Stories from Siebel Coaches: Impact in Hood River, Oregon

While COVID-19 has made running program challenging with local regulations in the Pacific Northwest, the Siebel Sailors Program was able to run small intermediate women’s clinics in Hood River this summer. These clinics were focused on getting more young women skippering and confident in the big breeze the Columbia River Gorge is famous for. Click to learn more from Siebel Coach, Michael Cornew!

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Stories from Siebel Coaches: From Uncomfortable to Eager

Siebel Sailors Coach, MacKenzie McGuckin, offers this encouraging observation from Siebel Sailors programming hosted at Team Paradise in Miami’s Coconut Grove.

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WATCH NOW on The Starboard Portal: Ask Youth Sailors What They Want – Youth Advisory Board Panel with John Pearce

It’s the #1 rule in business: know your customer. Yet it’s easy for coaches, parents, and youth sailing leaders to overlook simply asking the kids what they want. This panel puts the kids in control, with a group of US Sailing Youth Advisory Board members sharing their perspectives on what kids want, how youth sailing is changing in 2020, and the future of youth sailing. Click to watch the recorded presentation from Tuesday night!

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Boat Transition Tips for Youth Sailors

Transitioning into a new boat class is always a bittersweet moment. Your journey to this point has likely been in a small, introductory boat such as the Opti or Sabot, and now there are many more boat classes to consider as your next step. You may be struggling to decide your next boat class, not to mention training partners, equipment, and coaching.

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Rules with Rocky: Understanding Leverage on the Racecourse

Hello, my name is Rocky the Rule-Following Fish! Although I live under the water, I love knowing everything about rules for boats on top of the water. My glasses help me see a lot from down here. Every month I will share new information about how to act when boats meet. The rules on the…Read More

US Sailing Reach Hub Grants Awarded to Centers in Southern California and Midwest

Sailing centers in the Southern California and Midwest regions have been awarded Reach Hub grants to grow youth sailing through STEM and environmental education as part of the US Sailing Reach Initiative. Congratulations to the Mission Bay Aquatic Center, US Sailing Center Long Beach, Newport Sea Base, Orange Coast College School of Sailing & Seamanship, Westwind Sailing, and Columbia Sailing School.

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Rules with Rocky: Sportsmanship & The Racing Rules of Sailing

Hello, my name is Rocky the Rule-Following Fish! Although I live under the water, I love knowing everything about rules for boats on top of the water. My glasses help me see a lot from down here. Every month I will share new information about how to act when boats meet. The rules on the…Read More

Introducing Youth Racing Central!

In collaboration with the leading voices in our sport, US Sailing brings you Youth Racing Central created to support you and your sailing goals. Youth Racing Central provides unlimited access to videos featuring racing tips and development strategies from sailing experts.

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Siebel Sailors Program Expands to Oregon and Washington

Sail Sand Point Selected as Primary Siebel Center, The Center for Wooden Boats and Gorge Junior Sailing Selected to Serve as Supporting Siebel Centers Michael Cornew - Siebel Program Coach for the Pacific Northwest Region BRISTOL, R.I. (June 30, 2020) – US Sailing’s new and growing youth development program is expanding to include the states…Read More

Rules with Rocky: Starting Line Strategies

This month we will learn about two starting line strategies: STARBOARD APPROACH and PORT APPROACH to the starting line.

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