US Sailing Releases 2021 Reach Impact Report & Grant Application

  BRISTOL, R.I. (March 16, 2022) – US Sailing has released the 2021 Reach Initiative Impact Report. Launched in 2012, Reach is US Sailing’s STEM Education Initiative. Since its inception, Reach has had an immeasurable impact on youth across the country who are learning Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts using sailing as an educational platform. As the Reach Initiative…Read More

Schoonmaker Foundation Pledges $5 Million to US Sailing and Offers Matching Challenge

  BRISTOL, R.I. (March 9, 2022) - The Florida-based Schoonmaker Foundation has pledged $5 million over the next five years to the US Sailing Foundation to create the James M. “Ding” Schoonmaker II Project Pinnacle Endowment Fund. They have also offered an additional $2.5 million challenge fund, giving individual donors, businesses, and foundations the opportunity to…Read More

US Sailing Announces Finalists for 2021 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards

  BRISTOL, R.I. (March 3, 2022) - From a shortlist of nine accomplished sailors, three women and three men have been voted as finalists for US Sailing’s 2021 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards. The annual rundown of the year’s “best in the U.S.” represents a wide range of accomplished sailors from various…Read More

Marie Rogers: From Newcomer to Change Maker

When Marie Rogers got out sailing for the first time at the age of 28, she fell in love. Since then, she’s become the first Black woman to hold the Commodoreship at a Los Angeles Yacht Club, become a 50-T Master Captain and certified sailing instructor, started a community sailing program, and participated in major…Read More

Siebel Sailors Program Now Accepting Sailboat and RIB Request for Proposals

US Sailing is renewing and expanding its successful Siebel Sailors Program to further increase opportunity and diversity in the sport of sailing.   To support this expansion, US Sailing is seeking 50-100 single-handed dinghies, double-handed dinghies, or multi-handed centerboard/retractable keelboats and 20-30 Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB), engines and related equipment.  With these RFPs, US Sailing is…Read More

The Siebel Sailors Program: Inclusion in Action

According to the American Psychological Association, participation in sport can provide benefits to underrepresented communities, “but only within an intentionally created environment.”   That’s exactly what the Siebel Sailors Program aims to do.   "In order to get more Black students involved, we at white-led organizations need to check ourselves to see if we’re reaching out in…Read More

New Changes Announced to US Sailing’s Commercial Insurance Coverage

Effective January 1, 2022, Chubb Insurance Company has clarified some of the terms of coverage under US Sailing’s commercial insurance as it pertains to Certified Race Officials and Certified Instructors. This change has resulted in a change to secondary liability insurance coverage for Certified Race Officials and Certified Instructors under the US Sailing policy. Starting…Read More

2021 US Sailing Awards Winners Announced

BRISTOL, R.I. (February 10, 2022) – During a special edition of US Sailing’s Starboard Portal, individuals and organizations in the areas of Adaptive Sailing, Community Sailing, Training and Education and Coaching Excellence were honored for their contributions to the sport of sailing in the United States during 2021. Congratulations to the following US Sailing award…Read More

Paul Cuffee: Mariner, Pioneer, American Icon

Transatlantic voyages aboard self-made ships. Blockade running under the dead of moonless nights. A wildly successful shipping business. A groundbreaking push for equality and a dream of Pan-Africanism, nearly a century before Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.    How could you not know about this American icon, right?   While it may seem improbable, this is the story of…Read More

Captain Donald N. Lawson and the Power of Opportunity

From the moment he stepped behind the wheel of a sailboat, Donald Lawson knew he was destined to make sailing his career. Lawson doesn’t come from a “sailing family” – his parents were middle class Baltimoreans, great athletes in other sports like basketball and lacrosse. But at age nine, he got the chance to attend and…Read More