e-USSailing Newsletter US Sailing News & Resources - August, 2018

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  • NSPS 2019 Registration is Open; Accepting Presentation Proposals
  • 2018 U.S. Youth Worlds Team Earns Four Golds, One Silver
  • 2019 U.S. Youth Worlds Team Selection Process Announced
  • US Sailing Youth National Championship Events
  • Daniela Moroz Wins Gold at World Championships
  • Summer of 2018: Youth Sailing National Championships
  • US Sailing Blog: Creative Programming - Keeping Staff and Students Engaged
  • US Sailing Blog: Forming, Storming, Norming, & Performing with Your Sailing Team
  • National Coaching Symposium 2018
  • 2018 US Sailing Reach Initiative Grantees Announced
  • VIDEO: US Sailing's Reach at VOR Newport Stopover
  • Education and Training Opportunities with US Sailing
  • Give Back to the Sport - Become a US Sailing Certified Race Official
  • US Sailing Member Benefits
  • Shop Online at the US Sailing Store
  • See the Latest Product Selection at Sperry
  • Gowrie Group: Attention One-Design Sailors
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  • Make a Donation to the US Sailing Foundation
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Early Registration Opens for NSPS 2019

Save on fees and register during the early registration period! The early registration period is open for the 2019 National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS), hosted by US Sailing at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront on January 31 - February 2, 2019. Register now at the lowest rate being offered at $295 through September 7, 2018.

NSPS is the premier event for sailing education in the United States. Learn, Share, Thrive is the theme for NSPS 2019. Our focus is on building better leaders through collaboration, growing diversity and inclusion in the sport, while inspiring others. Register today and bring a friend!

US Sailing Seeks Presentations and Speakers for NSPS 2019

The goal of NSPS is to provide practical and useful information for improving business as well as personal and professional development strategies. Concrete ideas that NSPS participants can take back to their organization and implement are valued. Overall, topics should focus on sailing education, growing the sport, and sustaining the business of sailing organizations.

All proposals are due to US Sailing by September 21, 2018.

Medal Haul for USA at 2018 Youth World Championships

Photo by World Sailing

The U.S. Youth Worlds Sailing Team hauled in four gold medals and a silver at the 48th annual Youth Sailing World Championships, hosted by the Corpus Christi Yacht Club (Texas) in July. This record-setting performance for the U.S. Youth World's Team earned them the Nations Trophy, awarded to the best overall nation.

Photos by World Sailing

Carmen and Emma Cowles (Larchmont, N.Y.) repeated as gold medalists in the Girls’ 420 Class. Photo by World Sailing.

Charlotte Rose (Houston, Texas) also won gold in the Girls’ Laser Radial event for the second straight year. Photo by World Sailing.

Geronimo Nores (Miami Beach, Fla.) won gold in the Boys’ RS:X Class. Photo by World Sailing.

JC Hermus (Bellport, N.Y.) and Walter Henry (Syosset, N.Y.) won gold in the Boys’ 420 Class. Photo by World Sailing.

Berta Puig (Miami, Fla.) and Bella Casaretto (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) won silver in the Girls’ 29er Class. Photo by World Sailing.

Photo by World Sailing

The U.S. walked away with three Olympic country qualification spots and a much deserved gold medal for Daniela Moroz (Lafayette, Calif.), who captured first place honors in the Women’s Formula Kiteboard competition for the third consecutive year.

Photos by World Sailing.

Summer of 2018:

Fun in the Sun at Youth Sailing National Championship Events

2018 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships

Hosted by Carolina Yacht Club

Photos by Barbara Ann Howard.

Congratulations to the 2018 Youth Champs!

  • Marcus Huttunen (San Diego, Calif.): Singlehanded Dinghy - Laser Radial
  • Joseph Hou (Newport Beach, Calif.): Singlehanded Dinghy – Laser Full Rig
  • Michelle Lahrkamp (Rye, N.Y.) and Gabriella DelBello (Bedford, N.Y.): Doublehanded Dinghy – International 420
  • Ripley Shelley (Coral Gables, Fla.) and Severin Gramm (Delray Beach, Fla.): Doublehanded Skiff – 29er
  • Nico Martin (Houston, Texas) and AnaClare Solé (Houston, Texas): Multihull – Nacra 15
  • Manuel Nores (Miami Beach, Fla.): Windsurfing – Techno 293 Plus

2018 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships

Hosted by North Cape Yacht Club

Photos by Matthew Cohen.

