Hosting a US Sailing Championship

The Role of the Organizing Authority

As the Organizing Authority, US Sailing has certain tasks it manages. Event hosts are responsible for others.

As a host of a national championship, you are responsible for all of the “on shore” elements.  The national chair is responsible for the “on the water” elements; however there is always some overlap.The host includes the national chair in its planning meetings at least monthly so that communications flow smoothly  for  both the on and off the water elements throughout the planning process.  A US Sailing representative attends the championship as the Organizing Authority.

US Sailing (this is either the championship’s national chair and/or the assigned US Sailing staff member):


Organizing Authority responsibilities for an Adult Championship

Organizing Authority responsibilities for a Youth Championship