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Classifier Training Seminars

Classifiers are medical personnel who classify disabled sailors for competition.

A US Sailing Disabled Sailing Classification Training Seminar is the initial requirement in the process toward certification as a US Sailing Classifier. Participants should be qualified medical providers, physical therapists or occupational therapists. The Classifier Committee may consider other medically trained personnel who have experience with persons with disabilities for seminar attendance. Sailing and/or racing experience is required.

The objective of the Classifier Training program is to improve the quality, consistency and fairness of classification of disabled sailors on a national level.

Attendees will achieve core competencies in application of the Functional Classification System. The seminar will focus on three areas of the classification process: Physical Disability Functional Assessment, Dock Testing and Sail Race Observation. A test and debrief will be conducted at the end of the final day. An application form for attending any seminar must be filled out ahead of time and submitted for approval.

Once the US Sailing Chief National Classifier approves your Seminar Training Application, you must register for the Seminar.

Future seminars will be posted as they are scheduled.
To inquire about Classifier training, please email