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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Rules with Rocky: Understanding Leverage on the Racecourse

Hello, my name is Rocky the Rule-Following Fish! Although I live under the water, I love knowing everything about rules for boats on top of the water. My glasses help me see a lot from down here. Every month I will share new information about how to act when boats meet. The rules on the…Read More

WATCH THE REPLAY on The Starboard Portal – Increasing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Sport of Sailing

The panel discussed ways sailors and sailing organizations can implement strategies now to increase awareness and opportunities within their sailing organizations and programs for individuals from diverse backgrounds and people of color. The panelists provided practical guidance for conducting outreach in your local communities and best practices on fostering relationships with community leaders and influencers to help you achieve your diversity, equity and inclusion goals. Watch the replay!

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WATCH THE REPLAY: Introducing One Design Central with Betsy Alison

US Sailing is excited to launch a new online resource specifically for one design sailors! If you are looking for information on where to sail, stories on best practices, resources for classes and sailors, or details on what kinds of one design boats are out there for you, please visit One Design Central – your new “go to” for everything one design! US Sailing Adult Director, Betsy Alison, will walk you through the new One Design Central and answer any of your questions. Watch the replay!

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WATCH THE REPLAY: The New Portsmouth Yardstick with Nathan Titcomb

The new Portsmouth Yardstick racing platform has launched! As a new benefit for member organizations, US Sailing has partnered with the Royal Yachting Association to create a more robust platform for Portsmouth Yardstick Racing using the PYOnline platform. Click to watch the replay!

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Fun, Fast, and Fair – the J/80 at its Best!

This article is from an interview with Ramzi Bannura, President of the J/80 North American Class Association – US Sailing: What is the appeal of the J-80 class? Ramzi Bannura: The allure is that the J/80 is a competitive one design class that has pockets of established fleets and boats across the US and…Read More

Introducing Youth Racing Central!

In collaboration with the leading voices in our sport, US Sailing brings you Youth Racing Central created to support you and your sailing goals. Youth Racing Central provides unlimited access to videos featuring racing tips and development strategies from sailing experts.

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