May 7, 2021

Level 1 Instructor Course - online ten days

View the full course description at the Additional Info link above, including available dates that extend into future months. If an upcoming course date does not appear on the above link, that course is sold out.

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

- An Online, 10-day, guided section. The total time commitment is approximately 10-12 hours. During this section candidates must complete video modules with assessment questions, online testing and attend multiple webinars. Instructor Trainers (ITs) will present material to Instructor Candidates (ICs) during some of the webinars, and ICs will be expected to present to the IT, and the rest of the class, during the other webinar.

- An In-person, 2-day, evaluation scheduled after completion of the online section. The total time commitment is approximately 18-20 hours. Students will be evaluated on their teaching ability, sailing skills, powerboat handling skills and on-water class management, among other topics. For those who have already completed the online portion, the current schedule of in-person sessions may be viewed here.


May 8, 2021

Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling - Bronx

SUNY Waterfront Office
Waterfront@sunymaritime.edu 718-409-2447

SUNY Maritime College, Bronx NY

This one-day course provides the Safe Powerboat Handling certificate for instructors who already have their state issued Safe Boating Certificate from NY or CT. 

View details in the Additional Info link above, and select "Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling."

If you need a one-day State Boating Safety Course, they are held regularly in many locations throughout the year:
- New York courses
- Connecticut courses


May 9, 2021

Basic Race Management Seminar - online

This online course is ideal for new Race Officers - it covers organizing an event, regatta safety, writing the notice of race and sailing instructions, RC equipment, race committee preparations, setting the starting line, setting the course, starting, finishing and scoring.

The seminar consists of three live 2.5-hour Zoom sessions beginning on the specified date, from 7:00-9:30 pm ET.


May 14, 2021

Reach STEM Educator Course - online

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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 is $150 and 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.


May 15, 2021

Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling Course - Sag Harbor NY

Addie Hale

Breakwater YC ASPH 2021 Flyer

One-day "Accelerated" Safe Powerboat Handling course at Breakwater Yacht Club, Sag Harbor NY.  Completion of this course will give the student the same US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certificate that is available from a two-day Safe Powerboat Handling course. View information about the course curriculum.

Register by emailing the contact listed above and downloading the attached course flyer. 

Taking a one-day Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling course is available to those who already have taken a one-day state boating safety course and therefore hold the NY or CT state boating safety certificate. If you do not already have that state boating safety certificate, NY State and Connecticut have classroom-style boating safety courses available now, both online and in-person (New York courses and Connecticut courses).


Safe Powerboat Handling - Bronx

SUNY Waterfront Office
Waterfront@sunymaritime.edu 718-409-2447

SUNY Maritime College, Bronx NY

Two days beginning on Saturday. Provides the US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certificate that meets the NY State Safe Boating Certificate requirements (and is also accepted in Connecticut).

View details in the Additional Info link above, and select "Safe Powerboat Handling."


May 18, 2021

JSA Event Management Workshop - Online 7 PM

Bob Whittredge JSA Office
info@jsalis.org 914-834-4202
Dave Perry at JSA Event Mgt Wks.pdf

Event Management Workshop online from 7 to 9:15 pm May 18.

Please register in advance for the Zoom meeting at the Additional Information link above. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Regatta chairs, race officers, regatta committee members/volunteers, sailing and program directors are all welcome. Each club that plans to host a regatta this summer (or thinking of hosting one in the future) will benefit from having its representative(s) attend. 

*1900 - 1920   Review of JSA templates for NoR and SI as modified to account for the 2021 rule changes.
*1920 - 2000   Regatta access - discussion among regatta hosts how they will provide access to non club members to their regattas, by towing, launching from host facility, launching from neighboring access points, etc. This is intended to be a problem solving session.
*2000 - 2005   Break
*2005 - 2115   Dave Perry will review the 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing and how the changes impact event management & race officials. Dave's flyer attached provides details.


May 31, 2021

Memorial Day


June 5, 2021

Safe Powerboat Handling + Launch Tender - Bronx

SUNY Waterfront Office
Waterfront@sunymaritime.edu 718-409-2447

SUNY Maritime College, Bronx NY

Two days starting on Saturday. This course is same as the Safe Powerboat Handling course, with added testing to prepare for a launch tender license application if desired. 

Upon successful completion of the course, on the water skills, and four multiple choice tests, each student will receive US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification (also meets the NY State Safe Boating Certificate requirements), and a SUNY Maritime College Launch Tender certificate (that exempts a student from the USCG exam when applying within twelve months for a Limited Masters or Limited OUPV license that is needed to drive launches).


June 6, 2021

Preliminary schedule that may be affected by COVID-19 conditions in the future.


June 9, 2021

JSA Head Instructor Workshop - virtual online

Bob Whittredge JSA Office
info@jsalis.org 914-834-4202

JSA of LIS Head Instructor Workshop via virtual online meeting

Head instructors, sailing directors and junior program directors are invited to attend this virtual workshop. Program chairs are also welcome. We will focus on sharing information to get everyone prepared for the pandemic summer.