National Coaching Symposium

December 7-9, 2020

The 2020 National Coaching Symposium will be VIRTUAL and FREE to US Sailing members!

We will also be offering one limited-attendance webinar each day. Presenters include Dave Perry and Dr. Tim Herzog and are available for a small fee (registration behind link).

Please note that all main sessions will be recorded and available after the symposium.



  • Charlie McKee, Professional Sailor / Former High-Performance Director, US Sailing Team  
  • Giulia Conti, 49erFX Coach, Roble/Shea Sailing & four-time Olympian
  • Leandro Spina, Olympic Development Director, US Sailing
  • Luther Carpenter, U.S. Olympic Head Coach, US Sailing Team 
  • Mitch Brindley, Head Coach, Old Dominion University & President, Intercollegiate Sailing Assoc.
  • Philip Muller, Head Coach & Founder, 2NINER / Skiff Generation
  • Sally Barkow, Nacra 17 Coach & Performance Manager, US Sailing Team 
  • Willie McBride, Sailing Coach, McBride Racing 

Additional webinars presented by:

  • Dave Perry, Author Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing through 2024, Winning in One Design and 100 Best Racing Rules Quizzes.
  • Dr. Tim Herzog, Certified Mental Performance Coach (CMPC), Former Head Coach, Boston College Sailing and a Fellow with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)
  • Chelsea Carlson, Founder, SeaTactics Marine Weather Solutions


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