LONG BEACH, Calif. – The Arizona State University Sailing Club is
recognized nationally for its unique sailing program. The Community
Sailing Council of US SAILING recently honored the ASU Sailing Club for
having an outstanding program for disabled sailors in 2005.
"It is a great feeling to be recognized for doing something different
in the sailing community," said Jake Geller, president of the ASU Sailing
What makes the program unique is how the club is inclusive of people of
all abilities in the Arizona State University community, he said. Disabled
and able-bodied sailors sail side-by-side as one team, Geller said.
The award was given out at US SAILING’s 2006 National Sailing Programs
Symposium in Long Beach, Calif. The purpose of the annual symposium is to
network with other organizers and to share ideas on what it takes to run a
successful sailing program.
The mission of the ASU Sailing Club is to promote sailing and sailing
education for people of all abilities within the greater ASU community and
to develop personal leadership skills and team building skills through the
sport of sailing for everyone regardless of ability.
The ASU Sailing Club primarily sails on Tempe Town Lake. To read more
about the ASU Sailing Club, please visit
The United States Sailing Association (US SAILING) is the national
governing body for sailing and sailboat racing. Headquartered in
Portsmouth, R.I., the organization’s mission is to encourage participation
and promote excellence in sailing and racing in the United States.
US SAILING offers training and education programs, supports a wide
range of sailing organizations and communities, and provides
administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country,
including the US Sailing Teams and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing
For more information, please visit