Sail America Staying the Course and Membership Renewals Going Well
As a member, you know Sail America plays a vital role for all companies that provide sailing-related products and services. Not only is your membership in Sail America critical to your business success, but it is also critical to the health and growth of sailing. By working together, we harness our collective energies and resources to help create a stronger sailing market.
Your membership to Sail America helps you better manage your business, learn about the sailing market, reach new buyers, promote sailing, and save money through its programs, including access to the sailboat brokerage sales report and the Sailing Company’s State of the Sailing Industry Report; free trade credentials to all Strictly Sail shows and Sailfests; discounts through APPI and Avis; and much much more.
Currently membership renewals are strong and the organization’s management transition to Lighthouse Consulting Group is going well. LCG continues to search for a suitable association manager to lead Sail America into the future.
The new management team has been tirelessly working through the transition and is reenergized about finding new and exciting ways to provide services and value to Sail America’s members.
For more information or to chat with one of the Sail America’s staff, please call 401-289-2540.
Miami, Florida, Named as Fifth Venue of ISAF Sailing World Cup
A regatta held at the US Sailing Center Miami January 27–February 2, 2013, will form part of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Cup until 2016 and will be the second stop in the 2012–13 series following from Melbourne, Australia, and preceding Palma, Spain, and Hyeres, France.
The regatta will serve up six days of elite-level competition in the 13 sailing events selected for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
"When we established the US Sailing Center on the Florida coastline our goal was to run top-notch sailing events and become known as the North America's best location for sailors looking to build an Olympic or Paralympic campaign,” US Sailing President Gary Jobson said. “Since 1990, US Sailing's Miami OCR has drawn the world's elite sailors, including Olympic and Paralympic medalists and hopefuls. We are honored to include Miami in the list of world-class venues, and look forward to welcoming the world's best to Biscayne Bay."
Regatta Headquarters will be located at the US Sailing Center Miami, an official Olympic training center, in the Coconut Grove section of Miami. Event organizers have partnered with the City of Miami to provide world-class venues for competition. Additional hosts for the event include Coconut Grove Sailing Club, Coral Reef Yacht Club, Miami Rowing Club and Shake-a-Leg Miami. These sailing organizations host classes onshore, as well as help run the on-the-water racing. The Coral Reef Yacht Club also hosts the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
In a statement, ISAF Sailing World Cup Manager Antonio González de la Madrid said, "US Sailing's experience of hosting the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami made it a clear choice for the American stop of the international series. With regattas in Australia, China, France and Spain already announced, the ISAF Sailing World Cup will be a truly global affair bringing in the best sailors in the world."
Registrations are starting to come through and early birds include 2008 Olympic gold medalist and 2011 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) in the 49erFX class.
The ISAF Sailing World Cup was launched in December 2008 and brings together the world's leading Olympic and Paralympic sailors. Today's news marks another step in the ISAF Sailing World Cup's development on its way to becoming a world circuit of events.
BoatUS Estimates Over 65,000 Recreational Boats Damaged in Sandy
Over 65,000 recreational boats were damaged or lost as a result of Hurricane Sandy, according to the Boat Owner’s Association of the United States (BoatUS), resulting in damage estimated around $650 million, making the late October storm the single-largest industry loss since the Association began keeping track in 1966.
Read more here: http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2012/11/14/217486.htm