Sail America exists to promote the health and growth of the Sailing Industry and its stakeholders.  We will do so by promoting the enrichment of their businesses, broadening the education of their members, and creating opportunities for networking. 

 – Sail America Virtual Event -Legislative and economic trends: What does the future hold for the sailing industry.

Join the Sail America Executive Team for an informative conversation about where we are and what to expect in 2021, with special guest Paul Kanitra.

Paul Kanitra is President of Lobbyit, among DC’s top lobbying firms, who will speak about the state and impacts of the new administration on recreational boating and marine businesses in the U.S.Followed by a round table discussion with Sail America’s Executive Committee about what the next 12-18 months look like. The Executive team represents industry leaders including The Moorings, Spinlock and Jeanneau.  
Date: March 9, 2021- 11 AM – 1 PM EST



Additional Details: 
Legislative Update
Paul Kanitra, Founder and President of and Mayor of Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, will discuss the state and impacts of the new administration on recreational boating and marine businesses in the U.S. He will discuss the upcoming legislative landscape, how the change in administration will impact national policy, and the current and future pandemic legislation. is a nationally recognized for its groundbreaking business model and has secured prominence among DC’s top lobbying firms. 

Information covered:
Impacts on small business, including estimates of business closureA review of relief legislation passed including the Paycheck Protection Program and the impact on small businessA look at the future, our best guess on when we’ll see the next relief/stimulus bill.

Sail America Executive Committee: 
The Sail America Executive Committee represents some of the most visible brands and the leading voices in the sailing industry. Each will share their perspective and insights about what trends they are watching and what they expect to happen in 2021.

The Executive Committee include:
Josie Tucci, Moorings
Kevin Carlan, Mastry Engine Center
Margriet Mitchell, Jeanneau America
Peter Trogdon, Annapolis Boat Shows
Ted Winston, Spinlock USA
Mark Pillsbury, Cruising World 

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