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

International Day of Women and Girls in Science US Sailing Spotlight: Shelley Brown

Interested in the sciences from a young age, Shelley Brown is a native Rhode Islander who has spent a lifetime sailing with family from Bar Harbor, ME to Long Island, NY. She is the Director for Sailors for the Sea Powered by Oceana, the world’s leading ocean conservation organization that engages, educates and activates the…Read More

International Day of Women and Girls in Science US Sailing Spotlight: Rachael Miller

February 11th is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In celebration, US Sailing is recognizing Rachael Miller. Rachael is the Founder of Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean, Co-Inventor of the Cora Ball, National Geographic Explorer, and an Explorer's Club Fellow. She is focused on protecting the ocean and addressing the problem of…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