e-USSailing Newsletter August, 2017

The e-USSailing Newsletter features stories, profiles, resources and news coverage from US Sailing events and programs.


  • US Sailing is on the Move!
  • US Sailing's Reach at America's Cup Endeavour Education Station
  • US Sailing Championships News and Coverage
  • Olympic Development Program, Youth Olympic Games
  • Sailing Leadership Forum 2018: Registration is Open
  • US Sailing Blog Stories
  • US Sailing "This what we do" Series: Race Management with Hank Stuart
  • Keelboat Instructor of the Month: Eileen Edmonds
  • Hanson Rescue Medals Awarded
  • SafeSport
  • US Sailing Member Benefits

US Sailing is on the Move!

US Sailing's Reach at America's Cup Endeavour Education Station

The US Sailing Reach Initiative had a unique opportunity to participate in activities hosted by the 2017 America’s Cup Endeavour Education Station, presented by Orbis, during the 35th America's Cup. US Sailing’s Reach Initiative is an official “Educational Partner” of the America’s Cup Endeavour Program.

US Sailing Championship News

2017 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, hosted by Corpus Christi Yacht Club

2017 U.S. Junior Women's Singlehanded Championship, hosted by Houston Yacht Club

2017 U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship, hosted by Annapolis Yacht Club

2017 U.S. Singlehanded Championships, hosted by Tahoe Yacht Club

US Sailing’s ODP Youth Travel Teams Boost Ambitious American Sailors

US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) is offering support to American sailors competing at top international events this summer through four ODP Travel Teams, which will compete at the Laser and Laser Radial U21 Worlds, the Laser Radial Youth Worlds, The Laser Radial Worlds (Open) and the recently-completed 49er Junior Worlds. US Sailing’s ODP named rosters of athletes for each event, who will receive world-class coaching and management support as they seek to develop high-level skills, gain experience, and earn top results on the international stage.

Youth Olympic Games: US Sailing Announces Athlete Selection System

US Sailing has released details of the athlete selection process for the 2018 U.S. Youth Olympic Sailing Team. Held every four years, the Youth Olympic Games (Buenos Aires 2018) will be the third edition of the event, and is expected to include nearly 4,000 athletes from over 200 nations. The sailing events are expected to include 100 athletes aged 15-18, and will run from October 6-18, 2018.

The Latest from the US Sailing Blog

Fitness for Sailors, Fitness for Life

by Anna Tunnicliffe

As athletes, which is what we all are since we do participate in the sport of sailing regardless of our level of competition, we want and need to be fit and healthy. But in addition to being fit and healthy for our sport, we want to be fit and healthy for life.

Pictured: Anna Tunnicliffe; Photo credit to FitAid

When Slower is Faster

by Dave Dellenbaugh

The goal of a sailboat race is to beat your competitors to the finish line, so going full speed ahead is usually the best strategy. However, there are a few places on the race course where sailing slower may actually be faster. The leeward mark is one of them.

Preparing for a Cruising Passage

by Deb Marlor

People new to cruising often ask, “How do you prepare for a passage?” One of the key ingredients to having fun and successful sailing passages, is to plan ahead. The more planning and preparation you do, the more enjoyable your passages will be. This blog is designed for those new to cruising and will go in to some detail on how to properly prepare for a passage.

No Jedi Mind Tricks

by Malcolm Page

People often ask me what makes a winning sailor. I mostly get the impression that they are after some special Jedi “mind trick” which mentally makes someone a champion. With the focus these days on sports psychology, people often forget that before you worry about your mind, you first need to worry about getting the basics right.

US Sailing - "This is what we do"

In this edition of the "This is what we do" video series, Hank Stuart, national race officer and national judge, discusses US Sailing Race Official certification programs and their positive impact on your sailing experience.

US Sailing’s Keelboat Instructor of the Month: Eileen Edmonds

Eileen Edmonds

US Sailing Awards Hanson Rescue Medals to Three Boats at 2016 Ford Yacht Club Lightning Regatta

From left to right: DUane Rose, David Corcoran (green shirt), Trey Rose and US Sailing Treasurer Steven Freitas; Photo credit to Marcin Chumiecki / Bayview Yacht Club photographer.

The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee awarded the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medals to a competing Lightning sailboat and two mark-set boats at the 2016 Ford Yacht Club Regatta for the rescue of two Lightning sailors, and the recovery and the attempted resuscitation of the third Lightning sailor.

US Sailing has a zero tolerance policy for misconduct and abuse. Learn more about the latest education and training programs, developed by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, for the prevention of emotional, physical and sexual misconduct, as well as reporting and response protocols.

US Sailing Member Benefits

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