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Rio 2016 Athlete Selection Is Underway

American sailors in ten Olympic and three Paralympic classes are battling for spots on Team USA. Follow all the latest news with the US Sailing Team Tracker.

UPDATE: U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Athlete Selection is complete!

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The US Sailing Team Sperry is managed by the United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for the sport of sailing and sailboat racing. The top boats in each Olympic and Paralympic class are selected annually to be members of the US Sailing Team Sperry. US Sailing helps these elite athletes with with financial, logistical, coaching, technical, fitness, marketing and communications support.

The title sponsor of the team is Sperry; other sponsors include Gold-Level partner Sunbrella and Silver-Level partners Harken, Team McLube and Groupe Beneteau. Yale Cordage is a team supplier. The US Sailing Center Miami is an Olympic training site. Oakcliff Sailing and Clearwater Community Sailing Center are US Sailing Team Sperry Training Centers. Chubb Personal Insurance sponsors US Sailing’s National Team Tour, a nationwide presentation program for US Sailing Team Sperry athletes.

Olympic, Paralympic and Youth Development News:

US Sailing Team Sperry || Sailing World Cup Hyeres, France 2016

Sailing World Cup Hyères: USA Takes Sonar Bronze, Qualifies for 470 and Finn Medal Races

Pictured: Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine), Paralympic Sonar, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2016 Hyères, France – Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine) won bronze for the US Sailing Team Sperry on Day 4

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Dee Smith (2.4mR) Qualifies For Rio 2016 U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team

Pictured: Dee Smith, 2.4mR class. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2016 Hyères, France – Dee Smith (Annapolis, Md.) has won selection to the Rio 2016 U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team based on the results of the US Sailing Paralympic Athlete Selection Series in the 2.4mR one-person keelboat. Smith (63) is a veteran of the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Maxi competition and

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Sailing World Cup Hyères: USA Sonar Takes Lead Into Final Paralympic Day (Saturday)

Pictured: Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine), Paralympic Sonar, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2016 Hyères, France – The US Sailing Team Sperry Sonar Team of Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine) moved to the

US Sailing Team Sperry || Sailing World Cup Hyeres, France 2016

Sailing World Cup Hyères: Paine (Finn) and USA Sonar Stay Consistent

Pictured:  Caleb Paine, Finn, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2016 Hyères, France – After two days of racing at Sailing World Cup Hyères (April 27 – May 1), the US Sailing Team Sperry (national team) has five boats in top-ten positions in their fleet.  This week’s regatta in Hyères is widely considered

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Doerr, Kendell & Freund (Sonar) Earn Place On Rio 2016 U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team

Pictured: Team USA’s Doerr, Kendell and Freund, Sonar class. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2016 Hyères, France –  Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine) have earned selection to the Rio 2016 U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team based on the results of the US Sailing Paralympic Athlete Selection Series in the Sonar three-person

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US Sailing Team Sperry

The US Sailing Team Sperry is selected annually from the best Olympic-class sailors in the United States. To learn more about our national sailing team, click here.

Olympic Development Program (ODP)

How do I start an Olympic campaign? What classes should I compete in? Who should I talk to? To answer these questions and more, click here.

US Sailing Development Team

The US Sailing Development Team is the pathway team for the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, and consists of America’s top prospects for future elevation to the national team. To learn more, click here.

ISAF Youth World Championship Team

The ISAF Youth World Championships Team will represent the US on the ultimate stage for the world’s best young talent. To learn more, click here.

The Olympic and Paralympic Games

Our team has one goal: Help Americans onto the Olympic and Paralympic podium. To find out about our Games Teams, venues, and history, click here.

Selection

To find out how to qualify for the Olympic and Paralympic Teams, US Sailing Team Sperry, Youth Worlds Team and more, click here.

Support

To learn more about how you, your club or organization can support the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, click here.

Calendar

To find out where and when your national team will be competing this year, click here.

Sponsorship & Commercial Program

To find out about how your company can join our team, and support American aspirations in Olympic and Paralympic sailing, click here.



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