PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (March 6, 2009) – In conjunction with the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA), US SAILING is featuring a new seminar for young sailors competing at the U.S. Youth Sailing Championship and Chubb U.S. Junior Championships on June 26th and August 10th respectively. US SAILING’s College Sailing Seminars sponsored by Gill North America provide a forum for young sailors to learn about opportunities in college sailing.
The seminars will include informational presentations on sailing at the intercollegiate level, as well as interactive question and answer sessions for youth sailors with college coaches from around the country. A wide range of subject material on college sailing will presented and discussed, including sailor evaluation, varsity and club sailing, ICSA rules on financial assistance, eligibility, and integrating college sailing with Olympic aspirations.
“I frequently get asked by junior sailors and their parents about how to navigate the world of college sailing,” said Mitch Brindley, ICSA President. “The US SAILING’s College Sailing Seminars are designed to educate sailors and provide them with direction on opportunities at the college level and are a forum for sailors to learn more about how to prepare for sailing in college.” These championship regattas represent the perfect venue for aspiring college sailors to learn more about their options and interact with some college coaches.”
Applications to compete at the 2009 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships close on March 15th, 12 a.m. EST. All interested coaches who would like to participate in US SAILING’s College Sailing Seminars, please contact ICSA President, Mitch Brindley at [email protected]
About US SAILING:
The United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US SAILING is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. 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 US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org
Jake Fish, US SAILING Communications Manager