Rio 2016 Athlete Selection Has Begun!

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

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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:

2016 Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX World Championships in Clearwater, Miami

Olympic Selection On the Line At Clearwater Worlds

Pictured: 49er sailors Thomas Barrows (St. Thomas, U.S.V.I) and Joe Morris (Annapolis, Md.) US Sailing Team Sperry FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE USA’s High-Performance Sailors Ready in 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 February 8, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – With just under six months left to go until the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, American sailors have gathered for the


Team Tracker: Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Team Selection Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – The selection series to determine the members of the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams is well underway, with initial selection events completed in eight of ten Olympic classes, and in all three Paralympic classes. For each class, the selection series is comprised of two

US Sailing Team’s McNay & Hughes Win Miami Gold, Railey Wins Medal Race

Pictured:  Sailing World Cup Miami gold medalists Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.), Men’s 470, US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2016 Miami, Fla. – For the second time since the last Olympic Games, Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.) have won gold at Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented

Sailing World Cup Miami presented by Sunbrella Day 4

Miami: US Sailing Team Takes 2.4mR Bronze, Qualifies for Four Medal Races, Earns Rio 2016 Berth In All Classes

Pictured: The US Sailing Team Sperry’s Charlie Rosenfield (Woodstock, Conn., right), won bronze in Miami. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2016 Miami, Fla. – The US Sailing Team Sperry’s Charlie Rosenfield (Woodstock, Conn.) won bronze in the 2.4mR on the final day of Paralympic competition at Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella. Full-fleet racing also

Sailing World Cup Miami presented by Sunbrella Day 4

Rains Dampen Miami Racing, But U.S. Olympic Selection Series Intensifies

Pictured: Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.), Men’s 470. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2016 Miami, Fla. – After a lengthy storm delay in Miami, which saw US Sailing Team Sperry Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls restlessly await breeze onshore, all classes completed at least one race on Day Four of Sailing World Cup Miami,

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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.


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


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


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.