US Sailing Foundation

Current Initiatives

Kevin Burnham Memorial Fund

Passionate, persistent, and full of perseverance are only some of the words to describe Athens 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist Kevin Burnham. Both on and off the water, Kevin was known for his exuberance and kindness, which guided him as a sailor, a competitor, and as a coach. His remarkable legacy will be carried on through an endowed award started by his widow, Elizabeth Kratzig, and their son Edward, through the US Sailing Foundation.
Your contribution to the Kevin Burnham Memorial Fund will help to provide financial support to athletes competing in two-person trapeze dinghies in Olympic classes and/or in the Olympic Development Program.
Kevin’s accomplishments as a sailor are extraordinary and his Olympic spirit is iconic. His passion for coaching and teaching sailing coupled with his perseverance in pursuit of his goals are legendary. It took Kevin over 25 years to reach his goal of winning a Gold Medal. After Kevin won the Gold, his new goal became passing on his knowledge, passion, and love of the sport to younger sailors.
With your support, Kevin’s legacy lives on with these young sailors, and many future generations to come.

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Women in Sailing Leadership

US Sailing believes that gender equity in sailing will be achieved when more women hold positions of leadership in sailing - as coaches, program directors, race officials, flag officers and industry professionals.

By supporting the educational and networking opportunities US Sailing provides for women, you are providing tools women can leverage into positions of leadership and influence.

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