Quick-Stop Rescue

All sailors must know how to react quickly to a crew overboard situation. The hallmark of the Quick-Stop Rescue method is the immediate reduction of boat speed by turning in a direction to windward and thereafter maneuvering at modest speed, remaining near the PIW. This rescue requires these steps: 1) As soon as a crew…Read More

Sailing Program Sample: Syllabus for basic sailing beginner

This Sailing Program sample has been taken from various programs across the United States to provide a greater representation of methods, techniques, and styles. SAMPLE: SYLLABUS Basic Sailing Beginner FORMAT: (8) three-hour lessons for youth or adults for one week or several weeks TOPIC - CLASS 1 Introduction and Course Overview: 10 minutes Team Building:…Read More

Seamanship and Water Safety – Capsize Recoveries

Once you know the basics of sailing, you should learn a few seamanship skills. Good seamanship helps you handle situations even when you're not sailing. Your boat may need to be towed for some reason. You may need to paddle from a dock to a mooring. And, of course, there are specific knots for specific…Read More

Small Boat Sailing: Teaching Sportsmanship

When you’re trying to teach sportsmanship in competitive sailing, there are no proven methods to follow. You need to try different approaches because every group you teach will react differently to the request to “act sportsmanlike.” Practice sessions can fall apart if your team isn’t getting along and all you can is, “Will you please…Read More

Race Officials at a Youth Event: Safe, fair and fun!

Anderson Reggio, Ken Legler, and Forrest Gay present "Race Officials at a Youth Event Safe, Fair and Fun!" at the 2014 US Sailing Leadership Forum. Accompanying Power Point  Read More

US Sailing Regional Symposiums – Notes & Quotes

US Sailing Regional Symposiums Davis Island Yacht Club - November 1, 2014 Top 5 Takeaways - Keep sailing fun - Use Junior Big Boat, Reach, & women's sailing Women's sailing drives support through voluntarism, donations, etc Home school programming offers a profitable market at a great time Give back to those that help you and…Read More