Report Released on March 2019 Monterey Bay Fatality Incident

Through a collaborative effort between US Sailing and the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club (MPYC) and support from the U.S. Coast Guard, a US Sailing independent working party has released a report on the crew overboard and fatality incident March 13, 2019 on Monterey Bay.

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How to Hydrate Your Athlete If They Don’t Like Water

This article is brought to by US Sailing in partnership with TrueSport If you have a picky athlete who doesn’t love the taste of water, or just one who’s constantly on the go and bad at remembering to regularly sip from a water bottle, it can be tricky to make sure that he or she…Read More

US Sailing Awards Hanson Medal to Crew for Rescue in Buzzards Bay

The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee will award the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal to six crew for their rescue of nine people separated from their capsized powerboat in Buzzards Bay (Mass.).

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US Sailing Announces New Multihull Safety Equipment Requirements and Revisions for Monohulls

The US Sailing Safety Equipment Requirements (SER) for monohull sailboats have been revised and new multihull SERs have been approved and will be implemented in 2019.

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US Sailing Hanson Medal to be Awarded at Pacific Sail and Power Boat Show for 2017 Rescue in San Francisco Bay

Sailors Rescue Swimmer from Sea Lion BRISTOL, RI (April 13, 2018) – The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee will award the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal to a sailboat’s crew for their rescue of a swimmer injured by an attacking sea lion in San Francisco Bay. The rescuing sailors aboard Grey Goose conducted the…Read More

Hurricane Season: Resources for Sailors & Sailing Organizations

Hurricane season is especially active and dangerous this year. Here are some resources that may be useful to sailing organizations in preparation for and recovery from these damaging storms.

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US Sailing Awards Hanson Rescue Medals to Three Boats at 2016 Ford Yacht Club Lightning Regatta

[caption id="attachment_35551" align="aligncenter" width="592"] From left to right: Duane Rose, David Corcoran (green shirt), Trey Rose and US Sailing Treasurer Steven Freitas... Photo credit to Marcin Chumiecki / Bayview Yacht Club photographer.[/caption] PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (June 13, 2017) – The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee awarded the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medals to a competing…Read More

Emergency Action Plans and Safety Resources

The summer sailing season is upon us, and perhaps no other topic is more vital to sailing organizations than safety. Most community sailing centers, yacht clubs and sailing schools have their own on-water Emergency Action Plan (EAP) unique to their own venue, facility, sailing area and environment. A carefully drafted and vetted EAP is a…Read More

US Sailing Now Offering New Safety at Sea Online Education

US Sailing has launched the new Safety at Sea Online course, featuring eight-modules of online Safety at Sea curriculum designed for sailors of all types and levels — cruisers and racers, novices and experts. In addition to offering this course, US Sailing will continue to sanction two-day “in-person” courses as well, organized by many of the best yacht clubs and yachting associations around the country, and those who complete the course will receive the same certification.

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Crew Overboard Prevention: How to Remain Aboard

Following these rules can prevent virtually all man-overboard incidents: 1. Remain sober, especially if you expect to go on deck for any reason. 2. Wear non-skid footwear when working on deck and have nonskid paint or pads in critical work areas. 3. Walk or crawl on the uphill windward side in a crouched position with…Read More