Learn to Sail with US Sailing

Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned sailor... we have an educational opportunity for everyone.

US Sailing’s vision is to introduce as many people as possible to this great sport. We want to make sure you’re learning in a safe, fun, high-quality environment…because if you’re a well-trained, skilled sailor you’ll love sailing as much as we do. Our youth programs connect you to instruction, events, and resources that help all types of youth sailors enjoy the sport, improve their skills, and become sailors for life.

Learn to Sail

Learn the sailing skills that you need to be a safe, confident, successful sailor

Over 1500 Smallboat Instructors and Coaches are certified by US Sailing each year and are ready to teach you to sail at your local sailing school, yacht club, or community sailing center.

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Join the 400+ programs taking part in Reach, US Sailing’s STEM Education Initiative

Through Reach, sailing programs, schools, and educators have the tools and resources to bring STEM and SAILING together in an exciting, novel platform for learning. Reach has become the gold standard in STEM sailing for middle school students around the country.

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Youth Development

The new generation of sailors!

The goal of US Sailing’s Youth Sailor Development Model is to grow and retain a new generation of sailors through enhanced skill development and a positive, healthy sport experience.

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Junior Big Boat Program Guide

Learn how to start Junior Big Boat Sailing at your Club

The Junior Big Boat Sailing Program Guide allows new sailors to learn the ropes on a big boat platform and experienced junior sailors to apply their small boat sailing skills to a new challenge. The JBBS program is structured around the use of a volunteered big boat lent for use to the program, and offers an introduction to big boat sailing through a framework of skills designed to provide teens with the skills and experience to sail for a lifetime.

Junior big Boat Program Guide

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Community Sailing

Promoting & Supporting Community Sailing in the United States

The mission of the US Sailing Community Sailing Committee is promote and support community sailing in the United States, and is committed to achieving greater diversity throughout the sport and fostering an environment that is more inclusive. Under the direction of the committee, US Sailing provides grants, accreditation and resources to support the growth of Community Sailing.

Community Sailing

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