US SAILING NEWS – First of all…who and what is US Sailing? US Sailing was originally organized as the North American Yacht Racing Union (NAYRU) on October 30, 1897. As the National Governing Body for the sport of sailing, US Sailing’s mission is to provide leadership for the sport of sailing in the United States. The organization works to achieve this mission through a wide range of programs and events, geared towards providing an equal level playing field for all sailors.
US Sailing is taking racing skill instruction and education to a new level. The US Sailing Racing Clinics are now being offered around the country to yacht clubs, community sailing centers, and other organizations that offer sail racing clinics.
The goal of US Sailing’s Racing Clinic program is to assist sailing organizations with access to quality racing instruction to improve their members’ racing skills and overall sailing experience at their club. The US Sailing Racing Clinics aim to improve the competition at your club by keeping learning levels high. US Sailing contracts certified Level 3 coaches and maintains a maximum ratio of 15 sailors for every coach. Clinics will be offered in a new line of exciting and challenging boats.
“We are looking forward to assisting sailing organizations in offering top-notch coaching and instruction to their members,” said Jack Gierhart, Executive Director of US Sailing. “Our certified coaches will foster first class learning experiences for sailors eager to improve their skills and help raise the level of racing at their club.”
Sailing organizations will have options regarding the racing clinic they choose. One or two day clinics at the novice or intermediate/advanced levels will be offered in fleet or team racing, including classroom instruction and on-the-water sessions. US Sailing will provide clinic materials for each participant. Additional education will be offered in conjunction with the clinics in the areas of Club Race Management and Umpire Training.
US Sailing is accepting applications from organizations interested in hosting a US Sailing Racing Clinic. Visit us at http://championships.ussailing.org/Clinics.htm for more details and information on how your sailing organization can be a host for a US Sailing Racing Clinic.