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 1 with sessions running from Thursday, February 2 through Saturday, February 4, 2023

Where is the Sailing Leadership Forum being held?

TradeWinds Island Grand
5600 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

How do I book hotel reservations?

The room block at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort is now full.

Overflow rooms are being offered at a sister property just down the beach, RumFish Beach Resort. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-808-9833

Room rate:
Standard rooms: $215

Upgraded Room Rates:
Tropical View Hotel Room: $245
Gulf Front Hotel Room: $265
Tropical View One Bedroom Suite: $355
Gulf Front One Bedroom Suite with Balcony: $415

Visit the Planning Your Trip page for more travel information

What if the hotel is sold-out?

An overflow 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 (First 100 registrations):$375
• Standard Registration (Ends Dec. 31):$450
• Late Registration (Jan. 1 – Jan. 27):$500
• At the Door Registration (Jan 28 – Feb 4):$550
• Group Registration (3+) (Ends Dec. 31):$400

What meals are included in the registration fee?

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

What is the cancellation policy?

Registrations are refundable up to 30 days prior to the event (Jan 1, 2023).  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.

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

Visit the Presenting page for information about presenting at Sailing Leadership Forum or complete the Call for Presenters form

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 or email JoshToso@ussailing.org

What happened to US Sailing’s National Sailing Program Symposium, One-Design Symposium and Yacht Club Summit?

In 2023, 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 2023.