Update on Proposed Boating Legislation:
An update to US Sailing members from Bruce J. Burton (President of US Sailing) and Jack Gierhart (CEO of US Sailing) details the status of proposed legislation in Maryland and Florida that could adversely impact the sport.
This is an update sharing the good news regarding Maryland Senate Bill 1147 – State Boat Act and Florida Senate Bill 1242 – Salt Water Boat Act.
Earlier this year, US Sailing received numerous communications from our members and other sailors who were concerned about potential legislation in Maryland and Florida that would negatively impact sailing…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Update on Proposed Boating Legislation, Editor
Unauthorized Event Names:
A long established regulation in the sport of sailing is the restriction on the use of ‘world’ in an event title. The purpose is to only permit the usage when an event fulfills the standards that warrant the word.
Our sport already has so many world championships and intergalactics that confusion reigns as to their relevance, yet, the word brings panache, and it is not without precedent that an occasional event gets launched which clings to this handle to establish legitimacy. Lately there has been a few.
An excerpt from Reg…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Unauthorized Event Names, Editor