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Ms. Sheila McCurdy

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Research Advisory Board Member

Phone: (401) ***-****  HQ Phone
US Sailing
PO Box 1260 15 Maritime Drive
Portsmouth, Rhode Island 02871
United States

Company Description: About US SAILING: The United States Sailing Association (US SAILING) is the national governing body for sailing. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth,...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • master's degree , Marine Affairs
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Board of Directors
about.ussailing.org, 15 Mar 2014 [cached]
Sheila McCurdy (2016) B
Exec. Com. Minutes - January 18, 2000
about.ussailing.org, 28 Feb 2014 [cached]
Shiela McCurdy
US SAILOR of the Week
www.ussailing.org, 6 July 2008 [cached]
Sheila McCurdy
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Sheila McCurdy Sheila McCurdy, the only female skipper in the 2008 Newport to Bermuda Race recently lead Selkie (a McCurdy-Rhodes designed by her father Jim McCurdy), to a second place overall finish in the St. David’s Lighthouse division.
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When Sheila skippered Selkie to a second place finish overall in the 1994 Newport to Bermuda Race, his recommendation was adopted. In 2009, Sheila will be installed as the first female Commodore of the prestigious Cruising Club of America (CCA). In addition to her ground-breaking accomplishments, McCurdy has given much back to the sport of sailing including countless of hours of volunteer work. She serves as Vice Chair of the US SAILING’s Training Committee and head of US SAILING’s National Faculty, a volunteer body of experts tasked with the responsibility of updating, revising and developing training programs, testing materials and publications. Additionally, she serves as a safety officer instructing scores of service academy midshipmen on offshore crossings. Sheila was recently quoted: “I race offshore because of the challenge. It’s like a triathlon.
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Sheila’s passion for sailing is demonstrated not only by her remarkable skill and accomplishment, but also by her willingness and ability to share her knowledge with others.†As the Commodore of the Cruising Club of America, McCurdy anticipates a busy 2009 working with the joint Newport Bermuda Race committees to improve logistics and operations and provide good customer service. “After all, she says, we do this race for the sailors.â€
SHEILA MCCURDY IS ONE OF
Sheila McCurdy Named Rhode ...
www.providenceboatshow.com, 2 May 2011 [cached]
Sheila McCurdy Named Rhode Island Boater of the Year!
Middletown resident Sheila McCurdy, a near-legendary figure in recreational sailing in the U.S., was named "Rhode Island Boater of the Year" by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association at opening day ceremonies of the Providence Boat Show! She was given the group's John H. Chafee Award, named after the former Rhode Island Governor and Senator in recognition for all he did on behalf of the marine industry when he was in office.
In presenting the award, Tom Rich, President of New England Boatworks in Portsmouth and President of RIMTA, praised Ms. McCurdy, saying: "Sheila has excelled in sailing individually and has given an equal amount back to recreational boating through her work and volunteer pursuits.
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Besides a long list of personal achievements in sailing, Ms. McCurdy serves as Commodore of the Cruising Club of America - well-known for running the Newport Bermuda Race with the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club - being the first women to hold the post in the history of the club. She is also a trustee of the New York Yacht Club and, for many years, she has been a member of the US Sailing's Training and Safety-at-Sea Committees as well as Chair of the organization's National Faculty which creates the instructional standards and training materials for boating instructors and students nationwide. She has been an advisor to the US Naval Academy sailing program as a member of the Fales Committee for 15 years and she is an advisor to the Maritime Studies Program at New York Maritime College (SUNY).
Middletown, R.I. resident Sheila ...
www.tradeonlytoday.com, 21 Jan 2011 [cached]
Middletown, R.I. resident Sheila McCurdy was named Rhode Island Boater of the Year this week by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association at opening-day ceremonies of the Providence Boat Show.
She was given the group's John H. Chafee Award, named after the former Rhode Island governor and senator.
"Sheila has excelled in sailing individually and has given an equal amount back to recreational boating through her work and volunteer pursuits," said Tom Rich, president of New England Boatworks and president of the association, in a statement.
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Besides a long list of personal achievements in sailing, McCurdy is the first female commodore of the Cruising Club of America - well-known for running the Newport Bermuda Race with the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.
She also is a trustee of the New York Yacht Club, and for many years she has been a member of U.S. Sailing's training and safety-at-sea committees and chairwoman of the organization's national faculty, which creates the instructional standards and training materials for boating instructors and students nationwide.
She has been an adviser to the U.S. Naval Academy sailing program as a member of the Fales Committee for 15 years and she is an adviser to the Maritime Studies Program at New York Maritime College.
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