September 2007

US SAILING Launches Sailing Video Podcast For Sailing Fans

Portsmouth, R.I. — US SAILING, national governing body for the sport, has launched a video podcast service to deliver news from US SAILING to sailing enthusiasts. This new format allows US SAILING to reach out to sailors in a convenient new medium.

 US SAILING video podcasts are three to five minutes in length and highlight the latest news from US SAILING. The most recent podcast, released today, reports on The Good Luck Beijing - 2007 Qingdao International Regatta, the last major test event for the 2008 Olympic Games; racing at the Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships and the International Lightning Class North Americans; new online tools for PHRF sailors; and e-USSAILING's Sailor of the Week, instructor and college sailor Eric Bennung.

 "It’s about ease and speed and if busy sailors only have a couple minutes to catch up with what US SAILING is doing, we want to give them what they need, when they need it and in a format that is convenient for them," said US SAILING's Marketing Director Dan Cooney. "It also allows us a chance to provide video highlights of events, to create new relationships with video providers and offer new opportunities for sponsors. We think it can be a win-win and are excited to see this happen."

 Also available through iTunes(R) podcast offerings, the US SAILING video podcasts can be downloaded from, or accessed through current versions of iTunes on Windows or Macintosh. Go to iTunes, click on Podcasts and search for US SAILING.

 The United States Sailing Association (US SAILING) is the national governing body for sailing. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, the organization provides leadership for the sport of sailing in the United States.

US SAILING 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, including National Championships and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams. For more information, please visit