2014 US Sailing Leadership Forum: Saturday

The final day of the US Sailing Leadership Forum started out with James Clark (founder of Silicon Graphics, Netscape) telling us about his j-boat programs and the new 100′ grand prix boat that will be launched later this year.

2/8 Jon with Silicon Graphics/Netscape Founder James Clark

Later in the day I attended sessions on Adult Lear To Sail Programs, Growing Membership and Increasing Participation, and regatta websites.  That was followed by a farewell party by the pool.

2/8 post-forum party

I came to this forum having previously only met 3 or 4 people in person out of the more than 600 attendees.  It was great to finally meet so many of the people I’ve emailed, conference called or worked with in some way over the years.  I’m also incredibly appreciative of all of the prominent sailors and leaders in our sport who I got to speak with for a couple minutes and thankful they attended to provide their insight and guidance.

I have to commend US Sailing on doing such a great job to bring so many people together.  It was informative in all the right ways and I got more out of it than I ever expected I would.

And finally – on the ride back into Richmond we came in directly over the city.  Thanks Delta for allowing us to use electronic devices during all stages of flight!

2/9 flying into Richmond directly over the city.

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One comment on “2014 US Sailing Leadership Forum: Saturday
  1. wayland rennie says:

    I would like to speak with you on the problem of retaining the older family type cruising boats in our racing program. I have lived through all of the one design racers from New York 40s, J24s, J29s etc etc and still the old family type PHRF complying boats constitute the majority of our fleet. Is it an age related thing? etc etc? I really commend you for getting a national view point. Wayland 804 2401382

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