Forum Schedule

The Sailing Leadership Forum 2020 schedule will feature presentations from experts on a wide variety of topics that address the challenges we all share.

A first draft of the schedule has not been released yet but the 2018 schedule can be found below.

Do YOU have something to say? Here is your chance.

US Sailing conducts a Request for Presentations each year for its Sailing Leadership Forum/NSPS events. The SLF 2020 Call for Presentations is now open.

(Last Updated 1/24/2018)

As we continue to build and expand off of topics from 2016 and 2018, 2020 will also introduce new ideas and themes for past and new attendees.

The primary tracks for the 2018 presentation topics were:

Outside of the Conventional Box
“Not Around the Buoys Again: Innovation in Competitive Youth Sailing”
“Come Fly With Me- Developing a Kiteboard Training Program”

Participation & Growth
“Team Racing and how it helps grow participation in Racing”
“Club Owned Fleet: Pros & Cons and Growth Strategy for Younger Members”

Management, Operations & Governance
“Prepare & Respond to On-Water Crisis”
“Storm Proofing your Facility?”

Technology and Innovation
“Foiling for the Recreational Sailor”
“Demystifying the Rating Rules”

“Why Safety at Sea”
“Adapting to high-speed Sailing: New safety and learning needs in a high performance environment”

Be Selfish- Takeaways for YOU
“Dave Perry’s 10 Favorite World Sailing Cases and US Sailing Appeals”
“Utilize Technology for Self Development”