Setting a Course for Freedom: Brooke McFarlane’s Story

Bisexual - A person emotionally, romantically or sexually attracted to more than one sex, gender or gender identity though not necessarily simultaneously, in the same way or to the same degree. Sometimes used interchangeably with pansexual. - Human Rights Campaign Age/name/years on the water/location 31, Brooke McFarlane, 14 years, wherever the hook drops! What was…Read More

McKayla Bower Pursues Adventure

Throughout her life, McKayla Bower has been in pursuit of adventure. At a young age, she could be found playing in the forest, climbing the rocks in the front yard, or 40ft up an oak tree. So, it was only natural that when she was offered a boat in 2020, she dove head-first into sailing.…Read More

Finding Her Place: Alex Makoid’s Story

On the last day of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we are spotlighting Alex Makoid, a college sailor at Tulane University competing in the ICSA Open Fleet Race Championship, happening this week.  Makoid was adopted from China into a white family in Sag Harbor, NY. Growing up in a white family in a…Read More


BRISTOL, R.I. (May 24, 2023) – Sailing centers throughout the country have been awarded grants to grow youth sailing through STEM and environmental education with the US Sailing Reach Initiative. The Reach Initiative grants provide non-profit sailing centers with funds and resources to further their Reach program goals and increase STEM opportunities for students in…Read More

US Sailing Introduces “Crew Meetings” for Additional Member and Staff Engagement with Quarterly, Virtual Office Hours

US Sailing, the sport’s national governing body, is proud to introduce quarterly, virtual office hours called Crew Meetings, inviting US Sailing members and staff leaders to meet and discuss the latest topics in sailing. On Tuesday, June 6 from 5-7pm EDT, the first Crew Meeting will invite all US Sailing members to bring their own…Read More

Eight Bells: Buddy Melges, Renowned American Sailor, Passes Away at 93

Harry Clemons “Buddy” Melges Jr., considered to be one of the greatest competitive sailors in the sport of sailing, passed away on May 18, 2023. He leaves behind a remarkable legacy as one of the most accomplished and revered sailors in American history.  Born on January 26, 1930, in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, Buddy dedicated his life…Read More

US Sailing Selects AeroVanti Club as Official Private Aviation, Yachting Membership Club Partner

Today, US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport of sailing, and AeroVanti Club, a high-growth startup that’s re-imagining private aviation and yachting through inclusive and competitive membership options, announced a three-year partnership through the 2025 season. AeroVanti Club will serve as the Official Private Aviation and Yachting Membership Club partner of US Sailing,…Read More

Accessibility in Cruising: How the Green Family Gained Comfort in Navigating the Waters Again

In recognition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18, 2023, US Sailing talked with Andrew Green and his parents Linda and Mark (Crystal River, FL) to learn how their family rediscovered their love of sailing and adapted their boat to be accessible for Andrew, who has Cerebral Palsy. Just before the pandemic began in…Read More

Skin Care for Sailors by Dr. Olasz Harken

Brought to you by [caption id="" align="alignright" width="208"] Edit B. Olasz Harken MD, PhD, FAADCo-Founder, Harken DermHarken Derm LLC[/caption] As a sailor, your skin is exposed to the elements, including sun, wind and water, all of which can damage the skin. It is especially important to take steps to lessen this damage and protect against…Read More

Honing the Edge: Matt Chao’s Story

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. To celebrate, US Sailing is profiling some of the awesome Asian American & Pacific Islander sailors in our community. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebrates all people with connections to Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean, Hawaiian, and other Asian and Pacific Islander ancestries and their valuable contributions…Read More