Sailing Conference


Detailed plans announced for sailing conference Industry Conference

Sail America has published a preliminary brochure detailing plans for its Industry Conference taking place June 22-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Newport, Newport, RI. The brochure can be downloaded at

The preliminary brochure includes information about the conference’s 15+ educational sessions, special events such as the Sailing Industry Dinner and Raffle, Sail America’s Regatta and general information about the event.

For 2015, Sail America has compiled an impressive list of speakers focusing on Marketing, Business and Sailing  that include; Jeanne Hopkins from Continuum Managed IT Services, Matt Sellhorst from Boat Dealer Profits, Michelle Girasole from Fresh, LLC and Sally Helme from Bonnier Corporation.

Other presenters include Mark Davis from Sailors for the Sea, Chris Sheehy from Sidewalk Branding Company, Chuck Murphy from Boston Interactive, David Bohonnon from Bohonnon Law accompanied by Vin Petrella from YBAA, Eric Braitmayer from IMTRA, Russ Graham from Rushton Gregory Communications and Mari Anne Snow from Sophia Think.

Jack Gierhart of US Sailing will be leading a Grow Sailing discussion. Also joining us will be Stanton Murray of Murray Yacht Sales, Charlie Zechel and Nate Fristoe of RRC Associates.  Session topics include marketing to customers’ lifecycle, engaging new sailing audiences and industry growth, and marketing solutions from lessons that have been learned through the ski industry.

“The preliminary brochure provides registered and potential attendees a way to gather a sneak peek into what our conference is all about” Peter Durant, Sail America’s Association Manager says. “We are very excited about this years’ conference, and are looking forward to supporting those in our industry!”

For more information on the Sail America’s Industry Conference or to register, visit or call 401-289-2540.

Sail America’s Industry Conference is the place for Sailing Industry professionals to learn about new topics and trends, receive updates, and networking with over 150 participants. The conference will feature a regatta, a day and a half of educational sessions, and an industry dinner with raffles.

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