US Sailing Announces Timeline for Requesting Invitations to 2021 U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship & Youth Match Racing World Championship

Get the latest updates on requests for invitations and application details for two major youth match racing events in 2021.

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US Sailing Announces New Supporting Siebel Centers in Pacific Northwest and Mid-Atlantic Regions

Willamette Sailing Club (Ore.) and Washington Sailing Marina (Va.) have been selected as new Supporting Siebel Centers for the Pacific Northwest and Mid-Atlantic Regions.

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Buckingham Wins ILCA Midwinters East; Railey Takes Second in Radial

Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) secured a regatta win at the 2021 Laser Midwinters East hosted by Key Biscayne Yacht Club, and Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) brought home second place in an impressive fleet of 89 boats.

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Save the Dates! Rolex & US Sailing: Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence  

US Sailing and Rolex have invited four past winners of the Rolex Yachtsman of the Year and four past winners of the Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year to The Starboard Portal for two LIVE program panel discussions moderated by National Sailing Hall of Famer and long-time Master of Ceremonies for the awards, Gary Jobson. Save the Dates: March 4 and March 18!

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WATCH NOW! Getting Involved in Match Racing

Please join us for a conversation with renowned match racers Liz Baylis, Pearson Potts, and Nicole Breault who will discuss the best ways to get involved in match racing. Whether you are an experienced racer, new to sailing or match racing, this session is for you! The panelists will exchange ideas and share stories of their pathway to match racing.

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US Sailing Makes Updates to Safety Equipment Requirements

The Safety Equipment Requirements (SER) have been updated to avoid an expiration date conflict. The update to requires a ‘valid’ Safety at Sea certificate and will not require the five-year term.

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Race Management: The Three Things That Matter

Tom Duggan discusses the three things that matter in dealing with people. It is appreciated by sailors. It is appreciated by event volunteers. It is appreciated in your workplace.

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Putting Some Youth in Your Race Committee

Anyone whoruns races has seen it, especially when running races for younger sailors. There is always that sailor who crosses the finish line grumbling about how the “race committee messed me up”.

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Is There Life After a Protest Committee Decision?

So, the protest or redress hearing didn’t turn out like you planned. Sorry to hear that. But wait, there’s more. Part of the protest/redress system in The Racing Rules of Sailing is an “appeals system” available to all parties in a hearing.

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How to Best Organize Zoom Protest Hearings

It is important to remember that protest committees are friendly and dedicated to fair and impartial hearings. Their service is indispensable to our sport and like all of us, they are pivoting during the pandemic to deliver their services in unique ways.

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