Annual National Sailing Programs Symposium In Long Beach Jan. 18-22
AZBW NEWS SERVICE — US SAILING will hold its annual symposium for
sailing program organizers in Long Beach Jan. 18-22.
The 2006 National Sailing Programs Symposium, presented by Vanguard
Sailboats, is suitable for those involved at any level in sailing
programs, US SAILING said.
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 five-day event will address a wide range of topics including
safety, building a staff and keeping it strong, program insurance,
creative teaching techniques and products, fund raising and grant-writing
tips, getting the word out (creative and effective marketing tools),
sailing into science (learning is fun on the water with a proven science
curriculum), maximizing volunteers while minimizing risk, and what's new
in US SAILING instructor training plus tours of a several local sailing
schools, and community and yacht club programs
Each day there will be a morning and afternoon keynote speaker followed
by workshops dedicated to four different tracks: youth, community,
keelboat, and general sailing.
Featured speakers include: Dawn Riley, CEO of America True, who was the
first woman to manage an America's Cup team and to race on two America's
Cup teams, and two Whitbread Round-the-World teams; Tom Leweck, who is
known by many sailors as the creator and editor of the sailing
Scuttlebutt newsletter; Tim Herzog,
who teaches an undergraduate class in sport and exercise psychology, and
Michael Leneman, founder of Marine Tech and Multi Marine.
Held annually since 1983, the symposiums have over the years brought
together thousands of sailing program organizers, US SAILING said.
The $150 registration free for the seminar, which is scheduled at the
Long Beach Marriott, includes lunches, coffee breaks, cocktail parties,
access to all workshops and seminars, as well as a comprehensive event
Online registration is available at