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Hobie Polarized: Save 25% off the retail price of Hobie Polarized Sunglasses. Visit hobiepolarized.comand use coupon code USSHP2020; Sail1Design-Sail1Design’s Job Board is available to US Sailing members at a 15% discount. Setting up your listing by creating a membership with Sail1Design and login to your account. Add your US Sailing member
Find a Seminar
Enrollment in seminars requires US Sailing membership. Nonmembers registering for a seminar can receive a one-time $10 discount off of their annual membership fee. Please click Enroll Now located within the seminar posting and follow the Special Introductory Membership link to receive this discount. Register for a Seminar Race Officer Seminar Calendar Judge Seminar Calendar […]
Educational, technical, and administrative resources for sailors and race organizers Led by the dedicated volunteers of the US Sailing Offshore Committee, the staff at US Sailing Offshore strives to provide guidance and services to the large-boat racing community to facilitate safe, fair, and accessible racing. To effectively manage a global sport, a number of specialized […]
2021 U.S. Offshore Championship
2021 NOR POSTED and Applications OPEN: January 27, 2021. 2021 NOR. 2021 Application for Invitation. The U.S. Offshore Championship is a fleet racing competition in offshore keelboats on a closed course except for one long-distance race.
Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat 2024
The 2024 Olympic Games Offshore event will take place off the coast of Marseille for a three day, two night race in a boat 6-10 meters long. The plan is to adjust the course so that no matter the breeze or sea state, the race will remain at two nights to finish in the daylight of the third day.
US Sailing takes the lead in researching best practices in safety procedures, protocol and equipment Our Safety at Sea experts set high standards for the most authoritative and proven methods for keeping sailors safer while they enjoy the sport Countless hours of research conducted by our dedicated volunteers have allowed US Sailing to provide instructional […]
Offshore Racing Rule (ORR) Who Owns It Offshore Racing Association (ORA) Why Did It Start The Offshore Racing Rule (ORR) grew out of a desire by North American sailors who felt the International Measurement System (IMS) was no longer meeting their needs. The ORA was founded in 2004 by the Cruising Club of America (CCA), […]
US Safety Equipment Requirements (SER)
SAFETY EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS (SER) The US Sailing Safety Equipment Requirements were initially compiled, with input from the US sailing community, to provide race Organizing Authorities an option to clearly specify safety equipment requirements and to provide the ability to modify those requirements for their particular event and venue. The key differences between the Safety Equipment …
Offshore Passage Making
Offshore Passage Making graduates will have successfully demonstrated the ability to responsibly skipper and crew an inboard auxiliary powered cruising sailboat to any destination worldwide. Find a school near you Recommended Equipment: It is recommended that Offshore Passage Making courses be conducted on 35’ or larger cruising keelboats with wheel steering and auxiliary diesel […]
Basic Re-certification Requirements US Sailing/US Powerboating Instructor Certifications are valid for three (3) years. Instructors need only re-certify at the highest level of certification they have achieved within each program. For example, if you hold Basic Keelboat and Cruising Instructor Certifications you only need to renew the Cruising Instructor Certification. If you hold Cruising
Teaching and Coaching Fundamentals Online
Teaching and Coaching Fundamentals Online (TCFO) gives you the building blocks of good instructional practices to become an effective educator on and off the water. Created through a partnership project with the United States Olympic Committee, this free, online course merges the worlds of teaching & coaching. At US Sailing we do both, teach and […]
Regattas, sailor development and racing resources for sailors of all ages and sailing disciplines From beginning racers to National Champions, US Sailing supports sailboat racing at all levels. Find out how you can participate today! Youth We are striving to develop and inspire youth sailors With an emphasis on developing skills, competitive excellence, seamanship and […]
Interview with Mike Wyatt, President of the American Model
The American Model Yachting Association was founded 50 years ago as an informal organization. Currently, membership stands at approximately 2,250 members and they sanction about 30 classes of radio controlled boats. Learn more about this fun, growing area of sport.
