Stories from Siebel Coaches: Impact in Hood River, Oregon

While COVID-19 has made running program challenging with local regulations in the Pacific Northwest, the Siebel Sailors Program was able to run small intermediate women’s clinics in Hood River this summer. These clinics were focused on getting more young women skippering and confident in the big breeze the Columbia River Gorge is famous for. Click to learn more from Siebel Coach, Michael Cornew!

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US Sailing Names 2020 Board of Directors Nominees: Voting is Open

There are three open positions on US Sailing’s Board of Directors. As a member, you have the opportunity to vote for the nominees. The Nominating Committee has named the following candidates for the Board of Directions: Russell Lucas, Tony Rey, and William J. Ruh.

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#FitnessFriday on The Starboard Portal: Yoga For Sailors

Sailing Performance Training (SPT) has developed a “Yoga for Sailors” series to focus on sport specific training with the practice of Yoga. Join Lisa Palmiotto at Sailing Performance Training as she guides you through this concentrated hiking strength session. Learn the techniques and fundamentals of yoga to increase your sailing fitness and recovery and how to utilize these useful exercises to add to all sailing workouts!

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Stories from Siebel Coaches: From Uncomfortable to Eager

Siebel Sailors Coach, MacKenzie McGuckin, offers this encouraging observation from Siebel Sailors programming hosted at Team Paradise in Miami’s Coconut Grove.

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WATCH NOW on The Starboard Portal: Ask Youth Sailors What They Want – Youth Advisory Board Panel with John Pearce

It’s the #1 rule in business: know your customer. Yet it’s easy for coaches, parents, and youth sailing leaders to overlook simply asking the kids what they want. This panel puts the kids in control, with a group of US Sailing Youth Advisory Board members sharing their perspectives on what kids want, how youth sailing is changing in 2020, and the future of youth sailing. Click to watch the recorded presentation from Tuesday night!

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WATCH LIVE on September 10: LGBTQ Community in Sailing – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Series

The next episode in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Series focuses on the LGBTQ+ community in sailing. The Starboard Portal panel will share their personal and professional perspectives, and provide recommendations on how sailing organizations can work to be more inclusive to individuals who represent this community. The panel will discuss ways sailors and sailing organizations can implement strategies to increase awareness and opportunities for individuals from these diverse backgrounds. The panel will offer practical guidance for conducting outreach in your local communities and best practices on fostering these relationships.

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Boat Transition Tips for Youth Sailors

Transitioning into a new boat class is always a bittersweet moment. Your journey to this point has likely been in a small, introductory boat such as the Opti or Sabot, and now there are many more boat classes to consider as your next step. You may be struggling to decide your next boat class, not to mention training partners, equipment, and coaching.

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What You Should Know About the NEW Portsmouth Yardstick Online

Want to get more local one design sailors out racing? Read this interview with Nathan Titcomb, US Sailing’s Offshore Director, to learn more about the new and improved PYOnline (Portsmouth Yardstick Online).

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Training in Times of Isolation

Professional sailing coach, Mike Ingham, discusses how to stay engaged in the sport of sailing during these uncertain times when opportunities to get out on the water are limited. Learn more about Mike’s five-week training program!

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Best Practices for Growing Your Class by Attracting Younger Sailors

The Lightning Class has supported youth sailing for many years. Every year we hold a Junior North American Championship. A Youth World Championship is held every other year. Many top sailors spent a lot of time racing Lightnings when they were young: Andy Horton, Jay and Jody Lutz, Greg and Matt Fisher, Jody Starck, Tim Healy, Brad Read, Ken Read, Betsy Alison, Dave Dellenbaugh and Ted Turner to name a few. Some class members thought this was not enough.

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