June 21, 2024

Reach STEM Educator Course - online

The Online Reach (STEM) Educator course prepares you to teach STEM concepts using sailing as a learning platform. Over the course of 10 days you will participate in live webinars, engage in meaningful discussion groups, and view Reach in action through videos from events, student sessions and more! Don't miss the opportunity to expand your skill set and start using Reach at your sailing program.

US Sailing is now running all Reach STEM Educator Courses online. The online course is spread over 10 days (Friday Day 1 through Sunday Day 10). The course consists of two 40 minute live webinars on Day 2 & Day 3 and then module presentations on Day 9. The other days are self paced and consist of video content, group discussion and posts and quizzes. Students should expect to spend 8-10 hours of course work over the 10 days.

The Reach STEM Educator Course includes professional development/training, materials, and copies of the 132 page Reach Educator Guide for Middle School Modules 1-10 (retail $59.95) and Reach Student Logbook and Portfolio (retail $8.00). Upon completion attendees will receive a US Sailing STEM Educator Course certificate and formal educators will receive a certificate for professional development hours.

View details and register via the Additional Information link above. 


June 22, 2024

Sail Grand Prix in NY City

SailGP Kicks Off the Summer in New York City!

View complete details and buy tickets through the JSA website using the Additional Information link above.

Grandstand tickets remain available only for Sunday June 23, or bring your own boat both days.

Kick off the first weekend of summer on June 22-23 by cheering on the U.S. SailGP Team as it goes head to head with the F50 fleet against the backdrop of the world's most iconic skyline. 

The Mubadala New York Sail Grand Prix will deliver two days of action-packed racing and entertainment! Come for the party, stay for the racing – there’s no sailing experience required to enjoy a great weekend on Governors Island.

JSA of LIS members may enjoy exclusive access to a limited number of 20% off Waterfront Reserve tickets for adults and youth. We have secured 100 of these discounted tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis, so grab yours with this special promo code when purchasing through Eventbrite: S4YACHTCLUB20


Shelter Island YC Laser/ILCA Regatta

Peter Beardsley
wpbeardsley@gmail.com (917) 696-8229
Boat Class

Shelter Island Yacht Club, Shelter Island Heights, NY

View the Notice and register via the Additional Information link above.

Note: this event does not require JSA LIS or ILCA Class membership.


U.S. Youth Sailing Championship - Bristol RI

Boat Class

The U.S. Youth Championship, also known as the “Youth Champs,” is US Sailing’s pinnacle youth regatta, featuring the top sailors and most challenging performance boat classes. 

The 2024 Youth Champs will be an “open” event, with no application or invitation process required to be eligible. Nationally competitive sailors in the following classes are encouraged to attend: 29er, ILCA 6 (formerly Laser Radial), ILCA 7 (formerly Laser Standard), International 420, iQFOiL Youth & Junior, and Nacra 15. 

View details and register via the Additional Information link above.


June 26, 2024

Club 420 Class New England Championship - MA

Boat Class

June 27, 2024

Eastern Districts - NORO - C420

Casey Hart
Boat Class

Noroton Yacht Club

Club 420 only 

View Notice of Race and register through the Additional Info link above.


Eastern Districts - NORW - ILCA and Feva

Boat Class

U.S. Junior Women's Championship - Bristol RI

Boat Class

The U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship for the Leiter Trophy and the U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship for the Ida Lewis Trophy are US Sailing’s National Championships for young women 13 to 18 years of age. 

The Leiter and Ida Lewis events include a multi-day clinic followed by several days of championship racing. No private coaching is allowed, instead US Sailing Coaches are provided to lead world-class training and coach all competitors to enhance the experience, sailing skills, competitiveness, and sportsmanship of the group. 

This unique, all girls event provides junior sailors with a chance to build their skills in an all female environment and foster friendships for a lifetime.

View details and register via the Additional Information link above.


June 28, 2024

Level 1 Instructor In-Person Course Schedule

Youth Department, US Sailing

View the three-day course description at the Additional Info link above, including available dates throughout the USA that extend into future months.

As of mid-May, these Level 1 courses are scheduled in the western Long Island Sound region and nearby, however most are now waitlisted:

5/25/2024   -   6/27/2024  Centerport NY 
5/28/2024   -   5/30/2024  Westport CT
5/31/2024   -   6/02/2024  Stamford CT 
6/04/2024   -   6/06/2024  Westport CT
6/07/2024   -   6/09/2024  Kingston NY
6/08/2024   -   6/10/2024  Larchmont NY (NO places open at May 23) 
6/11/2024   -   6/13/2024  Westport CT
6/15/2024   -   6/17/2024  Center Moriches NY
6/28/2024   -   6/30/2024  Remsenburg NY

Dates at course sites in other regions, like eastern CT and northern New Jersey, may also be available via the Additional Info link above.

Sites in Long Island Sound typically appear in the spring, early and late summer, and fall and may be seen through the Additional Info link above). In the late fall and winter, the in-person courses are given only at warm venues. If an upcoming course date does not appear on the above link, that course is sold out. Contact US Sailing at the above email with any questions.

The US Sailing Level 1 Instructor course is divided into two sections: 

- A 3-day in-person section of the Level 1 course is approximately 30 hours and students will be evaluated on their teaching ability, sailing skills, powerboat handling skills and on-water class management, among other topics.

- A self-guided online introduction section of Level 1. The self-guided section allows participants to learn at their own pace and includes no scheduled interaction with an Instructor Trainer. This online course must be completed prior to attendance at the 3-day in-person section. US Sailing recommends that the in-person section is attended within three months of the online course completion for maximum retention and successful completion.


June 30, 2024

Level 1 Course Plan of Improvement Day - Westport CT

Jane Pimentel

Held at Longshore Sailing School, June 30:
- Session 1: 8am-12noon
- Session 2: 1pm-4pm

View details and register through the Additional Information link above.

When taking the Small Boat Instructor Level 1 course, some instructor candidates may receive a Plan Of Improvement (POI) because some skill, test and or presentation did not meet the criteria set by US Sailing. This one day event will assist candidates who need to meet with an onsite Instructor Trainer to be evaluated for their POI in order to be certified as successfully completing the Level 1 course. Read more information about POIs on the US Sailing Website.


July 1, 2024

Law Trophy Regatta -C420/ILCA - IHYC

Boat Class

Indian Harbor Yacht Club Club 420, ILCA (all rigs) 

View the Notice of Race and register at the Additional Information link above.