Organizations

Resources & COVID-19 Information

Supporting Our Member Organizations

At US Sailing, we are looking for new ways to help our organizational members navigate the challenges ahead. We will be updating this page regularly with new resources to help support your organization and your members.

Please click on the topics below to find additional resources, information and materials to help support your organization and its members. Please reach out to us directly with specific questions or to share ways we can help support sailing in your local community by emailing us at organizations@ussailing.org.

Thank you to all who joined us on Thursday, May 7 for the US Sailing Leadership Forum! We will be announcing details on the next Forum event shortly. Please stay tuned!

We have included access to the Forum recording below. This was an informative evening of knowledge share, local observations, and expert advice on how to adapt and evolve your organizations’ best practices as we move forward within the boundaries of COVID-19.

Featured Topics:

  • Process for Return to Sailing
  • Medical Considerations
  • Youth Sailing
  • Race Management

If you are in a leadership role at your organization and would like to join a future Forum as a contributor, please let us know by submitting a contributor request form.

Several organizations have expressed an interest in sharing samples of materials, resources, and information they are developing for their members. Please complete this content submission form to share your resources with the sailing community.

If you would like to receive invitations to future forums and other resources to support your sailing organization, please click here to sign up for our Quarterdeck newsletter.

Gowrie Group, US Sailing’s insurance partner, has developed a COVID-19 Burgee Program Risk Management Guide to help Sailing Organizations navigate the COVID-19 operational decisions they are making in a very complex, and rapidly evolving environment. The Guide includes overview recommendations, followed by detailed guidelines on a wide range of important topics relevant to sailing organizations, including Health & Safety, PPE, Cleaning/Sanitation Protocols, COVID-19 Task Force, Launch & Mooring Service, Docks & Slips, Facilities, Shared Equipment, Pools & Tennis Courts, Health Screening, and Pandemic Plans.

The Guide also recommends forming a COVID-19 Task Force to lead the organization through complying with and adopting the established CDC guidelines and all related federal, state, public health, and local laws and mandates. Ultimately, the decisions of when to open, and what programs and services to offer, will need to be made by the organization’s leadership, officers, and legal counsel.

These are not easy decisions to make. The health, safety, and welfare of your members and staff should always be the top priority. This COVID-19 Burgee Program Risk Management Guide by Gowrie Group should serve as a helpful resource in guiding sailing organizations forward to smoother seas. As always, the Gowrie Group Burgee Program team is available to answer your questions and be of assistance – you can reach them at burgee@gowrie.com

Please click on the links below to access resources developed by US Sailing to support your sailing organization:

US Sailing Guidance for Junior Sailing Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

US Sailing Guidance for Return to Competition

Organizational Liability and Release Waiver Template

The Starboard Portal is a new video channel that keeps sailors connected to their sport with resourceful videos and live content featuring a variety of knowledgeable experts. Visit the Starboard Portal

Engage Your Members

Building Sailing Skills

Find Your Regional Sailing Association (RSA)

 

Quarterdeck Newsletter

US Sailing's Quarterdeck is a special newsletter developed to support those in leadership roles at sailing organizations across the country. We have transitioned from a monthly edition to weekly to help quickly share information as we work to adapt and find new ways to help organizations navigate the challenges ahead. Recent editions will be shared below. If you would like to receive the Quarterdeck newsletter, please click here to sign up.

 

US Sailing Events

2020 One-Design Championships Schedule

US Sailing Championships for Youth Cancelled in 2020

Please visit the links below for information on small business support from the federal government and other national sources

US Small Business Administration & CARES Act

 

US Chamber of Commerce

 

Additional Resources

Special Resources from Gowrie Group

Gowrie Group, US Sailing’s insurance partner, has developed a COVID-19 Burgee Program Risk Management Guide to help Sailing Organizations navigate the COVID-19 operational decisions they are making in a very complex, and rapidly evolving environment. The Guide includes overview recommendations, followed by detailed guidelines on a wide range of important topics relevant to sailing organizations, including Health & Safety, PPE, Cleaning/Sanitation Protocols, COVID-19 Task Force, Launch & Mooring Service, Docks & Slips, Facilities, Shared Equipment, Pools & Tennis Courts, Health Screening, and Pandemic Plans. The Guide also recommends forming a COVID-19 Task Force to lead the organization through complying with and adopting the established CDC guidelines and all related federal, state, public health, and local laws and mandates. Ultimately, the decisions of when to open, and what programs and services to offer, will need to be made by the organization’s leadership, officers, and legal counsel. These are not easy decisions to make. The health, safety, and welfare of your members and staff should always be the top priority.  This COVID-19 Burgee Program Risk Management Guide by Gowrie Group should serve as a helpful resource in guiding sailing organizations forward to smoother seas. As always, the Gowrie Group Burgee Program team is available to answer your questions and be of assistance – you can reach them at burgee@gowrie.com

 

Health & Safety Resources

 

 

Technology Resources

Discover Boating - Public Water Access Guide

National Marine Manufacturers Association - State COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines

Get the latest boating updates from your state on COVID-19 using this tool from our friends at Take Me Fishing™. Click on a state to find out everything you need to know about the latest updates, changes, closures, and more for fishing and boating related activities.

We encourage you to follow CDC recommendations and official orders in your community before heading to the water. Remember, always check local ordinances and restrictions before heading out on the water.

Thank You to Our Organizational Members!

US Sailing is working hard to develop new resources to help support sailing organizations through the COVID-19 outbreak. These resources and materials are created thanks to support from our organizational members. If you haven't renewed your annual organizational membership, please consider doing so today. This support will go a long way as we work to help the sailing community navigate the challenges ahead. If you have questions about your organizational membership, please send us an email - we're here to help!

Please Join/renew your membership today