US Sailing’s One Design Central Launches New Fleet Finder 

As an important part of the ongoing development and content creation process for One Design Central, US Sailing has organized and published an interactive map comprised of one design fleet locations around the United States. With so many fleets representing various sailboats and sailing disciplines around the country, it is important for sailors be able to easily find a fleet to sail with.  

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US Sailing Announces Reach Youth Engagement Grants for Programs in Midwest, Pacific Northwest

Sailing centers in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest have been awarded Youth Engagement Grants by US Sailing’s Reach Initiative. Congratulations to Green Bay Sail & Paddle, Milwaukee Community Sailing Center, The Foundry Sailing Association, and the Oregon Youth Sailing Foundation for being awarded Youth Engagement Grants in 2020 from US Sailing.

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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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Adaptive Sailing Program Considerations in a COVID-19 Environment: Starboard Portal on Tuesday, June 23:

There are many factors for community sailing centers and yacht clubs to consider before starting an adaptive sailing program or re-starting existing adaptive programming in a COVID-19 environment. A group of experienced adaptive sailing programmers will discuss these considerations LIVE on The Starboard Portal on Tuesday, June 23 at 2pm EDT / 11am PDT.

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SafeSport Updates for the Sailing Community

As part of US Sailing’s continuing effort to ensure safe environments for young sailors, we have an important update for our member organizations regarding the SafeSport program that will enhance the sailing community’s ability to proactively address instances of abuse and misconduct in our sport.

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Rules with Rocky: Starting Line Strategies

This month we will learn about two starting line strategies: STARBOARD APPROACH and PORT APPROACH to the starting line.

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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