The panel discussed ways their affiliated sailing organizations have implemented strategies to increase awareness and opportunities in sailing for more diverse populations. Panelists represented organizations from different focus areas of the sport, including college sailing, professional racing, grassroots DEI program, and the US Sailing DEI Committee. You will learn about the current state of these efforts and what is needed in the future to advance our goals. Click to Watch!
Mike Dorgan is the founder and current captain of the San Diego Finn Fleet. He is a lifelong sailor and has a strong background of successfully sailing many types of boats most notably the Star. Chis Snow sat down with Mike to find out how he accomplished this and what advice he might have for anyone wanting to start a new fleet or grow an existing one.
In an effort to promote and grow one design participation in the United States, US Sailing has revitalized a committee to focus on supporting these sailors and this very important segment of our sport. The One Design Committee will be composed of diverse geographic and one design class members. Their mission will begin by addressing areas that have been identified as priorities for one design sailors and class associations.
Tom Hubbell, Thistle Class President and Past President of US Sailing, discusses how the Thistle class has adapted to offer quality programming in a changing environment. He are 10 things the Thistle class is doing right!