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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Recognizing a Reach Instructor on International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Mary Dowd

It is International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Thursday, February 11! We would like to recognize US Sailing Reach Instructor Mary Dowd. Mary is the Program Director at New England Science & Sailing (NESS).

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Recognizing a Reach Instructor on International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Sara Rosenblatt

It is International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Thursday, February 11! We would like to recognize US Sailing Reach Instructor Sara Rosenblatt. Sara is the Marine Science Program Assistant at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center in San Diego (MBAC).

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FINAL REPORT: 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing – Clearwater

Yes, it is Super Bowl Sunday, and the greater Tampa/St. Pete area is consumed by national and local media attention and fanfare for the big game. Only 25 miles west of Raymond James Stadium, another major championship was on the line for the sailors competing on the final day of racing at 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing – Clearwater, the third and final Florida tour stop in the new six event series.

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US Sailing Updates Safety at Sea Certificate Requirements

US Sailing has updated the Safety at Sea certificate requirements and expiration dates in response to the pandemic. Due to continued restrictions for hosting in-person courses in 2021, US Sailing specifically addresses those who possess a five-year Safety at Sea certificate which expires in 2020 or 2021, or those who seek a new certificate this year.

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2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series Florida Tour Culminates in Clearwater

Over 200 sailors from 13 countries participated in the first two regattas of the 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The new series moves to southwest Florida in Clearwater for four days of racing in mostly Olympic-class racing, beginning this week on Thursday, February 4 through Sunday, February 7, 2021.

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Final Recap from 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing – Miami

Early morning racing was the plan for the fourth and final day of the regatta. The sailors were eager to make it happen for a chance to move up the leaderboard or sustain their positions.

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Q&A with Dave Perry on the New Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021-2024

1. Why do the racing rules change every four years? The racing rules are locked in place for a four-year period, and can be changed the year after the Olympics. That keeps the rules from changing every year, as they do in most sports, but allows World Sailing to improve the rules as the sport evolves.…Read More

2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series Turns South to Miami

The 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series launched with excitement and a sense of pride last week in Fort Lauderdale and now the series heads south to Miami for four days of racing on Biscayne Bay at 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing – Miami. The Miami Yacht Club Youth Sailing Foundation is serving as the Organizing Authority for this event. Racing begins on Thursday, January 21 and the regatta concludes on Sunday, January 24.

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