Here are links to various resources dealing with safety and management of risk at sailing programs. These links are provided to encourage informative discussions of some options that may be available. If you have additional resources or suggestions that may be helpful to expand the breadth of helpful information, please contact the JSA of LIS office at 914-834-4202 or


Program Safety Practices
JSA of LIS conducted reviews in 2017 and 2018 of practices for managing risk and safety at its member club junior programs. Several examples of the anonymous responses may be downloaded here.
– Risk Strategies’ Gowrie Group has a sample Junior Sailing Program Safety Guide in its Yacht Club Safety Resources.
– New England Science and Sailing Foundation described its Culture of Safety at JSA’s 2019 Midwinter Meeting.


Emergency Action Planing
– Practice and Refine Your Emergency Action Plan (US Sailing Symposium 2017 and Pequot YC Emergency Action Drills 2020)
– Is Your Emergency Action Plan Ready for Action (WindCheck 2016)
– An Emergency Action Plan template is available from Risk Strategies


Powerboat Safety
– Instructor Training Requirements of the JSA may be viewed here.
– Powerboat safety and training was part of the 2018 Survey of Member Programs


Capsize Recovery
– Club 420 Class Resources (report and video)


– Harassment Training for Supervisors
– SafeSport Resources and Training


US Sailing Safety Resources
– A comprehensive review of safety resources includes reports on past accidents. US Sailing also has presented information about safety at its annual conferences


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