News from US Sailing and the National Sailing Hall of Fame
News from US Sailing
Safety at Sea Certificates
US Sailing has updated the Safety at Sea certificate requirements and expiration dates in response to the pandemic. Due to continued restrictions for hosting in-person courses in 2021, US Sailing specifically addresses those who possess a five-year Safety at Sea certificate that expires in 2020 or 2021, or those who seek a new certificate this year.
- International Offshore Safety at Sea Certificate:
- The two-day course includes training on 15 topics and a “hands-on” day. The first day is online or in-person; the second day is always in-person.
- Hands-on sessions will likely be limited in 2021. US Sailing has determined that sailors who earned an International Offshore Safety at Sea Certificate in 2015 and 2016, which normally would have already expired, will have their certificates extended through December 31, 2021.
- Offshore Safety at Sea Certificate
- The one-day course includes training on 15 topics, either in-person or online.
- Although in-person training sessions will likely be limited in 2021, sailors can earn the Offshore Safety at Sea Certificate by taking the US Sailing Offshore online training at – https://shop.ussailing.org/offshore-online-sas-2-code-pack.htm.
- Coastal Safety at Sea Certificate
- The half-day session includes training on five topics, either in-person or online.
- Although in-person training sessions will likely be limited in 2021, sailors can receive the Coastal certificate by taking the US Sailing online training at – www.boaterexam.com/sailing/coastal.
Learn more at www.ussailing.org/news/safetyatsea-certificate-requirements.
US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards
Due to the impact of the pandemic on national and international competition, US Sailing will not be awarding its Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year honors for 2020. The awards date back to 1961.
National Sailing Hall of Fame Nominations Open
The Sailing Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the Class of 2021 through February 28 at midnight Pacific Time. (Nominations they receive after that will be considered for the 2022 Hall of Fame.)
- The Sailing Category recognizes achievements made on the water as a Sailboat Racer, Cruiser or Offshore Sailor.
- The Technical Category recognizes those who have significantly contributed to the technical aspects of sailing. Examples include designers, boat builders, sailmakers, etc.
- The Contributor Category recognizes those who have made other significant contributions to the American sailing experience. Examples include teachers, coaches, administrators, media (including authored works, TV, film, etc.), artists, musicians, promoters and organizers.
How to Nominate a Candidate:
- Check to see if your candidate has already been inducted. Since 2011, 90 people have been inducted to the National Sailing Hall of Fame.
- Verify that your candidate has not already been nominated. Only one nomination is required to be considered for the Hall of Fame, and nominees are carried over each year. Therefore, voting or multiple nominations aren’t necessary.
- Collect candidate contact information (or info for a surviving relative if deceased), merit details such as a sailing résumé, news clippings, etc., and photos to include with your nomination statement.
- Learn more at https://nshof.org/nominations.
- Then make your nomination at https://nshof.org/nominate.
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