US Sailing Enters Partnership with Powerboat Supplier Zodiac Nautic

Zodiac 5.5 to be used by Siebel Centers.
Zodiac 5.5 RIB will be used by Siebel Centers for their programming.


BRISTOL, R.I. (September 23, 2019) – US Sailing and Zodiac Nautic, an industry leading powerboat supplier and distributer, have come to terms on an exciting new partnership. Zodiac is now an Official Partner of US Sailing and US Powerboating.

The partnership also designates Zodiac as an Official Partner of the Siebel Sailors Program, a new US Sailing youth program developed to increase diversity and opportunity in the sport of sailing by providing resources and support to youth sailors at public access sailing centers. Zodiac is making a financial contribution to a fund being developed by US Sailing with the goal to grow diversity and opportunity in the sport of sailing and to support the long-term sustainability of this worthwhile program. US Sailing will be matching these contributions from Zodiac. On the water, the US Sailing Siebel Coaches will be equipped with Zodiac boats for use during practices and to support programing at the Centers.

Zodiac aims to provide value to members of US Sailing through benefits and discounted products. US Sailing individual member benefits include a perpetual 12% discount on Zodiac purchases through a manufacturers rebate. Member benefits for sailing organizations include a 15% discount on Zodiac purchases, also through a manufacturers rebate. Through the first year of the US Sailing – Zodiac partnership, Zodiac will provide an additional 5% rebate to both individual and organizational members in flash sales throughout the year. Zodiac is also supporting bulk pricing benefits and options for fleet purchases. Learn more about this exclusive US Sailing member benefit with Zodiac.

“We are excited to work closely with Zodiac on key initiatives and really appreciate their commitment to support US Sailing, our programs and members,” said Jack Gierhart, CEO of US Sailing. “The value Zodiac is providing US Sailing members will help enhance their time on the water, increase safety and build participation. Zodiac will have a positive impact on the Siebel Sailors Program and other initiatives that aim to grow sailing through opportunity and access for all.”

“Two of the oldest organizations within the marine industry are aligning to ensure that the members of US Sailing have access to products that ensure their time on the water is both safe and enjoyable,” said Kevin Fletcher, CEO of Zodiac Nautic American Division. “The Zodiac brand has a strong association with many sailing events over the past 100 years and the staff at Z Nautic Group is proud to partner with US Sailing to further promote such an important part of the marine industry.”

Zodiac will be a high-level sponsor for two of US Sailing’s signature industry events, including the 2020 and 2022 Sailing Leadership Forum and the 2021 National Sailing Programs Symposium. The 2020 Sailing Leadership Forum will take place on February 6-8 at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa.

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About US Sailing
The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and advancement for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Bristol, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US Sailing offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team. For more information, please visit

About Zodiac Nautic
Zodiac Nautic is the worldwide leading producer of quality inflatable boats with over 1,600 dealers present in more than 50 countries across the globe. Founded in 1896, Zodiac Nautic is credited with inventing the modern inflatable boat and is closely linked to all major innovations within that sector. Zodiac Nautic’s semi-ridged inflatable boats are best known for their superior buoyancy, quality, safety and durability and trusted by professionals, boat enthusiasts and passengers across the world. With more than a million boats sold, Zodiac Nautic and its dealers invite you to explore why our boats are the perfect choice for all watercraft enthusiasts!