June 2008

New! Red Cross Online Training Program

To make it easier for prospective US SAILING-certified instructors to fulfill course requirements for CPR and First Aid certification, US SAILING has teamed up with the American Red Cross to provide an online training program.

All of US SAILING instructor training programs — including all Small Boat Levels, Windsurfing, Powerboat, and Keelboat programs — require current CPR and First Aid certification. The online training program offered through the Red Cross provides convenient, effective, and affordable training for instructors at all levels.

According to the Red Cross, more than half of all sports-related injuries are preventable. With proper training, millions of athletes would be injury-free each year.

Participants can sign up by visiting www.ussailing.org/training and clicking on the Red Cross Online Training button (towards the bottom of the page). From there, participants can select, register for and begin First Aid for Coaches in less than five minutes. Consumers will also be able to choose from a large menu of online Red Cross courses, including CPR and AED.