Dave Hughes Elected to Vice Chair of World Sailing’s Athletes’ Commission

Men’s 470 Tokyo 2020 Olympian David Hughes (Miami, Fla.) was recently elected to the role of Vice Chair of World Sailing’s Athletes’ Commission, a term he will serve through 2024. Hughes was one of 19 candidates who ran for positions and is among the five newly appointed members to the total nine-person Commission.

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US Sailing Announces 2021 Reach Grant Recipients  

Sailing centers throughout the country have been awarded grants to grow youth sailing utilizing STEM and environmental education through the US Sailing Reach Initiative. The grants provide non-profit sailing centers with funds and resources to further their Reach program goals and provide more opportunities for students in their community. 

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Kilroy Realty Backs US Sailing Team Athletes Going for Gold, Announces Sponsorship Extension

Building upon the success of the last four years of partnership and the values shared by both organizations to build a better world, Los Angeles-headquartered Kilroy Realty (Kilroy) and the United States Sailing Team are announcing an extended primary sponsorship. The commitment will advance a shared vision to amplify positive community impact while supporting the US Sailing Team in its pursuit of excellence on the international stage.

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Snow & Wilson Win Cascaís Championship

The US Sailing Team had a strong week at the Cascaís 49er and 49erFX Championship, securing both first and third places by Nevin Snow and Dane Wilson, and Ian Barrows and Hans Henken, respectively.

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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