The National Sailing Hall of Fame and U.S. Sailing announce the launch of a new component to the Hall of Fame's website - www.nshof.org - an online Sailing Resource Locator. The link - Find Sailing Resources In Your State - is at the top of each page of the website, and is accessible from anywhere. It is being launched in conjunction with the opening of the new Disney sailing film "Morning Light."
Sailors and non-sailors alike can click on a state and see at a glance what sailing resources are located in their state.
The Sailing Resources Locator (SRL) will eventually display resources for all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. As the database grows, it will expand to include resources in the following resource categories:
Community Sailing Centers & Sailing Schools:
Public and private organizations where people can rent, launch or use a sailboat, or learn how to sail.
Any college or university with a sailing program, formal or informal.
High School Sailing:
Any secondary school or preparatory school's sailing program or sailing club goes here.
Includes any organization that promotes or runs programs for sailors who are younger than high school age.
Cruising Clubs & Associations:
These are listings for local sailing clubs or sailing groups.
Yacht Racing Associations:
Any local organization focused on governing the sport of sailing in their area.
Any club promoting the sport of sailing or offering services to sailors.
Class/Manufacturer Clubs & Associations:
Many states have class-specific (e.g.: Laser, 420, J24, etc.) racing clubs, or manufacturer-specific (Alberg, Beneteau, Catalina, etc.) owner's clubs.
The National Sailing Hall of Fame and U.S. Sailing are working together to make the SRL as complete as possible. Currently the database contains listings for Community Sailing Centers, College Sailing programs and Yacht Clubs. We can quickly expand the depth and breadth of this database, but in order to do that, we need your help:
We'll keep you informed as new updates go online. Thank you.
Please pass this along to your friends and sailing buddies.
October 16, 2008.