Assessing Sailing Trends of the Next Generation

US Sailing’s One Design Committee has launched a survey to assess the sailing habits and demographic information for sailors primarily between 18 and 30 years old. The survey hopes to identify trends within sailing and the wider industry including use patterns, activity levels, and attitudinal responses.   The survey will also allow US Sailing to better…Read More

Blouin; Parshall Win O’Day and Hanley Trophies

[caption id="attachment_39801" align="alignleft" width="387"] Elaine Parshall, winner of the Helen Hanley Trophy and U.S. Singlehanded Champion, women's division[/caption] [caption id="attachment_39802" align="alignleft" width="385"] Connor Blouin, winner of the George O'Day Trophy and U.S. Singlehanded Champion, men's division[/caption] The U.S. Singlehanded Championship for the George D. O’Day and Helen Hanley trophies concluded Sunday after two days of…Read More

Finding Her Place: Alex Makoid’s Story

On the last day of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we are spotlighting Alex Makoid, a college sailor at Tulane University competing in the ICSA Open Fleet Race Championship, happening this week.  Makoid was adopted from China into a white family in Sag Harbor, NY. Growing up in a white family in a…Read More


BRISTOL, R.I. (May 24, 2023) – Sailing centers throughout the country have been awarded grants to grow youth sailing through STEM and environmental education with the US Sailing Reach Initiative. The Reach Initiative grants provide non-profit sailing centers with funds and resources to further their Reach program goals and increase STEM opportunities for students in…Read More

Honing the Edge: Matt Chao’s Story

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. To celebrate, US Sailing is profiling some of the awesome Asian American & Pacific Islander sailors in our community. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebrates all people with connections to Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean, Hawaiian, and other Asian and Pacific Islander ancestries and their valuable contributions…Read More

See the Individual, Not the Diagnosis: Lessons from Bonnie Monroe of Freedom Sailing Camp of Florida

Mikayla Pantano  In honor of Autism Awareness Month, US Sailing sat down with Bonnie Monroe of Clearwater, FL, founder of Freedom Sailing Camp of Florida, Inc. The camp provides a safe, enriching, and affordable sailing program for high-functioning individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Monroe meets students where they are without asking for any diagnosis information,…Read More

Registration Open for the 2023 U.S. Junior Women’s Championship Presented by SouthCoast Wind

US Sailing has opened registration for the 2023 U.S. Junior Women’s Championship, presented by SouthCoast Wind, July 17 July 21, 2023, in Bristol, RI. Regular registration closes on May 15 with late registration closing June 15.  Competitors from across the country aged 13-18 years old compete for the Ida Lewis (doublehanded) and Leiter (singlehanded) trophies. In…Read More

Meet Your Match: A One on One with Janel Zarkowsky

In celebration of Women’s History Month, US Sailing chatted with our colleague and friend Janel Zarkowsky about her experience and success in sailing. Zarkowsky works as a Siebel Sailors Program Coach for US Sailing, as well as being a certified instructor, an assistant sailing coach at Georgetown University, and a professional sailor, having most recently…Read More

US Sailing Names Blaine Pedlow as Senior Vice President, Development

  BRISTOL, R.I. (March 29, 2023) – US Sailing today announced Blaine Pedlow, an accomplished senior development executive and long-time sailor, as the US Sailing's Senior Vice President, Development. Pedlow will lead fundraising and development efforts for US Sailing, the sport’s National Governing Body (NGB), following an extensive national executive search involving Prodigy Search. “I…Read More

Oakcliff’s first ‘23 America True Scholarship Recipient Named: More Available

Sweta Shervegar is a high-Performance sailor, coach and a fully qualified medical doctor from Mumbai, India and is Oakcliff’s first 2023 America True Scholarship recipient. The need-based scholarship is for community sailing graduates, aged 15 years and older, wishing to attend Oakcliff training programs. Sweta started sailing at age 11 through the Community Sea Cadet…Read More