US Sailing membership is required
for all racing participants at all Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals. If you have nonracing participants, they are not required to join US Sailing.
When setting up your entry form and event fees, please incorporate US Sailing membership by providing a space for the competitor’s US Sailing member number and expiration date for both skipper and crew. Please make this section highly visible and indicate that US Sailing membership is mandatory for all individuals who are competing.
Competitors who are not members or are not sure should contact US Sailing Membership Department at 800 US SAIL-1 before the event. If competitors neglect to become members before the event, they can sign up at registration. See the sample Entry Form in the reference section and Notice of Race in the “Race Management” section.
Online Event Registration System - Regatta Network
The online event registration system has greatly simplify the registration process and nearly eliminated paperwork. Junior Olympic hosts are able to use the system at a special discount rate.
The system provides for all the information that you need to collect from entrants from date of birth to T-shirt size. You set the fees for entry, dinner tickets, etc. You set the registration deadlines and late fees. Medical forms and waivers are incorporated. Reports for catering, merchandise, scratch sheets, etc. can be produced. The system feeds data directly into the St. Pete scoring system as well as other scoring programs.
Note: The Online Registration System incorporates US Sailing membership verification automatically. However, if you don’t have a registration deadline (i.e., you allow people to walk in the day of the event), you will need to verify US Sailing membership for all entrants (skippers and crew) at registration.
Regatta Network, who administers the system, will work with you to provide training and customer service for you and your event participants. Go to www.regattanetwork.com and/or contact Ken Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-392-9091).
Before the event, you can verify US Sailing membership online. Current membership data is uploaded several times daily to the web site. Verification of preregistered entries prior to registration will speed the registration process considerably.
Assigning a Volunteer
US Sailing will not be available at every event to verify US Sailing membership. Please assign a capable volunteer to the task. Instructions and forms will be provided. A membership roster will be sent via overnight mail just prior to the event.
Setting Up US Sailing Membership Check-in
If you can put the person checking US SAILING Membership right next to the forms desk (at the beginning), all participants can be cleared by this person (or pay membership) before receiving their goodie bag. The volunteer who’s checking membership will be seen as a positive addition to registration and the event.
US Sailing Member Partner Program (discount membership)
The Member Partner Program is designed for any US Sailing Organizational Member, such as Yacht Clubs, Sailing Associations, One-Design Classes, Community Sailing Programs and Junior Sailing Programs. Once the group is an organizational member of US Sailing, a single contact for the organization becomes responsible for collecting the US Sailing dues for the group and forwards the membership information and dues payments to US Sailing's Membership Department. In return, the youth members may join at a reduced rate, and one coach/advisor for the group may join for a reduced rate.