Siebel Sailors Program

A Community Sailing Project by US Sailing


Sail Sand Point is the Primary Center for the Pacific Northwest region of US Sailing’s Siebel Sailors Program. The resources and structure provided by US Sailing fit perfectly between SSPs existing introductory one-day, “fun on the water” Leeway Program; and our longer engagement more skills-focused summer camp and racing programs. Through participation in the Siebel Sailors Program, Sail Sand Point will be able to enhance and further our mission by provide more pathways into the sport for our community. Siebel Centers seek to recruit youth of diverse backgrounds and are dedicated to increasing opportunity and diversity in a sport that has included mostly affluent youth.

The Siebel Sailors Program coaches focus on the WHOLE sailor. Youth sailors will learn life skills such as learning to RESPECT themselves, teammates and coaches, giving their BEST EFFORT, INCLUSIVITY, as well as, having the opportunity to step into various LEADERSHIP roles.

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Siebel Sailors Program


Summer Registration: CLOSED

~Siebel will not be running for the fall season, check back in prior to spring 2023 for upcoming program dates!~


Siebel Sailors Profile

– Middle School Age Students, Ages 10-15

– All sailing levels welcome, beginner to advanced

– Water comfort required

– Life jackets will be used at all times


Meet Coach Michael Cornew

Michael Cornew is a passionate sailing coach hailing from Chicago, Illinois. Michael is a US Sailing Siebel Coach for the Pacific Northwest Region and brings a wealth of dinghy coaching experiencing, specifically high school and college coaching.

Michael has served as the Head 420 coach for Chicago Yacht Club, the head coach for the Northwestern University Sailing Team, and the Head Coach for the Willamette Sailing Club in Portland, Oregon. He is a Level 3 Head Instructor and is passionate about developing youth sailors as well rounded and adjusted people as well as their sailing skills. Pushing sailors to develop soft skills as hard working and respectful individuals has brought Michael immense joy in his years of coaching sailing.

As a coach for US Sailing’s Siebel Sailors Program, Michael hopes to strengthen and grow participation across the Pacific Northwest a while focusing on both inclusion and diversity.  He also knows the importance of engaging parents and sailors to foster continued participation and breed lifelong sailors. Michael is very excited to be a part of US Sailing and the Siebel Sailors Program, and looks forward to motivating, inspiring, and igniting our Junior Sailors’ passions while promoting a safe and positive learning environment.