2020 National Coaching Symposium Goes VIRTUAL: December 7-9

You are invited to participate in US Sailing’s 2020 National Coaching Symposium, presented by Regatta Craft Mixers. This year’s symposium will be hosted online – December 7-9, 2020. The fourth annual National Coaching Symposium features three days of presentations with a collection of leading sailing coaches and experts from around the country.  

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US Sailing Mourns Tragic Loss of Youth Sailor in Sarasota, Florida

All of us at US Sailing are deeply saddened to learn that a young sailing student tragically died as a result of an accident on the water during a youth sailing practice in Sarasota Bay on Saturday, November 21, 2020. We send our deepest condolences to the sailor’s family, the youth involved in the accident, and to the instructors, staff and volunteers of Sarasota Youth Sailing. The sailing community is united in support and sympathy during this time.

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Pedro Pascual Competing This Week at RS:X European Championships in Portugal

2020 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team RS:X athlete Pedro Pascual (Miami, Fla.) will race this week at the RS:X European Championships in Vilamoura, Portugal. Racing started on Tuesday.

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US Sailing Announces New Hires

As part of US Sailing’s ongoing implementation of the Strategic Plan for 2021-2024, the organization announces the hiring of a new Chief Development Officer and Chief Financial Officer to the staff. Jill Nosach (North Kingstown, R.I.) will serve as Chief Development Officer and Heather Monoson (Somerset, Mass.) was hired to serve as Chief Financial Officer.

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Stephanie Roble Earns New York Yacht Club’s Top Sailing Honor

This year’s winner of the Mosbacher Trophy is 49erFX sailor Stephanie Roble. Since 2008, the New York Yacht Club has annually presented the Mosbacher Trophy to the Club’s sailor of the year.

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WATCH Adaptive Sailing Panel on The Starboard Portal

The next topic in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Series focuses on Adaptive Sailing. The Starboard Portal panelists will share their personal and professional perspectives on the Adaptive Sailing, how we can support growth in this important area of our sport, and provide practical recommendations for sailing organizations looking to expand their adaptive programming. Tune in LIVE on Tuesday, November 24 at 7pm EST/4pm PST.

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US Sailing Team Athletes Race Skiff Generation Series Event in Miami

It was a skiff family reunion down in Miami, Florida last weekend at the Skiff Generation Grand Prix, a brand new training platform for U.S. high-performance sailing development featuring three skiff classes in one regatta: the 49er, 49er FX, and the 29er. Seven US Sailing Team athletes hit the water on Biscayne Bay for eight races over two days and swept the podium as they started their first real racing in months.

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US Sailing to Make Leadership Change

In line with the implementation of the new Strategic Plan and focus on the future, the Board of US Sailing announced today the departure of Chief Executive Officer, Jack Gierhart. US Sailing will immediately embark on a nationwide search for a new CEO.

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US Sailing Foundation Nominates New Board Members

The US Sailing Foundation has announced the nomination of three new members to its Board of Directors. As part of US Sailing’s plan to recruit leaders from the business, philanthropic and sailing communities, the National Governing Body today names Brian Keane, Linda Lindquist-Bishop, and Tom Whidden to the US Sailing Foundation Board of Directors.

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US Sailing Introduces Board Members; Presents Strategic Plan

The US Sailing Nominating Committee introduced new members of US Sailing’s Board of Directors who were officially elected on Saturday, November 7 at US Sailing’s Annual Meeting held virtually among US Sailing Board members, staff, volunteers, and members of US Sailing. The Annual Meeting was followed by an open virtual Town Hall meeting organized by US Sailing Board members and staff.

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