United States Sailing Association Inc

aka US Sailing   |   BRISTOL, RI   |  www.ussailing.org

Mission

Increase sailing participation and excellence through education, competition and equal opportunity, while upholding the principles of fair play, sportsmanship and safety.

Ruling year info

1941

CEO

Alan Ostfield

Main address

1 ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY WAY

BRISTOL, RI 02809 USA

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Formerly known as

United States Sailing Association

EIN

13-1671529

NTEE code info

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

Swimming, Water Recreation (N67)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Participation in the sport of sailing is not growing. While there are pockets of robust activity, the trend in participation is flat to down. US Sailing is committed to identifying ways in which we can strengthen participation.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Youth and Adult Sailing

Provide training for sailing instructors at all levels of the sport, for the benefit of sailors from any background at any age.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Provide training for sailing officials at the local, regional, national and international levels.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Work with National Faculty to create and maintain curriculum, print and online materials for training instructors, coaches and officials.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Sponsor and host national championships for youth and adult sailors to test their skills and strive for excellence.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Provide coaching and resources to developing athletes and the US Olympic Sailing Team as they prepare to compete internationally at Olympic Games.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total Number of US Sailing Certified Instructors, Race Officials this year

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Youth and Adult Sailing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients participating in educational programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Individual sailors participate in US Sailing hosted seminars, symposiums, clinics, or earned certificates for safety programs.

Number of students registered for online courses

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2018, US Sailing added online programming to our course offerings. Safety at Sea online is the only active program, and is gaining momentum.

Number of participants at US Sailing hosted Championship Sailing Events for both Youth and Adult sailors,

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Youth and Adult Sailing

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

US Sailing National Championships give sailors the opportunity to test their skills against their peers from around the country.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Create opportunities for life-long participation.

2. Provide sailors with a broad spectrum of activities, ranging from casual recreational sailing to high-performance competition.

3. Capitalize on regional sailing expertise to encourage the development of shared programs that reflect the interests of local sailors.

4. Make volunteering with US Sailing easy, rewarding and mutually beneficial

5. Achieve American success in sailing and tell the story.

1. Create opportunities for life-long participation: (a) Engage sailors through their lifetimes by offering a variety of sailing activities and roles. (b) Understand sailor's needs through technology and data analysis, focused communications and customer service. (c) develop targeted communications channels and content that reflect sailors' interests and lives. (d) Make it easy for sailors to rejoin sailing in a variety of roles at any time in their lives.

2. Provide sailors with a broad spectrum of activities, ranging from casual recreational sailing to high-performance competition: (a) Offer First Sailing opportunities to engage a socioeconomically diverse population of new sailors. (b) Administer racing rules and data for racing sailors. (c) develop new programs in response to sailors' changing needs and interests. (d) Distribute information and facilitate members' engagement with each other and the sport.

3. Capitalize on regional sailing expertise to encourage the development of shared programs that reflect the interests of local sailors. (a) identify successful local practices and share them widely while assisting sailing organization in implementation (b) develop regional ambassadors and experts to support new and existing programming. (c) Coordinate activities, training and events through shared calendars and other vehicles.

4. Make volunteering with US Sailing easy, rewarding and mutually beneficial (a) train, mentor and support volunteers effectively. (b) clarify volunteers roles and responsibilities to ensure a successful experience. (c) provide transparent qualification requirements for certified volunteers and clear, accessible pathways for advancement. (d) actively recognize and reward outstanding volunteers at all levels.

5. Achieve American success in sailing and tell the story. (a) Recognize outstanding local and regional programming. (b) Celebrate members who make exceptional contributions to the sport, (c) Develop programs that promote excellence in sailing, (d) Gather resources and funding to support high-performance programming.

US Sailing has a full-time staff of 56 committed professionals working in a collaborative culture across 8 departments to develop and implement programming and serve an active membership base of 45,000+ members, as well as to engage and support 1800 sailing organizations around the country.

Fifty-four volunteer staffed and managed committees work in tandem and collaboratively with US Sailing staff to provide subject-matter expertise and regional representation across the country.

A close partnership between staff and volunteers allows US Sailing to maintain a broad footprint throughout the USA, keeps the organization tuned-in to local activity and opportunities for deeper engagement, and provides US Sailing with deep pool of human resources with a high level of expertise in a wide variety of sailing disciplines.

(a) 2019 launch of the Siebel Sailors Program which provides non-traditional sailors in 5 major American cities with quality equipment and coaching that give youth sailors the opportunity to advance their skills and join the wider sailing community through competition.

(b) 2019 launch of a Women in Sailing Leadership initiative to provide women with the training and tools they can leverage into leadership roles in the sport. The first Women's Coaching Clinic was implemented in December, 2019.

(c) In 2020, we're launching a Community Sailing Partnership Initiative to leverage/expand the potential inherent within the community sailing center network.

(d) created and distributed a new model for the development of youth sailors, focused on age-appropriate activities that maintain interest and keep young sailors engaged,

(e) created an APP for kids, coaches and parents to track skill development progress in an engaging, fun format,

(f) created online safety programs that exponentially expands access to best practices

(g) requiring all US Sailing certified instructors, coaches, race officials, staff and volunteers to secure SafeSport certification to keep sailors safe from emotional and sexual abuse,

(h) Progressed toward a long-term goal to offer an online component for all US Sailing training programs starting with Teaching and Coaching Fundamentals

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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United States Sailing Association Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Cory Sertl

Richard Jepson

Martine Zurinskas

Charlie Arms

Henry Brauer

Bruce Burton

Clerc Cooper

Russell Lucas

Dave Perry

Tony Rey

William Ruh

John Sangmeister

Jack Gierhart

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/05/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Disability

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