Foundry Sailing Events

US Sailing Advanced Race Management Seminar

Race Officers are in charge on the water. This US Sailing seminar will teach the race management responsibilities, processes and procedures essential to become a certified Race Officer.

Date: Saturday, January 18 & Sunday January 19

Instructors: Matt Bounds & Steve Harris

Location: The Foundry Community Room, 1831 Columbus Road, Cleveland OH, 44113

Registration: Registration for this event is handled by US Sailing. Click the registration button to navigate to the US Sailing event registration page. Confirm the host location of the event is the Foundry before you register.

Understanding & Avoiding Thunderstorms​

Date: Saturday, February 22

Speaker: Mark Thornton

Location: The Foundry Community Room, 1831 Columbus Road, Cleveland OH, 44113

Cost: $25/person

Coaching the Coaches Seminar - Kyle Assad

Increase the impact of your sailing staff with management and communication techniques from Kyle Assad’s Coaching the Coaches Seminar.


This training is for program directors, coaches, and anyone else who wants to improve their coaching ability.

It is a privilege to have Kyle, and his Coaching the Coaches seminar, back at the Foundry this winter. Reserve your spot today.

Date & Time:

Saturday - February 29, 1:00pm - 5:30pm

(Followed by a networking happy hour across the street from the Foundry)


Sunday - March 1, 9:30am - 1:30pm

Instructor: Kyle Assad

Location: The Foundry, 1831 Columbus Road, Cleveland OH

Cost: $50/person


Kyle is an experienced sailor, coach, race officer and educator. He holds an MA in International Education from American University and is currently working towards MBA at The Ohio State University.


For the past 13 years, Kyle has coached nationally successful sailing teams at the high school, college, and 420 circuit level.

About the Instructor: Kyle Assad

As a race officer, he has run national events, including the 2015 Mallory Trophy ISSA high school sailing national championship. Kyle is also the co-founder and chief scoring officer for the CJ Buckley Club 420 Association National Junior Team Racing Championship. He will be co-PRO for the Team Race Nationals this year in Newport for ICSA.


When he isn’t coaching, Kyle can be found sailing Thistles, Viper640s, J70s, and Olson 30s.

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Cleveland, OH. 44113

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