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Classifier Training Seminars

US Disabled Sailing Classification Training Seminars are the initial requirement in the process toward certification as a US Sailing Classifier. Participants should be qualified Medical Providers, Physical Therapists or Occupational Therapists. The Classifier Committee shall consider other medically trained personnel who have experience with persons with disabilities for seminar attendance. Sailing and / or racing experience is required. The objective of the Classifier Training program is to improve the quality, consistency and fairness of classification of disabled sailors on a national level.

The attendees shall achieve core competencies in application of the Functional Classification System. The seminar will focus on three areas of the classification process: Physical Disability Assessment, Dock Testing, Sail Race Observation. A test and debrief will be conducted at the end of the final day.

A Notice of Classification Training Seminar may be viewed by clicking HERE.  The Training Seminar Application form may be viewed and downloaded by clicking HERE. Once the US Sailing Chief National Classifier approves your Seminar Training Application, you may Register for the program by clicking HERE. The Training Seminar Registration form is found on the Regatta Network web site by copying the following web site into your browser:

US Sailing has scheduled the following Classifier Training Seminars:

US Disabled Sailing Championships – October 30 to November 2, 2014
Community Sailing Center Galveston, Galveston Texas
          US Sailing Classification Seminar – October 27-30, 2014
          Location: Community Sailing Center Galveston
          Notice of Seminar: Click HERE
          Seminar Application (Qualification) form: Click HERE

          The seminar program schedule:
               Monday 27 October 2014        - Theory and classroom exercises;
               Tuesday 28 October 2014       - Hands on classification with the Event Classifiers;
               Wednesday 29 October 2014 - Hands on Classification and Dock Testing and 
                                                                     optional Practice Race observation (if possible);
               Thursday 30 October 2014    – Race observation (if possible) and Course Summary

          Seminar Cost: $150 paid on-line to US Sailing by clicking HERE  or pasting this web site into your browser:

Future Disabled Sailing Classification Seminars shall be posted on this web page as they are scheduled.