YACHTSMAN & YACHTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS Portsmouth, R.I. (October 1, 2015) – US Sailing has announced that it is now accepting nominations for its 2015 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards, widely acknowledged as the foremost individual sailing honors in the nation. Through November 30, 2015, each member of US Sailing may
Portsmouth, R.I. (September 30, 2015) – In this episode of “The Beat”, we poke a little fun at the people in the sailing world we all know and love. Enjoy! “The Beat” presented by US Sailing is on tour this summer and fall with one goal: to capture the essence of the sailing – one
Annapolis, Md. (September 27, 2015) – Ten teams put their offshore racing skills to the ultimate test over three days on Chesapeake Bay. The 2015 U.S. Offshore Sailing Championship, hosted by the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron, was decided on Sunday following a series of races in various formats that challenged these sailors’ navigational and offshore
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (September 27, 2015) – Chesapeake Bay featured an array of colorful sails in Zim 15 sailboats comprised of teams wearing custom designed pinnies – a trademark of the U.S. Team Racing Championship. On Sunday, an exciting knockout series featuring quarterfinal, semifinal, and final rounds determined who would stake claim to the historic George
Annapolis, Md. (September 24, 2015) – Ten teams will be racing on Chesapeake Bay this weekend in Navy 44 sloops for the 2015 U.S. Offshore Sailing Championship, hosted by the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron in Annapolis, Md. This deep and talented fleet is seasoned and ready for a unique offshore racing challenge. This three day
2015 U.S. Team Racing Championship Preview ANNAPOLIS, Md. (September 23, 2015) – The ultimate show of teamwork in sailing will be on display this week at the 2015 U.S. Team Racing Championship, hosted by the Annapolis Yacht Club. Former U.S. Team Racing Champions, collegiate All-Americans, new teams, and an impressive pool of sailors who have
Charlie Enright and Mark Towill, the youngest contestants and leaders of the American entry in the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race, will share the inside story of their first around-the-world campaign as featured presenters at the Sailing Leadership Forum 2016.
Portsmouth, R.I. (September 15, 2015) – In this week’s episode of “The Beat”, Katy Nastro takes us to San Francisco as we highlight the unique and exciting Ronstan Bridge to Bridge Race and 18-Foot Skiff International Regatta, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club. The spectacular on-board and aerial footage captures the speed and skill involved
Portsmouth, R.I. (August 31, 2015) – In this week’s episode of “The Beat”, Katy Nastro takes us to Annapolis, Maryland as we highlight Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB). CRAB’s mission is to make the therapeutic benefits of sailing and the freedom it provides a reality for physically and/or developmentally-challenged individuals and their families regardless of
Created with flickr slideshow. SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 29, 2015) – Saturday’s final day of racing capped a fun week of good competition and quality instruction for these inspiring athletes at the 2015 U.S. Disabled Sailing Championship, hosted by the Southwestern Yacht Club. In the end it was the team of Ryan Porteous
Portsmouth, R.I. (August 27, 2015) – US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, and Sunsail, a vacation industry leader in sailing and watersports, have agreed on a new multi-year sponsorship deal. Sunsail will continue to be an official sponsor of US Sailing. “US Sailing and Sunsail share a strong passion for sailing,” said
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 26, 2015) – The spirit of sailing will be in full color this week in San Diego at the U.S. Disabled Sailing Championship, hosted by Southwestern Yacht Club. Doublehanded teams will race in the Martin 16 class sailboat for the Chandler Hovey Trophy on North San Diego Harbor this Thursday, August 27
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US Sailing Awards Hanson Rescue Medals to Crew on Light O Mobile and Larry Goolsby PORTSMOUTH, RI (August 24, 2015) – The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee will award the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medals to a sailboat’s crew and to a skipper of another capsized sailboat for their heroic efforts displayed during a
Newport Beach, Calif. (August 16, 2015 ) – Newport Beach offered another spectacular backdrop for match racing once again this weekend, as the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship came to a climactic finish on Sunday. Janel Zarkowsky and Nicole Breault clashed in a winner-take-all final series after Sunday’s semifinal knock-out round and two round robin
Newport Beach, Calif. (August 12, 2015 ) – The Newport Beach, California area will once again play host to a major match racing event. The Newport Harbor Yacht Club will host the 2015 edition of the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship this Friday, August 14 through Sunday, August 16. Seven talented teams of four will
Sailors are often required to sign release of claims agreements when they register for regattas. The following analysis is designed to clarify what language is acceptable and what is not. Indemnification and hold harmless agreements are prohibited in The Racing Rules of Sailing. For a more detailed discussion, please refer to the Indemnification section of
Portsmouth, R.I. (August 11, 2015) – Katy comes to us from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in this episode of “The Beat” to visit with the kids racing at the USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival, hosted by Community Sailing of Colorado in Denver. Also, a few lucky young sailors went on a field trip to
Helmsmen Michael Easton and Ravi Parent went head-to-head this weekend in their Formula 18 catamarans at the 43rd Buzzards Bay Regatta. For the first time in history, the U.S. Multihull Championship for the Hobie Alter Trophy was decided at this historic New England Regatta.
The 2015 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships, hosted by Wianno Yacht Club, wrapped up on Thursday with one race in each of the three championship fleets.
Portsmouth, R.I. (August 6, 2015) – The 43rd Buzzards Bay Regatta, hosted by New Bedford Yacht Club, will once again play host to a bevy of outstanding racing in 12 highly competitive classes this Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9. For the first time in history, the U.S. Multihull Championship for the Hobie Alter