Youth Sailing Today

Five Key Principles for Youth Sailing Today US Sailing is undertaking a long-term project to incorporate the five key principles outlined in the American Development Model into our strategy for growing participation in both recreational and competitive sailing. These five key principles include: Expand access to create opportunity for more youth to start sailing Developmentally…Read More

New US Sailing Headquarters

The Change is Building We are excited to announce that US Sailing will relocate its headquarters on September 15, 2017 to the campus of Roger Williams University (RWU) in Bristol, Rhode Island. The new office space provides us with the opportunity to drive innovation and creativity in our core areas of focus – access, education…Read More

A Message from Jack Gierhart

The Focus is You   US Sailing is committed to uniting this fractured amalgamation of sports and building a cohesive community bound by a shared love for sailing. What we have in common as sailors is far greater than differences in boat design, sailing discipline or the kind of experiences we prefer. Last year at…Read More

The Change is Building – Fall, 2017

An Outward Expression of Inward Change US Sailing Headquarters is moving. Roger Williams University, top ranked in college sailing, is welcoming US Sailing to their beautiful 140 acre waterfront campus in Bristol, RI and have renovated a stand-alone building for use as our new headquarters.  Our favorable 21-year lease, with options to renew, means we’ll…Read More

Youth Sailing Today

The American Development Model The growing focus on intense competition in youth sailing has parents, sailing instructors and program directors looking to US Sailing for guidance and a different approach. They’ve seen too many kids burn out and drop out, and they are not alone. This concern exists in almost every youth sport, as well…Read More

The New Olympic Paradigm

  The Impact of Professionalization The 1992 Games marked the first time professionals competed, and by the 1996 Games, it was clear that nations adapting quickly to the new model were reaping the rewards. For US Olympic sailing, the impact has been profound: Professionalization brought significant government support to Olympic Sailing, and the funding gap…Read More

US Sailing Foundation – Our Focus is on the Horizon

C H A N G E Sailing is evolving.  At US Sailing, we’re not just adapting . . . . we’ve changed our heading.   Over the last five years, US Sailing has restructured nearly every aspect of the organization. Streamlined our Governance Optimized Organizational Structure Developed New Resources Leveraged Technology to Educate and Connect…Read More

US Sailing Demonstrates Reach Program at Opti National Championships

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (July 29, 2014) – It was not an unusual site to see the California Yacht Club (CYC) buzzing with 250 Opti sailors, ages 10 to 15, last week at the USODA National Championships. What was unusual was that these kids were having a blast learning about science, technology, engineering and math…Read More

Buckingham Takes Lead at Laser NAs / U.S. Singlehanded Championships

Friday's weather: Wind 8-11k SW; sunny, high temp. 73F. Saturday's forecast: Wind 9k SW; sunny, high temp. 75F. By Rich Roberts LONG BEACH, Calif. (June 13, 2014) - It's not the Olympics, but in a potential preview Charlie Buckingham started the second day of the 2014 Laser North American championships Friday one point behind leader…Read More