Quick Facts

Who should attend?

Instructors, coaches, race officers, program directors, class/fleet leaders, yacht club management, organization leaders, and volunteers will find key takeaways from this pioneering event.

What are the conference dates?

The conference will kick-off with a not-to-miss welcome reception the afternoon of Wednesday, February 5 with sessions running from Thursday, February 6 through Saturday, February 8, 2020

Where is the Sailing Leadership Forum being held?

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
1775 East Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

*Please note - this hotel is undergoing a change of ownership and will be rebranded as San Diego Mission Bay Resort. Any reference to Hilton San Diego Resort or San Diego Mission Bay Resort is correct.

How do I book hotel reservations?

Reservations can be made online

Room rate:
Standard rooms: $195 ($219.76 inclusive of tax)
Garden View Villa: $205
Bay View Villa or Bay View Tower: $210
(cut-off for group promotional room rate is Jan 15)

Visit the Planning Your Trip page for more travel information

What if the hotel is sold-out?

A courtesy block of rooms for US Sailing will be contracted at a nearby property.

What is the cost to attend?

Registration Information- Register Now
• Early Bird Registration (Ends Sep. 6):$300
• Standard Registration (Ends Dec. 31):$375
• Late Registration (Jan. 1 – Jan. 31):$425
• At the Door Registration (Feb 1 – Feb 8):$450
• Group Registration (3+) (Ends Dec. 31):$350

What meals are included in the registration fee?

Wednesday: Welcome Reception
Thursday: Coffee/Lunch
Friday: Coffee/Lunch
Saturday: Coffee/Lunch/Closing Reception

What is the cancellation policy?

Registrations are refundable up to 30 days prior to the event (Jan 9, 2020).  Registrations are non-refundable within 30 days of the event.

Will conference presentations be available?

Presentation and session documents will be made available online after the event for paid conference attendees. Hard copies will not be available at the hotel during the event.

Are any travel assistance grants available?

Yes! Thanks to a grant from the US Sailing Foundation, travel grant funding is available to US Sailing members traveling to the Forum from Community Sailing Programs or Yacht Clubs with community based programs.

The Travel Grant application period has closed.
Recipients will be notified January 6, 2020.

How do I become a presenter or recommend a topic/presenter?

Please complete the Call for Presenters form or email events@ussailing.org

Will I get to go sailing?

YES!  Sponsors will have an opportunity to get the boats wet and attendees will have dedicated time to test out these great boats and products.Be sure to pack your sailing gear!

How do I learn more about Sponsorship opportunities?

Visit the Sponsors & Exhibitors webpage (coming soon) or email JoshToso@ussailing.org

What happened to US Sailing’s National Sailing Program Symposium, One-Design Symposium and Yacht Club Summit?
In 2018, the Sailing Leadership Forum will take the place of separate NSPS, ODSS and Yacht Club Summit events. The Forum will include presentations, seminars, courses, and breakout sessions featured in these signature US Sailing events.

Contact Us

Contact Katie Ouellette at events@ussailing.org for more information or questions about the Sailing Leadership Forum 2020.