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Thank you all who attended our 15th Annual Youth Sailing Leadership Symposium & Coaches Clinic

Our 15th Annual Youth Sailing Leadership Symposium & Coaches Clinic was held Saturday, January 28 at Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle

We would like to thank all of our guest speakers, attendees and volunteers!

Below is the schedule of events from this year's symposium. Presentation materials are available here


9:00 Doors open    
9:30-9:45 Welcome & introductions (Dick, Haley, Sarah) upstairs  
9:45-10:30 Looking backward, moving forward (Andrew Nelson) upstairs  
10:30-10:45 Break    
  Coaching (downstairs)   Program management (upstairs)
Session 1
Tips for making the racing rules easier for students (Dick Rose)   Big fundraising (Joan Storkman, Niko Twilla, Ashley Nelson)
11:30-11:45 Break   Break
Session 2
Techscore tutorial (Shawn O'Connor)   Place-based learning: Strategies for developing school partnerships (Sara Welsh)
12:30-1:15 Networking lunch   Networking lunch
1:15-1:30 Break   Break
Session 3
Singlehanded jr racing: Performance, rigging, & coaching techniques (Cam Hoard)   Board structures & best practices (Multiple organizations)
2:15-2:30 Break   Break
Session 4
Coaching best practices from the IOC (Sarah Hanavan)   How to run a successful regatta (Rusty & Haley Lhamon)
3:15-3:30 Break   Break
Session 5
Notes from a NW youth sailing alum (Stasi Burzycki)   Zero to hero: How to build a successful youth sailing program (Ashley Nelson & Sarah Hanavan)
4:15-4:30 Break   Break
4:30-5:15 Coaching discussion   Program management discussion
5:15-6:30 Featured speaker Brady Sih & dinner upstairs Featured speaker Brady Sih & dinner


Questions? Contact Haley Lhamon at