PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (February 13, 2013) – 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.
About US Sailing
The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and growth for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US Sailing offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.
Contact: Jake Fish, US Sailing Communications Manager, 401.683.0800 x614, firstname.lastname@example.org