Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)


We are Proud of our Community!

A core tenet of US Sailing’s mission is encouraging participation and engagement in the sport of sailing. Central to this goal is inviting sailors of all backgrounds to join, flourish, and grow within the sailing community. The purpose of US Sailing’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives is to create, support, and promote access to the sport of sailing and to provide an inviting and inclusive environment in which to thrive. We are committed to achieving greater DEI throughout the sport and fostering an environment that is welcoming to all. As the national governing body of sailing, we strive to be an example, building a map for others to follow.

Nondiscrimination Statement

US Sailing is an equal opportunity organization and will not tolerate discrimination based upon age, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or any other status prohibited by applicable law. This is a safe space, and US Sailing will not tolerate hate in our comments.

Rainbow Races

Rainbow Races is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting the LGBTQ+ community and allies while promoting equality through sailing by conducting inclusive nautical educational and training, hosting and participating in marine events, and leading community outreach.

100% of the Pride merchandise proceeds sold this year will go to Rainbow Races! If your sailing organization strives for equality in sailing, you'd like to connect with fellow LGBTQ+ friendly sailing organizations, and you'd like to be considered to be a benefactor for future years, please share your story at the link below!

Share your Stories here!

US Sailing has several PRIDE-themed items for purchase through the US Sailing Store including burgees, pins, stickers, magnets, and keychains.

Get Involved

Date Discussion Access
Feb 23rd (4pm ET) Racial Equity in Sport Link to Recording

Passcode: IP_DEI_SER1ES

June 15th (4 pm ET) LGBTQ Inclusion in Sport Recording

Passcode: Pride2023!

November 9th (4 pm ET) All Bodies in Sports Register Today!

LGBTQ+ Sailing Clubs

Check out a few other Sailing Clubs Around the World to find one in your area!

LGBTQ+ Clubs