US Sailing is introducing a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of being a member of the sport's national governing body.
In conjunction with Membership Matters and to celebrate the rich history of racing in the United States, US Sailing will be announcing an interactive online contest to give fans a chance to crown the Greatest American Sailor.
An impressive field of 64 American sailors were selected and ranked in a tournament-style bracket. Fans will have an opportunity to vote online weekly for the winners in each matchup. Participating fans will have a chance to win the Sailor’s Dream Year Sweepstakes. Details of the Greatest American Sailor contest, including the field of 64 sailors and sweepstakes prizes, will be announced on May 30.
US Sailing membership dollars support all types of sailors, from beginners to experts, from one-design sailors to offshore cruisers, and from instructor trainers to race officials.
“US Sailing does an amazing job servicing many different sailors with vastly different needs,” Greg Fisher, world champion and director of sailing at the College of Charleston, said in a statement. “Our sport is extremely diverse, and US Sailing helps everyone from Olympians, to beginning Optimist sailors, to one-design classes, to college sailing, to grand prix offshore racers. None of us truly realize all the support they offer everyone who enjoys the sport of sailing. US Sailing is a tremendous resource for all sailors. That is why US Sailing membership matters to me.”