This year the Clagett Regatta and US Para Sailing Championship have joined forces. The event will be sailed off the docks at Sail Newport, June 19-24, 2018. Clinic days are Tuesday and Wednesday, June 19 and 20. Race days are June 21-24. This event and other adaptive regattas can be found on the events calendar. Click below . LEarn MOre
Join Today Promo Code: BoatUSKey Join or renew your membership today! Each and every sailor should have the opportunity to enjoy the sport to its fullest. At US Sailing, our training and education programs build skills that benefit sailors throughout the country. Fair and well-run races, safer waterways, skilled racers and confident cruisers all ensure […]
Cruising Catamaran Endorsement
Find a school near you Recommended Equipment: The multihull endorsement course and examination shall be conducted on a catamaran of at least 34′, with wheel steering, twin engine auxiliary power, and adequate equipment inventory to complete all required certification outcomes. Prerequisites: The prerequisite for the Catamaran Endorsement is a US Sailing Bareboat Cruising certification. This
Kyle Easton Named 2019-20 Robert H. Hobbs Sportsman of the
The Robert H. Hobbs Sportsmanship Award is awarded annually to the Sportsman of the Year for college sailing. The trophy honors Robert Hobbs (MIT '64), past Executive Vice President of ICSA, past President of US Sailing (1992-1994), and former chair of the U.S. Sailing Olympic Committee. This year’s winner is Kyle Easton (Winchester, Mass.), a senior at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Steps to Completing Teaching & Coaching Fundamentals Online
Coupon Code(s) Tax Total Checkout $0.00 Remove X so oo Add Coupon so oo $0.00 US SAILING G & COACHING FREE AMENTALS US Sailing Teaching & Coaching Fundamentals Add to Bag ADDITIONAL INFO Designed for US Sailing and US Powerboating instructors, this course gives you the building blocks of good instructional
The Basic Cruising graduate will have successfully demonstrated the ability to responsibly skipper and crew an auxiliary powered cruising sailboat, during daylight hours, within sight of land in moderate wind and sea conditions. Find a school near you Recommended Equipment: It is recommended that Basic Cruising Certification courses and examinations be conducted on 23′ to […]
Know Your Lows
Know Your Lows There are three major types of lows: tropical lows, mid-latitude lows, and cut-off lows. It is important to understand the differences between them. Cut-off lows Cut-off lows occur when a mid-latitude low is separated from the jet stream. They are critical for sailors to understand so study this well and memorize it. […]
Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games (Sailing): Railey (USA) Fends
Pictured: Paige Railey races in light air in Toronto, Canada on Day Four of the Pan American Games. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Toronto, Canada – Lake Ontario teased the Pan American Games fleet with a fresh breeze during the morning of Day Four, but despite the Race Committee’s efforts to get all competitors out to […]
Offshore Worlds 2020
To be considered for US selection for the 2020 Offshore World Championships, prospective applicants must apply as a team and submit an application to US Sailing. This online application is now open and can be found HERE. Please note that the application period has been shortened, and will now close at midnight Central Time on […]
The Art of Making Confident Tactical Decisions by Nic
If I played up the middle, there’s a 100% chance that I could pick off five boats. Again: 0.2*20 = 4; 1*5 = 5 ; 5 is larger than 4, so I should go up the middle. Over a series of races, this approach will net better results.
National Team Send-Off Party Set for July 27th In Houston
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – Fourteen athletes who have earned a place on the U.S. National Sailing Team will be treated to a rousing Send-Off Party on July 27th in Houston, Texas at Houston Yacht Club, presented by Sunbrella. Coinciding with a gathering of many of the nation’s top youth sailors at the 2016 Optimist […]
A Wealth of Coaching Resources Once you're a certified instructor, there's a whole library of drills available to you in the Skill Up App (Available on both the Google play/Apple Store). The app gives instructors and coaches the ability to record sailor progress and …
Basic Keelboat Instructor
This three-day course is an extremely intense evaluation of your ability to teach sailing to the US Sailing Keelboat Certification system standard This standard is the most rigorous in the country and requires practice, study, and preparation by even the most gifted and experienced professional instructors. We are evaluating in great detail everything about your […]
Sail With Us
Siebel Sailors Program JOIN US SAILING TODAY! US Sailing launched a new initiative in 2019, made wholly possible by the generous donation of Tom and Stacey Siebel, that will increase opportunity and diversity in the sport of sailing by providing resources and support to public access sailing centers. Regardless of socio-economic background or level of […]
Find a school near you. Recommended Equipment: It is recommended that Basic Keelboat Certification courses and examinations be conducted on 18′ to 27′ daysailing sloop-rigged keelboats with tiller steering and with adequate equipment inventory to complete all required certification outcomes. Prerequisite: There is no US Sailing prerequisite for Basic Keelboat Certification.
Railey & Buckingham Place Top 10 at 2021 ILCA European
The 2021 ILCA European Continental Qualifiers ended on Saturday, April 24 following a week of varying breeze and swell in Vilamoura. USA Tokyo 2020 representatives Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) and Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) finished in the top 10 among fleets of 89 and 139, respectively.
