On-Water Education Standards Team Application for Participation

Applications are accepted year-round. However, the deadline for applications to the first round of Panel appointments is midnight (EDT) September 23, 2011. Team participants will be selected and announced by the US SAILING On-Water Education Standards Grant Oversight Committee by September 30, 2011.

Applications from persons not selected for this initial grant project and applications submitted after the deadline will be held by the Oversight Committee for consideration in filling vacancies and participant positions for any follow-on grants. For future grant projects, applicants should resubmit an application only if his/her contact information or expertise category representation changes, or if he/she has substantial changes in work or other experience that could have an impact on the oversight committee’s consideration of the application.

As part of your application, please submit a current resume or curriculum vitae to grant facilitator K. Brian Dorval.

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Full Name:
Company/Organization/Affiliation (if any):
Street Address:
Phone (preferred number):
Phone (alternate number):
Outline what you believe are the most relevant competencies, qualities and/or perspectives that you would bring to the process and content of the Team's standards development work.
The Standards Team Leaders and Members must have stakeholder representation across SIX (6) Expertise Categories. Which Expertise Category(ies) below do you believe best describe(s) you? (Select all that you believe apply). Note: The final Expertise Category determination will be made by the Grant Oversight Committee.
INDUSTRY: For-profit companies and organizations that offer On-Water boating or watersports courses, such as commercial entities including accessory manufacturers, marine insurance companies, boat dealers, marina owners, towing and salvage companies.
PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS: For-profit professional sailing or boating schools that offer On-Water boating and safety courses.
COMMUNITY: Nonprofit, community based boating programs that offer On-Water boating and safety courses. Includes waterfront community programs, high school and college programs, and camps.
NON-GOVERNMENTAL/NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION: Nonprofit, non-governmental membership organizations that offer On-Water boating and safety courses. Includes membership clubs, professional, and trade associations.
FEDERAL & STATE BOATING AGENCIES: U.S. Federal, State, territorial or international agencies that conduct and administer On-Water boating and safety instruction or courses. Includes designee agencies and personnel at the sub-state level.
PUBLIC: Individual boaters, researchers, boating writers, instructors, and other persons who have experience with On-Water boating and safety instruction or courses and who are not covered under the other interest categories.


a) While Team Leaders and Team Members provide stakeholder representation across the six expertise categories described in Part II of this application, appointment to the Team is an individual appointment. When engaged in the Team’s work, members function as individuals, NOT as agents of any organizations with which they are or may be associated or employed.

b) Appointment as a Team leader is predicated on the individual’s availability to attend Summits I & II. In the absence of a medical or emergency excuse, failure of a member to participate in these two mandatory meetings or failure to return two consecutive ballots during online discussions may result in removal from the Team;

c) Members who violate the Standards Panel Code of Ethics or who are otherwise disruptive to the conduct of Team’s business may be subject to removal from the Team;

d) Much of the Team’s work must be conducted in virtual meetings and deliberations – through teleconferences, webinars, and e-mails; as such, Leaders and Members must have reasonable access to phone and Internet service that will accommodate these activities.


By submitting this application, I certify that I have read and, if appointed, will abide by the Rules of the On-Water Education Standards Team and its Code of Ethics. I understand the rules and responsibilities described in Part III of this application, and have taken them into account in submitting this application. I further certify that to the best of my knowledge all information I have provided in this application is accurate.