US Sailing Adaptive Instructor Explained   

Are you a certified instructor, program director, or volunteer eager to contribute to the world of adaptive sailing? If you're interested in starting an adaptive program or helping individuals with disabilities or those needing special accommodations to sail, then the Adaptive Instructor Workshop by US Sailing is tailor-made for you.   What is the Adaptive Instructor…Read More

Autism Awareness Day: Celebrating Difference at Brendan Sailing

In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, US Sailing sat down with Jane Millman, Brendan Sailing’s new Executive Director, to talk about Brendan Sailing’s mission and how sailing can improve the lives of youth with learning differences. US Sailing discussed Jane’s personal journey, why she’s excited about the position, and what she loves about the…Read More

Spotlight on USA Paris 2024 Women

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, US Sailing checked in with the four women who have qualified to represent the USA at the Paris 2024 Olympics this summer. Read below for their experience as a woman in the elite sailing space, who inspires them, and advice they’d give to girls following in their footsteps.

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Black History Month: Meeting with A Long Talk

US Sailing is celebrating Black History Month throughout February. In observation of the month, US Sailing spoke with Kamal Carter, who is President of “A Long Talk about the Uncomfortable Truth.” A Long Talk is an anti-racism activation experience. They travel all around the country to different schools, communities, and organizations educating and spreading awareness.…Read More

Emily Verdoia: Inspiring Girls Through Coaching

When Emily Verdoia joined the University of Texas at Austin’s sailing team, she didn’t expect to end up as the Youth Sailing Lead Instructor and Office Manager at the St. Thomas Sailing Center in the Virgin Islands. Her love for sailing was reignited after a childhood as a competitive snowboarder when she joined the UT…Read More

Hispanic History Month: A Conversation with Mac Agnese

[caption id="attachment_40466" align="alignleft" width="474"] © Sailing Energy / FFVOILE[/caption] This Hispanic Heritage Month, US Sailing spoke with Mac Agnese, a sailor in the 49er class. Agnese is Argentinian, but grew up sailing mainly in the US, and has been sailing for most of his life. His sailing career is full of successes - Agnese won…Read More

Newport City Council proclaim day named after Clagett Coach Betsy Alison

[caption id="attachment_40423" align="alignleft" width="290"] Betsy Alison with Newport Mayor Xay Khamsyvoravong. Courtesy of Clagett Sailing[/caption] From Sam Crichton, Clagett Sailing Media Contact NEWPORT, R.I. (September 17, 2023) – Clagett Sailing coach Betsy Alison (Newport, R.I) has proved that it is perseverance and determination that results in a gold medal, taking home the World Champion crown…Read More

Five US Athletes to Compete at the 2023 Para Sailing World Championship

Five US Para Sailing athletes across four classes will be headed to The Hague, The Netherlands August 11 – 16 for the 2023 Allianz Sailing World Championships. This year is the first edition of the combined World Championships to include Para World Sailing events with the Hansa 303, 2.4mR and RS Venture classes featured.  The…Read More

There’s Never One Way: Blaire’s Sailing Story

Transgender - A broad term that can be used to describe people whose gender identity is different from the gender they were thought to be when they were born. “Trans” is often used as shorthand for transgender.” – National Center for Transgender Equality Age/Name/Years on the water/pronoun 16/Blaire/6-7/they/them What was the first boat you ever…Read More

Nothing but the Wind: Meet Alejandro Carriazo

Gay - A person who is emotionally, romantically or sexually attracted to members of the same gender. Men, women and non-binary people may use this term to describe themselves. – Human Rights Campaign Age/Name/Years on the water/ location 22/Alejandro Carriazo/My whole life What was the first boat you ever sailed? What was the experience like?…Read More