Strictly Sail shows in Chicago, Miami and Oakland, Calif., are produced by Sail America, the trade association for the U.S. sailing industry. It is dedicated to promoting the health and growth of sailing.
The foiling catamarans sailed in the America’s Cup last year are forcing organizers of events such as the Extreme Sailing Series to rethink the future. However, the limitations of harbors that host these races means there are some logistical concerns to using the boats.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Are sailors overwhelmingly “male, stale and pale?” The need to adapt to changing demographics was the overriding takeaway earlier this month at the Sail America Industry Conference. The message was relayed loud and clear by several of the presenters and speakers at the biennial conference.
Dawn Riley, renowned competitive sailor and executive director of Oakcliff Sailing, challenged participants at the Sail America Industry Conference to change the face of sailing during her keynote presentation “Be the Force of Change Every Day and in Every Way” on Tuesday.
Cruzin CEO Jaclyn Baumgarten will participate in a panel discussion at the 2014 Sail America Industry Conference to explain how peer-to-peer platforms can keep sailing affordable for current owners and bring new people into the lifestyle.