Thistle Class Association-
Flying Scot Sailing Association
The Flying Scot is one of the few small boats which have been in steady production since 1957.
International Laser Class Association -
US Sailing was originally organized as the North American Yacht Racing Union
(NAYRU) on October 30, 1897. As the National Governing Body for the sport of
sailing, US Sailing's mission is to provide leadership for the sport of sailing
in the United States. The organization works to achieve this mission through a
wide range of programs and events, geared towards providing an equal level
playing field for all sailors. US Sailing sets the course enabling sailors to
enjoy the sport for a lifetime.
(USSailing.org homepage, June 2013)
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is the world governing body for the
sport of sailing, officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee
ISAF is responsible for: the promotion of the sport internationally; managing sailing at
the Olympic Games; developing the Racing Rules of Sailing and regulations for all sailing
competitions; the training of judges, umpires and other administrators; the development
of the sport around the world; and representing the sailors in all matters concerning the sport.