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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Tom Duggan (USA) Discusses PRO Appointment for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Tom Duggan (East Sandwich, Mass.) of the USA will head the Race Management Team as the Principal Race Officer (PRO). Duggan was PRO at the Ready Steady Tokyo – Sailing Olympic test event in August and has many years of international experience across the sport.

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An Alternative Idea to Hand Operated Flags for Race Committees

Patrick O’Donnell has an idea! As the Club Race Officer at St. Croix Sailing Club in Hudson, Wisconsin, Patrick has made some useful observations about hand operate flags and how they are used in race starts. Patrick has an alternative option…

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US Sailing Approves Background Check Policy for Certified Race Officials

The US Sailing Board of Directors on November 14, 2019, approved a background check policy for race officials whose purpose is to further ensure a safe environment for all participants in our sport and protect persons at risk, including minors and vulnerable adults.

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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

Dave Perry’s Racing Rules: Quiz 23

Quiz 23 Boats W (a windward boat) and L (a leeward boat) are reaching towards the gybe mark. L becomes overlapped with W from clear astern. They are both sailing proper courses and are on a collision course. As they near each other, W hails, “You came from clear astern and I’m on my proper…Read More

What Makes a Successful Team Racing Event

By Joel Hanneman, Founder of the Rhode Island Team Racing Association Although team racing has been around for a few decades, it continues to develop into an up-and-coming sailing activity. When the concept of team racing came about it was essentially a group of boats fleet racing against each other. But as the courses, boats,…Read More

Running Efficient Match Racing Events

By: Donald Wilson, Founder Chicago Match Race Center With so many integral elements to consider, running a successful match race can be both challenging and extremely rewarding. When a well-run regatta is executed with great talent and a lot of racing, all the participants want to return, including competitors, umpires, and volunteers. Don Wilson, founder…Read More

Your Most Powerful Marketing Tool: The regatta website

Does your regatta website succeed in engaging the public and preparing your competitors? Jared Wohlgemuth of the San Diego Yacht Club walks us through the "must-haves" for your regatta website. Define Your Regatta: recurring event or singular, local/regional, national/international, media attention, sponsor requirements Know Participant’s Needs: regatta documents, logistics, schedules, value for participation, regatta management…Read More

Building Race Management Resources

By: Jenn Lancaster, Race Director, Newport Harbor Yacht Club / Lynn M. Lynch, On-the-Water Director, Chicago Yacht Club / Taran Teague, Annapolis Yacht Club Building race management resources at your club or sailing center requires a significant commitment. Investing time, effort and money in these resources can go a long way in positively impacting sailors'…Read More