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Safety Equipment Requirements Approved by US Sailing Board of Directors

It is up to the boat owner or captain to decide what is right for the safety of their boat and crew when going offshore, but for blue water cruisers, ISAF’s Offshore Special Regulations are a good place to start when … Continue reading

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US Sailing Releases Report on 2013 Islands Race Tragedy in Southern California

US Sailing has released a report of an independent review panel on its investigation of the sailing accident that occurred off the coast of Southern California on Friday, March 8 during the 2013 Islands Race. The accident resulted in the death … Continue reading

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US Sailing, America’s Cup Join Forces on New Website

US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, has joined forces with the pinnacle event in sailing – the iconic America’s Cup – to introduce, inform and educate a new generation of sailors. The new website at www.startsailing.org offers visitors … Continue reading

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US Sailing’s REACH

US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, announced the launch of the REACH Program, an initiative that utilizes sailing as a platform that enables middle school aged youth of all backgrounds to embrace education, establish a love of … Continue reading

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U.S. Sailing: ‘Poor Seamanship’ Cause of Fatal Yacht Incidents

Poor seamanship has been blamed for the demise of two yachts involved in recent fatal incidents off the west coast of North America, and provides a sobering reminder for all sailors, racing or cruising. U.S. Sailing has blamed faulty navigation in … Continue reading

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Jobson Appoints New Chairman of Olympic Sailing Committee

US Sailing President Gary Jobson announced the appointment of Ben Richardson (Gloucester, MA) as chairman of the Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) during US Sailing’s Annual General Meeting, held Nov. 3 in San Francisco, CA. Richardson will take over from outgoing chairman Dean … Continue reading

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U.S. Sailing Announces Change in Performance Leadership

Effective September 18, Kenneth Andreasen has been released from his position of HighPerformance Director/Head Coach at US Sailing. The decision was announced by Josh Adams, Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing. “After careful consideration, it is clear that we need … Continue reading

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US Sailing Releases Full Report on Farallones Race Tragedy

A US Sailing independent review panel has released the report on its investigation of the sailing accident that occurred on April 14, 2012 during the Full Crew Farallones Race out of San Francisco, Calif. The accident resulted in the deaths … Continue reading

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US Sailing Launches Cruising Council and Wants Your Help

US Sailing has founded the Cruising Sailors Council with several goals in growing the recreational sailing community. The Council wants to bring new people into the sport of sailing and into US Sailing while providing a forum to examine entrance … Continue reading

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US Sailing One Design Award Nominations Deadline Approaching

Each year US SAILING presents up to five awards to recognize outstanding individuals, classes, clubs and fleets in one-design sailing. The awards – Service, Leadership, Club, Regatta and Creativity — highlight role models of creative leadership in one-design sailing. Anyone can nominate a … Continue reading

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US Sailing Names Its Latest Sanctioned Sail Training Centers

US Sailing, the National Governing Body of the sport, has recognized nine community sailing centers that provide exemplary training and educational programs consistent with the curriculum standards of the US Sailing Training Department. The US Sailing Community Sailing Sanctioning Program … Continue reading

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