our staff, committees, volunteers and board of directors are here for you

We are busy working on programs and services that align the sailing community and drive innovation within three key areas: access, education, and competitive excellence.

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Get Involved

We are a volunteer-driven organization

US Sailing is guided by more than 50 committees and 300+ active volunteers who serve on those committees. All areas of the sport are represented, from training and education to offshore big boat racing. We are always looking for new volunteers to join the various committees and bring new ideas and energy.

Consider the Sailor Athlete Council (SAC) works to maintain an avenue for sailor athletes in the U.S. to voice their opinions, and to provide a forum and opportunity to have a meaningful impact on the future and direction of our sport.

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Recognizing Excellence

US Sailing provides recognition to individuals and organizations for excellence in variety of areas. Select from below to learn about our area specific awards and nominate a sailor today

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