Quick Facts

What is the National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS)?

Three days of inspiration, education and skill development!

The premier event for sailing education in the United States. NSPS is the only conference of its kind that brings together program directors, instructors, volunteers, parents and industry representatives to share and learn best practices with one another about running, maintaining and improving sailing programs.

Who should attend?

Instructors, coaches, program directors, yacht club management, organization leaders, and volunteers will find key takeaways from this event.

What are the conference dates?

The conference will kick-off with a not-to-miss welcome reception the afternoon of Wednesday, January 31 with sessions running from Thursday, February 1 through Saturday, February 3, 2024

The DeSoto - Savannah
15 East Liberty Street
Savannah, GA 31401

How do I book hotel reservations?

A group rate is being offered at The DeSoto.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-239-5118 or booking online

Room rate:
Standard rooms: $189

Visit the Planning Your Trip page for more travel information

What if the hotel sells-out?

A block of rooms have been secured at a nearby property should your dates no longer be available at The DeSoto.

Cambria Hotel Savannah Downtown Historic District
321 Montgomery St
Savannah, GA 31401

Reservations can be made online

Reservation cut-off date: January 8, 2024

What is the cost to attend?

Registration Information- Register Now!

  • Early Bird Registration (First 75 registrations!):$375
  • Standard Registration (Ends Dec. 31):$450
  • Late Registration (Jan. 1 – Jan. 27):$500
  • At the Door Registration (Jan 28 – Feb 4):$550
  • Group Registration (3+) (Ends Dec. 31):$400

What is included in the registration fee?

In addition to 3-days of keynote addresses, breakout sessions and endless networking, your registration fee includes:

Wednesday: Welcome Reception
Thursday: Coffee/Lunch
Friday: Coffee/Lunch/Transportation and access to offsite Demo Day activities
Saturday: Coffee/Lunch/Closing Reception

What is the cancellation policy?

Registrations are refundable up to 30 days prior to the event (Jan 1, 2024) minus a $20.00 service fee. Registrations are non-refundable within 30 days of the event.

Will conference presentations be available?

Presentation and session documents will be made available online after the event for paid conference attendees. Hard copies will not be available at the hotel during the event.

How do I become a presenter or recommend a topic/presenter?

Visit the Presenting page for information about presenting at NSPS and complete the Call for Presenters form

Will I get to go sailing?

YES! Sponsors will have an opportunity to get the boats wet and attendees will have dedicated time to test out these great boats and products during the offsite demo day activities on Friday afternoon at Savannah Yacht Club. Be sure to pack your sailing gear!

How do I learn more about Sponsorship opportunities?

Visit the Sponsors & Exhibitors webpage or email MasonSheen@ussailing.org

What happened to US Sailing’s Sailing Leadership Forum, One-Design Symposium and Yacht Club Summit?

In 2024, NSPS will take the place of SLF, ODSS and Yacht Club Summit events. NSPS will include presentations, seminars, courses, and breakout sessions targeted at the training and education community. Sailing Leadership Forum will be back in 2025!

Contact Us

Contact Katie Ouellette at events@ussailing.org for more information or questions about National Sailing Programs Symposium 2024.