What does being WELCOME TO ALL really mean for sailing programs?

Blair Overman explores how her approach to increasing diversity in the sport of sailing has shifted after a year and a half of managing the Siebel Sailors Program. Read to find out how shifting your mindset from “what can sailing do for you?” to “what do you need?” may make the impacts of your efforts to increase diversity in your programming more meaningful.

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US Sailing Announces 2021 Reach Grant Recipients  

Sailing centers throughout the country have been awarded grants to grow youth sailing utilizing STEM and environmental education through the US Sailing Reach Initiative. The grants provide non-profit sailing centers with funds and resources to further their Reach program goals and provide more opportunities for students in their community. 

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Communicating with the Coast Guard

Once you decide to request assistance from the Coast Guard, what means should you use? This depends to a large degree on where you’re located and what gear you have available. The Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) can become aware of a mayday situation through one of several means: A VHF-FM call, either using…Read More

Proof Positive: COVID Wins from Wayzata Sailing

This summer put so many real challenges in front of our staff. Ever thankful that our staff and program is walking away from 2020 safe, more or less in one piece, and with plenty in mind for next year.

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Charting a New Course: Engaging Youth Sailors with STEM amid the Pandemic

Reach, US Sailing’s STEM Education Initiative, distributed ten grants during the summer of 2020. We recently caught up with one of the recipients, Green Bay Sailing & Paddle, Inc., and their Board President Becky Paul shared the creative ways they incorporated STEM into their programming during a year that was anything but typical.

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A Judge’s Perspective

By Shannon Bush Excerpt from Sailing Drills Made Easy Judges are on the water to help enforce rules. We generally are not “aware” of each competitor, but, rather, view them all as a group of unknown individuals. We are looking for specific actions and patterns, not at specific competitors. The following is a walk-through of a…Read More

Weather Strategy for Coastal Racing

US Sailing Team meteorologist Chelsea Carlson shares her tips for coastal racing. Read to find out how you can access a 75$ discount for SeaTactics’ new online course, Weather Strategies for High-Performance Sailing, beginning October 18!

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Debriefing with Video: Filming

When used properly, video is a great tool for the coach and the sailors. It is important that the video purposes are very clear and the video presented properly. Video can very easily be presented in a way that just focuses on corrections and negative feedback. A coach must be well planned for video and…Read More

Debriefing with Video: Sharing the Video

When used properly, video is a great tool for the coach and the sailors. It is important that the video purposes are very clear and the video presented properly. Video can very easily be presented in a way that just focuses on corrections and negative feedback. A coach must be well planned for video and…Read More

Debriefing with Video: Editing & Presenting

When used properly, video is a great tool for the coach and the sailors. It is important that the video purposes are very clear and the video presented properly. Video can very easily be presented in a way that just focuses on corrections and negative feedback. A coach must be well planned for video and…Read More