A Message from US Sailing on our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Sailing

A core tenet of US Sailing’s mission is encouraging participation and engagement in the sport of sailing. Central to this is inviting sailors of all backgrounds, ethnicities and orientations to join, flourish and grow within the sailing community. Setting an inclusive course for the growth of our sport takes a dedicated and purposeful approach, requiring thoughtfulness to ensure we cultivate a diverse environment in which anyone can access, join, and enjoy sailing. Click to learn more about US Sailing’s commitment.

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Rules with Rocky: Understanding Leverage on the Racecourse

Hello, my name is Rocky the Rule-Following Fish! Although I live under the water, I love knowing everything about rules for boats on top of the water. My glasses help me see a lot from down here. Every month I will share new information about how to act when boats meet. The rules on the…Read More

Sailing Foundation of New York Supports Tokyo-Bound US Sailing Team Athletes

US Sailing is very pleased to share that The Sailing Foundation of New York (SFNY) has voted to provide direct athlete support to the sailors who have been selected to compete as part of Team USA next summer at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. SFNY is one of the longest-standing supporters of both Olympic-class athletes…Read More

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: Paul Foerster & Kevin Burnham with Gary Jobson: Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Series

Sixteen years ago, Paul Foerster and Kevin Burnham of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team captured the gold medal in the Men’s 470 at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Foerster and Burnham were named Rolex Yachtsman of the Year for their gold medal performance. Gary Jobson catches up with these Olympic champions to reflect on their historic win and learn more about how they are engaging with the sport of sailing today. Watch the replay on The Starboard Portal.

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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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WATCH THE REPLAY: Introducing One Design Central with Betsy Alison

US Sailing is excited to launch a new online resource specifically for one design sailors! If you are looking for information on where to sail, stories on best practices, resources for classes and sailors, or details on what kinds of one design boats are out there for you, please visit One Design Central – your new “go to” for everything one design! US Sailing Adult Director, Betsy Alison, will walk you through the new One Design Central and answer any of your questions. Watch the replay!

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WATCH THE REPLAY: The New Portsmouth Yardstick with Nathan Titcomb

The new Portsmouth Yardstick racing platform has launched! As a new benefit for member organizations, US Sailing has partnered with the Royal Yachting Association to create a more robust platform for Portsmouth Yardstick Racing using the PYOnline platform. Click to watch the replay!

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US Sailing Reach Hub Grants Awarded to Centers in Southern California and Midwest

Sailing centers in the Southern California and Midwest regions have been awarded Reach Hub grants to grow youth sailing through STEM and environmental education as part of the US Sailing Reach Initiative. Congratulations to the Mission Bay Aquatic Center, US Sailing Center Long Beach, Newport Sea Base, Orange Coast College School of Sailing & Seamanship, Westwind Sailing, and Columbia Sailing School.

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Fun is the Key

The lessons of the past are still relevant today! This article excerpt was originally published in the July/August 1996 edition of the American Sailor. With current anecdotal information showing that participation in sailing is in decline and people are making choices based on limited leisure time, we as sailors need to do everything we can…Read More