Regular registration ends Dec. 31 for US Sailing’s 2016 Leadership Forum

PORTSMOUTH, RI (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Regular registration will end Dec. 31 for US Sailing’s Sailing Leadership Forum 2016, which is scheduled to be held in San Diego in February.

The Leadership Forum — which is open to anyone, not just US Sailing members — offers a unique experience for all types of sailors to connect on important and relevant issues facing the sport of sailing. Individuals from sail training and education, yacht club and sailing organization management, race officials and industry professionals will meet and learn from one-another.

The forum features a new line-up of insightful keynote speaker presentations and focused group sessions that address the many relevant topics in sailing such as Growing the Sport, Developing Programs, Marketing & Communications, Administration & Management, Regattas & Racing and Rules & Officials, US Sailing said.
US Sailing said that instructors, coaches, race officials, program directors, class and fleet leaders, yacht club management, organization leaders and volunteers will find key takeaways from the event.

“The forum is a great example of what can happen when we all align around common objectives, and how we can bring disparate interests and groups together in a collaborative environment to focus on better serving sailors, improving their overall experience, and increasing opportunities for newcomers,” said Jack Gierhart, executive director of US Sailing.

The forum will also feature lively social events, hands-on activities, exhibitor displays and demonstrations, pre- and post-forum clinics and seminars for instructor certification, race-management, Safety at Sea and much more.

The standard registration fee for the forum, which is scheduled to be held at the Hilton San Diego Resort in Mission Bay Wednesday, Feb. 3 through Saturday, Feb. 6, is $300. Nonrefundable late registration at $325 will be accepted, if space is still available, from Jan. 1 to Feb 1.

US Sailing, which was founded in 1897, is the national governing body of the sport of sailing. It 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.

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