e-USSailing Newsletter April, 2018

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  • US Sailing Blog - Thoughts on Choosing a Sailing School - by Stu Gilfillen
  • Education and Training Opportunities with US Sailing
  • US Sailing and SafeSport Training Updates
  • US Sailing Team Roster Announced
  • Facility for US Sailing Team and Bay-Area Community to Open at Treasure Island Sailing Center
  • Chapman, Keen Earn Coach of the Year Honors
  • Application Details for U.S. Junior Women's Singlehanded and Doublehanded Championships
  • Seeking Competitors for 2018 Clagett and U.S. Para Sailing Championships
  • US Sailing Member Benefits
  • Gowrie Group Insurance Benefits
  • Partner with Sunsail
  • Sign-up for US Sailing News and Resources
  • Make a Donation to the US Sailing Foundation

Thoughts on Choosing a Sailing School

by Stu Gilfillen

There are lots of schools out there and finding the one that can offer you an experience that matches your goals is important. Here are a few suggestions that can help you have the best possible experience.

Education and Training Opportunities with US Sailing

US Sailing offers a variety of courses at both the student and instructor level. For individuals looking to learn how to sail or experienced sailors 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.

Race Officials looking to further their education can find seminars being offered around the U.S. for race officers, judges, umpires and classifiers.

Safety at Sea season is in full swing. If you have an upcoming race that requires training or planning a summer cruise, our Safety at Sea Courses will equip you with the knowledge you need to go sailing safely with confidence. These courses are for all sailors including cruisers, powerboaters, and sailboat racers. Learn the latest best practices and protocols in safety procedures and equipment usage at any of these course host locations, moderators and presenters.

First Sail is an initiative organized by US Sailing to promote the benefits of sailing and to encourage newcomers to get out on the water and try sailing. Introduce sailing to a family member or friend through this exciting two-hour hands-on experience at an affordable rate. The First Sail Experience begins with the community sailing center, the sailing school, the yacht club. Join the nearly 200 First Sail Locations around the country today!

Join the 400+ programs taking part in Reach, US Sailing’s STEM Education Initiative. This national education was created to inspire sailing programs and schools to utilize sailing as an educational platform. Reach exposes youth sailors to STEM and environmental education. Find a STEM Educator Course near you!

US Sailing and SafeSport

US Sailing is committed to fostering a fun, healthy, and safe environment for all sailor athletes. We recognize the safety of athletes depends on all those involved in the sport and take responsibility to help raise awareness about misconduct in sport, promote open dialogue, and provide resources to our individual members, member organizations, athletes, coaches, parents, and volunteers.

Everyone has a role to play in creating a healthy setting in our sport of sailing. Anyone associated with your youth sailing programs and events should take the SafeSport training. Please allow US Sailing to help you get started.

2018 US Sailing Team Roster Announced

US Sailing has named 20 Olympic-class athletes to the 2018 US Sailing Team. The national team is selected annually and is comprised of the top sailors competing in the events selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The roster is assembled from a combination of sailors who qualified based on results at 2017 class world championships, the 2017 Aarhus Test Event, World Cup Series Miami USA 2018, and additional accomplished athletes who receive discretionary selection from the Chief of U.S. Olympic Sailing, two-time Olympic Champion Malcolm Page (Newport, R.I.).

49er (Men’s Two-Person High Performance Skiff):

  • Judge Ryan (San Diego, Calif.) and Hans Henken (Coronado, Calif.)
  • Chris Rast (Holland, Mich.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.)

49erFX (Women’s Two-Person High Performance Skiff):

  • Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisc.) and Maggie Shea (Wilmette, Ill.)

Finn (Men’s One-Person Heavyweight Dinghy):

  • Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.)

Laser (Men’s One-Person Dinghy):

  • Chris Barnard (Newport Beach, Calif.)
  • Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.)

Laser Radial (Women’s One-Person Dinghy):

  • Erika Reineke (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)
  • Haddon Hughes (Houston, Texas)
  • Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.)

Men’s 470 (Men’s Two-Person Dinghy):

  • Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.)

Nacra 17 (Mixed Two-Person Multihull):

  • Riley Gibbs (Long Beach, Calif.) and Louisa Chafee (Warwick, R.I.)
  • Bora Gulari (Detroit, Mich.) and Helena Scutt (Kirkland, Wash.)
  • Ravi Parent (Sarasota, Fla.) and Christina Persson (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)

Cutting-Edge Facility for US Sailing Team and Bay-Area Community to Open At Treasure Island Sailing Center

FAST USA, the Facility for Advanced Sailing and Technology, has opened at Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC). FAST USA combines the resources of a three-way partnership between TISC, the St. Francis Sailing Foundation, and US Sailing, the sport’s national governing body. The partnership will enhance the community-based activities of TISC and create a flagship training base for the US Sailing Team of unprecedented scope and technological sophistication.

Rosie Chapman and Steve Keen Earn Coach of the Year Honors

Rosie Chapman (far right) and Steve Keen (center) with Leandro Spina (far left) and Carmen and Emma Cowles.

After receiving nominations from the public in early 2018, US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) announced two winners of 2017 national coaching awards. Rosie Chapman (Houston, Texas) has been named US Sailing’s 2017 National Coach of the Year, with Steve Keen (Stamford, Conn.) as 2017 Development Coach of the Year.

Register today for the U.S. Junior Women's Singlehanded Championship and U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship - Limited Spots Available!

Seeking Competitors for 2018 Clagett and U.S. Para Sailing Championships

The C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta and US Sailing are excited to announce that the 2018 U.S. Para Sailing Championships will be hosted at Sail Newport by The Clagett Regatta in Newport, R.I. on June 19-24, 2018.

US Sailing Member Benefits

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Attention One-Design Sailors: You Need Insurance

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