US Sailing Symposium Set Jan. 11-14 in Long Beach


LOG NEWS SERVICE — US Sailing has scheduled its 2012 National Sailing Programs Symposium for Jan. 11-14 in Long Beach.

The conference brings together program directors, instructors, volunteers, parents and industry representatives to share and learn best practices about running, maintaining and improving sailing programs.

“Our goal is to have participants coming out of the symposium with ideas to apply to their sailing programs to make them better and help them grow,” US Sailing said in a release.

Anyone who is involved with organizing or operating a sailing program of any kind is invited to attend the event.

Sailing program organizers and presenters are coming from across the country to share ideas on how to run a successful sailing program, according to US Sailing. Seminars will cover a wide array of topics, ranging from starting a community program to the intricacies of tax-exempt organizations.

The early registration fee for the symposium, which is being held at the Hilton Long Beach, is $200 through Dec. 15. After that date, the registration fee is $225.

There is a $25 discount for US Sailing members. There are also reduced registration rates for three or more participants who sign up from the same organization.

Keynote speakers include Kevin Wixom, Craig Leweck, Dave Perry, Jim Perry and Dr. Joel Fish.

The latest information on the symposium and registration forms are available online at training.ussailing.org.

US Sailing is the national governing body for sailing and sailboat racing. Its mission is to encourage participation and promote excellence in sailing and racing in the United States.

US Sailing offers training and education programs, it develops and supports a wide range of sailing organizations, associations and communities, and it provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country.

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