Know Your Lows
Know Your Lows There are three major types of lows: tropical lows, mid-latitude lows, and cut-off lows. It is important to understand the differences between them. Tropical lows Living in the belt of tradewinds, these are also known as tropical depressions, tropical cyclones, hurricanes, and typhoons. They are seasonal and travel east to west in […]
Resources For Your Members
At US Sailing, we are looking for new ways to help our member organizations. On this page, you can find several resources that can be useful for your members. We welcome you to download any or all of the images below and share them with your members. Please see the instructions and resources below to …
US Sailing Team Training Camp Kicks-Off with
On Sunday, January 14th, the USST and Olympic Development Program athletes were joined by local and foreign sailors and volunteers who participated in the US Sailing Coconut Grove Coastal Clean-Up. The event was organized by US Sailing in partnership with VolunteerCleanup.Org and was sponsored by World Sailing. Upwards of 100 individuals collected over 850 pounds of trash from the mangroves
Buckingham Wins ILCA Midwinters East; Railey Takes Second
Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) secured a regatta win at the 2021 Laser Midwinters East hosted by Key Biscayne Yacht Club, and his radial counterpart heading to Tokyo this summer, Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), brought home a 2nd place in an impressive fleet of 89 boats.
470 Europeans: Bronze for McNay & Hughes As Olympic
Pictured: Stu McNay and Dave Hughes, Men’s 470, US Sailing Team Sperry, shortly after the medal race in Palma. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2016 Palma de Mallorca, Spain – The 2016 470 Class European Championship (April 7-12) have concluded in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and for the second consecutive year, the US Sailing Team Sperry’s Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and …
Cory Sertl Elected as Vice President of World Sailing
World Sailing capped off an eventful week of committee meetings, thoughtful discussions, spirited debate, and important decision-making by announcing results for the World Sailing Presidential and Vice Presidential elections. Cory Sertl, President of US Sailing, was officially elected as one of seven new Vice Presidents of World Sailing at the General Assembly on Sunday, November 1. Sertl will
Roble/Shea Win Bronze and First Round of Athletes Qualify
Both fleets got two races off in the eight-knot breeze before rounding out the day once a 10-12 knot building seabreeze filled from the south. Close to shore, US Sailing’s Olympic Performance Manager and Coach Sally Barkow (Park City, Utah) said the breeze coming around the point led to some geographical trends on the water.
Start Windsurfing Right: The Windsurfing Safety Code
Being safety conscious at all times, both on and off the water, is an attitude you will develop with your instructor’s help. It will pay off many times over in safe, fun, relaxing sailing. Safety encompasses many things: dressing properly, wearing a life jacket, being courteous toward other boaters, being observant, sailing by the “rules […]
U.S. Finns Emerge from 2019 Gold Cup with Stronger Unity
The 2019 Finn Gold Cup wrapped with what was probably the windiest day on Port Phillip. For the final races of the event, the athletes saw a southerly breeze at about 15-21 knots. The day began with the final fleet race for all teams outside the top ten and wrapped with the medal race featuring the competitors at the front of the pack.
2019 U.S. Offshore Championship
Waivers/Forms *each sailor is to fill out and bring with them to check in day or email to [email protected]ussailing.org. The U.S. Offshore Championship is a fleet racing competition in offshore keelboats on a closed course except for one long-distance race.
STEM & Sailing Curriculum
Member Price: 25% off Bulk Pricing: email [email protected]ussailing.org. Order yours now! The student book directly aligns to Modules 1-10 in the Reach Educator Guide: Middle School and also with the Learn Sailing Right Beginning Sailing and Learn Sailing Right Intermediate Sailing books.
US Sailing Team at 470 World Championship: Vilamoura
Photo by Joao Costa Ferreira | @osga_photo LIVE Broadcasting: Vilamoura Sailing YOUTUBE. Preview: 470 World Championship 2021 . VILAMOURA, PORTUGAL- After a long and unplanned delay in action, the 470 Class is eager and primed for the 2021 World Championship, which kicks off racing in Vilamoura, Portugal, on Monday March 8. A year has passed since the 2020 …
An Alternative Idea to Hand Operated Flags for Race
Patrick O'Donnell has an idea! As the Club Race Officer at St. Croix Sailing Club in Hudson, Wisconsin, Patrick has made some useful observations about hand operate flags and how they are used in race starts. Patrick has an alternative option…
US Youth Team Looking For Medal Haul At Worlds
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (July 15, 2018) – The 14 sailors who comprise the US Sailing Team at the Youth Sailing World Championships begin their quest for gold medals tomorrow. The 48th annual Youth Sailing World Championships is being hosted by the Corpus Christi Yacht Club with racing slated for Corpus Christi Bay. The regatta features […]