Communicating with the Coast Guard

Once you decide to request assistance from the Coast Guard, what means should you use? This depends to a large degree on where you’re located and what gear you have available. The Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) can become aware of a mayday situation through one of several means: A VHF-FM call, either using…Read More

Charting a New Course: Engaging Youth Sailors with STEM amid the Pandemic

Reach, US Sailing’s STEM Education Initiative, distributed ten grants during the summer of 2020. We recently caught up with one of the recipients, Green Bay Sailing & Paddle, Inc., and their Board President Becky Paul shared the creative ways they incorporated STEM into their programming during a year that was anything but typical.

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A Judge’s Perspective

By Shannon Bush Excerpt from Sailing Drills Made Easy Judges are on the water to help enforce rules. We generally are not “aware” of each competitor, but, rather, view them all as a group of unknown individuals. We are looking for specific actions and patterns, not at specific competitors. The following is a walk-through of a…Read More

Debriefing with Video: Filming

When used properly, video is a great tool for the coach and the sailors. It is important that the video purposes are very clear and the video presented properly. Video can very easily be presented in a way that just focuses on corrections and negative feedback. A coach must be well planned for video and…Read More

Debriefing with Video: Sharing the Video

When used properly, video is a great tool for the coach and the sailors. It is important that the video purposes are very clear and the video presented properly. Video can very easily be presented in a way that just focuses on corrections and negative feedback. A coach must be well planned for video and…Read More

Debriefing with Video: Editing & Presenting

When used properly, video is a great tool for the coach and the sailors. It is important that the video purposes are very clear and the video presented properly. Video can very easily be presented in a way that just focuses on corrections and negative feedback. A coach must be well planned for video and…Read More

Maggie Shea & Judge Ryan Elected to represent US Sailing on USOPC Athlete Advisory Council

Thursday, September 24, 2020 (BRISTOL, R.I.) – In an effort to ensure athlete voices are able to communicate on behalf of their interests and protect their rights, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) Athlete Advisory Council (AAC) has brought elected representatives from each National Governing Body (NGB) together in cooperative support of the…Read More

Charlie Buckingham Wins Italian Championship

On the final day of the Olympic Classes International Italian Championship (CICO), Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) clinched his victory in the Men’s Laser fleet.

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Know Your Lows – Cut Off

Know Your Lows There are three major types of lows: tropical lows, mid-latitude lows, and cut-off lows. It is important to understand the differences between them. Cut-off lows Cut-off lows occur when a mid-latitude low is separated from the jet stream. They are critical for sailors to understand so study this well and memorize it.…Read More

Know Your Lows – Tropical Lows

Know Your Lows There are three major types of lows: tropical lows, mid-latitude lows, and cut-off lows. It is important to understand the differences between them. Tropical lows [caption id="attachment_26359" align="alignright" width="191"] Wind arrow feathers always point towards the low pressure.[/caption] Living in the belt of tradewinds, these are also known as tropical depressions, tropical…Read More