Congratulations to the 2018 Junior Champs!

  • Balboa Yacht Club - David Wood (Corona Del Mar, Calif.): U.S. Junior Singlehanded Championship for the Smythe Trophy – Laser Radial
  • Severn Sailing Association - Trevor Davis and Rider Odom (Arnold, Md.): U.S. Junior Doublehanded Championship for the Bemis Trophy – Club 420
  • Sheboygan Youth Sailing Center - Douglas Wake (Sheboygan, Wis.), Ashley English (Sheboygan, Wis.), and Noah Bartelt (Howards Grove, Wis.): U.S. Junior Triplehanded Championship for the Sears Cup – Lightning

2018 U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship

Hosted by Mentor Harbor Yacht Club

Maddie Hawkins (Edgewater, Md.) and Yumi Yoshiyasu (Houston, Texas) claimed the Ida Lewis Trophy at the 2018 U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship.

2018 U.S. Junior Women's Singlehanded Championship

Hosted by Stamford Yacht Club

Elizabeth Shanahan (St. Petersburg, Fla.) won the Nancy Leiter Clagett Memorial Trophy at the 2018 U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship. Photo by Rick Bannerot.

2018 U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship

Hosted by Oakcliff Sailing and Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club

Jack Parkin (Greenwich, Conn.) and his team composed of Ashton Borcherding (Greenwich, Conn.), Bram Brakman (Darien, Conn.), and Wiley Rogers (Kemah, Texas) won the Rose Cup at the 2018 U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship. Photo by Francis George.

Creative Programming: Keeping Staff and Students Engaged

by Jen Guimaraes

As summer continues through August, junior sailing programs are often looking for ways to keep their staff and students engaged while maintaining consistent communication with parents and their community. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel to be successful when it comes to having fun in the summer. Check out these ideas below from some of our US Sailing member sailing organizations on how they keep their sailors, staff and parents stoked on sailing all summer long.

Forming, Storming, Norming, & Performing with Your Sailing Team

by Tim Herzog

There are many kinds of sailing teams – junior summer travel teams, Opti teams, high school teams, college teams, doublehanded teams, team race teams, keelboat teams, big boat teams, Olympic teams, America’s Cup teams, and so on. All kinds of teams go through stages of development: Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing.

US Sailing Invites You to National Coaching Symposium 2018

November 27-28, 2018 / Coral Reef Yacht Club / Shake-a-Leg Miami / Miami, FL USA

The National Coaching Symposium features two days of workshops and hands-on sessions with a collection of leading sailing coaches from around the country. The event will feature members of the US Sailing Team coaching staff. Featured topics will include team management, performance technology, athlete development, and more.

If you are a coach who's looking to learn the latest in best practices, exchange new ideas, and pursue professional development, we urge you to participate with us at this event.

Speakers include Malcolm Page, Dave Perry, Luther Carpenter, John Pearce, Amanda Callahan, Caleb Paine, Sally Barkow, Molly Vandemoer, and others. Learn more about the 2018 line-up of speakers and topics.

See you in Miami!

2018 US Sailing Reach Initiative Grantees Announced

Twenty-eight sailing centers throughout the U.S. were awarded grants to grow youth sailing through STEM and environmental education through the US Sailing Reach Initiative. The grants provide non-profit sailing centers with funds and resources to further their Reach program goals and provide more opportunities for students in their community. The grant program includes support in the following areas: educational resources, youth engagement and the multi-year Hub Program. The grant recipients are able to grow programs, build educational resources, and expand the learning for youth who would typically may not have access to their waterfront or hands-on experiences that enhance learning retention and application. Training is also provided for sailing instructors and teachers.

These grants were made possible by support from 11th Hour Racing, Rolex, and US Sailing donors.

VIDEO: US Sailing Reach at the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover

Education and Training Opportunities with US Sailing

For individuals interested in becoming an instructor or an instructor trainer, our nationwide network of community sailing programs, yacht clubs and commercial sailing centers offers these educational opportunities around the country.

Give Back to the Sport - Become a US Sailing Certified Race Officer

As a certified race officer you’ll use your training and experience to lead the race committee and apply best practices in race management, while offering sailors the best possible racing experience.

US Sailing Member Benefits

Sign in with your US Sailing member credentials to access great deals and more from our sponsors and partners including Gowrie Group, Sperry, Hobie Sunglasses, United Airlines, and more!

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