Learn More About 2020 National Safe Boating Week

It’s spring time and National Safe Boating Week is right around the corner. You can celebrate and recognize National Safe Boating Week beginning this Saturday, May 16 through Friday, May 22, 2020. Although you may not be allowed out on the water by this weekend, there are many ways you can support this great cause for boating safety. We discussed this year’s activation with Yvonne Pentz, Communications Director of the National Safe Boating Council. Read the short Q&A below to learn more about this year’s plan and new challenges in 2020.

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Join us LIVE for an Online Session of the US Sailing Leadership Forum

Please join us for a live session of the US Sailing Leadership Forum streamed on The Starboard Portal on Thursday, May 7 at 5:30 pm EDT/2:30 pm PDT.

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Staying Engaged with Sailors: Lake Minnetonka Sailing School with Jessica Haverstock

Lake Minnetonka Sailing School stays engaged with their members and sailing community through creative remote control sailboat racing.

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Capturing Sailors using Social Media

By Jess Haverstock and Cindy Moen of Lake Minnetonka Sailing School Social media platforms are powerful promotional tools for sailing schools, yacht clubs and sailing organizations to reach the sailing audience. Sure, you have a Facebook page. Okay, you are on Instagram. Now how do you positively and meaningfully engage with your audiences to reinforce…Read More

Ask Kids What They Want

By John Pearce and Ariana Smaldone On Saturday, February 2nd youth sailors Will Levy, Mallory Edwards, and Sydney Monahan, ages 16, 17, and 18 respectively, took command of a room full of sailing leaders at the National Sailing Program Symposium (NSPS) in Jacksonville, Florida. Their panel discussion, titled “Ask Kids What They Want,” took place…Read More

Youth Sailing: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone This Summer!

With Opti Team Trials over, and the high school sailing season winding down, many youth racers are considering the question, what’s next? Sailing is a sport with almost unlimited options, from day sailing to offshore passages, dinghies to schooners, skiffs to cats, kiting, foiling… the list goes on. What a great time to be a sailor.

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Reviving Your Regional Youth Racing

By Andrew Nelson Andrew Nelson, Youth Sailing Director at The Sailing Foundation in Redmond, Washington, has found success in revitalizing regular youth racing in the Pacific Northwest. Here he shares some lessons and practical advice for others looking to grow the sport in their area. In fall of 2014, I began managing the Northwest Youth…Read More

Emergency Action Plans and Safety Resources

The summer sailing season is upon us, and perhaps no other topic is more vital to sailing organizations than safety. Most community sailing centers, yacht clubs and sailing schools have their own on-water Emergency Action Plan (EAP) unique to their own venue, facility, sailing area and environment. A carefully drafted and vetted EAP is a…Read More

New Era Begins: Malcolm Page Takes the Helm of US Sailing Team

Pictured: Malcolm Page (left) addresses US Sailing Team athletes for the first time as head of the program. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 4, 2017 Miami, Fla. - Malcolm Page, US Sailing's newly-appointed Chief of Olympic Sailing, on Wednesday addressed US Sailing Team athletes and other American Olympic hopefuls for the first time as head of the program. Page's…Read More

Building a Successful Junior Program: Curriculum to class offerings

By: Cappy Capper, Katie Tinder, and Kevin Broome  Learn about other junior programs and how to grow your own successful junior program from this presentation given at the 2014 US Sailing Leadership Forum, including developing a curriculum and and hiring staff. Building a Successful Junior ProgramRead More