NEWS ALERT US Sailing launched the Sailing Officials Automated Reporting System (SOARS) version 2.0 on Monday, October 24, 2016. US Sailing’s estimated 1,000 certified race officials use SOARS to keep track of their events, courses and continuing education. The system simplifies the process for the race official committees, who manage the certification of officials, to

UPDATE: New Zealand sailors Olivia Mackay and Micah Wilkinson were crowned the World Champions in the first-ever Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final. Race organizers were forced to cancel the final round due to winds gusting to 35 knots. Earlier results in the regatta’s high-level racing were used to determine the outcome.

QUALIFICATION FOR WORLD FOILING FINAL SEES FAVORITES ADVANCE IN CLOSE RACING The foils flew in Newport, USA on Friday, as fifteen national champion teams battled in the first races of the inaugural Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final. The revolutionary sailing competition conceived for youth sailors by double Olympic gold medalists Roman Hagara and Hans

Teams from 15 nations have arrived at the sailing hub of Newport, Rhode Island, USA to fight for the first Red Bull Foiling Generation World Championship.

Media Release From the National On-water Standards Program United States Coast Guard’s Non-profit Grant Program National System of standards for Recreational Boat Operation WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 20, 2016) — After five years of intense work involving national surveys and country-wide field-testing validation programs, the U.S. Coast Guard’s National On-Water Standards (NOWS) Program grant management team

Fifteen national champion teams will compete in the landmark World Final of Red Bull Foiling Generation in Newport, USA on 21-23 October 2016. The innovative competition for talented sailors aged 16-20 is the brainchild of double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher. NEWPORT, RI, USA (16 October 2016) – After a dramatic weekend

US Sailing is seeking 2016 award nominations for individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to move the sport forward. Please take a few minutes to nominate someone extraordinary for their efforts. The following award nominations are being sought: Community Sailing – Due Oct. 30 Education & Training – Due Oct. 30 Disabled

Longtime Teammates Riley Gibbs and Quinn Wilson Take First in Red Bull Foiling Generation US Qualifier NEWPORT, RI (October 16, 2016) – There was drama on the water this weekend as the winds of Newport Harbor were unforgiving in their ebbs and flows for the Red Bull Foiling Generation US Qualifier. After two days of

Red Bull Foiling Generation US Qualifier Day 2 Post-Competition October 15, 2016 Day two of the Red Bull Foiling Generation US Qualifier started this morning with the sun shinning, wind blowing and a very close race. Competition started out with Heat 7, in which all teams had not lost since beginning to race on the

Hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club on San Francisco Bay, this US Sailing National Championship truly challenged the fleet of ten J/22 sailboats. In the end it was the experience, local knowledge and preparation of the team representing the Northern California Yachting Association/St. Francis Yacht Club who came out on top.

Red Bull Foiling Generation US Qualifier Day 1 Post-Competition October 14, 2016 It was a sunny and chilly day when the Red Bull Foiling Generation US Qualifier got underway around mid-day off the Newport, Rhode Island, USA shoreline. Only pausing for the occasional tourist boat or kite surfer to pass through, heat after heat of

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (October 13, 2016) – From New York Harbor in 2015 to San Francisco Bay in 2016, the revamped and re-charged U.S. Adult Sailing Championship is underway this week, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club, for four exciting days of racing in J/22 sailboats. Competition started on Wednesday for the 10 teams representing

Notes: by Emily Willhoft Wind was slow to start this morning, but picked about around noon to start racing. Remained patchy throughout the semifinal. All day long the racing was tight and competitive with really good exchanges in the semifinals. As always in match racing, pre-starts and starts were important. Snow, Dellenbaugh, Merrick and Lalumiere

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (October 9, 2016) – The #3 ranked match racer in the country, Nevin Snow (San Diego, Calif.), may be moving up the rankings following this weekend’s triumphant performance in San Diego at the 2016 U.S. Match Racing Championship. The San Diego native earned his first Prince of Wales Bowl in impressive fashion

LAKE BLUFF, Ill. (October 8, 2016) – In his fourth bid to win the Jack Brown Trophy, Paul-Jon Patin (Forest Hills, N.Y.) won the 2016 Championship of Champions, hosted by the Lake Bluff Yacht Club, over three days of racing in the Sunfish class. Patin, who was representing the JY15 class, was the 2016 Sunfish

Saturday, October 8, 2016 Notes: Saturday started with more wind in the morning than Friday. Overall the average wind speed for the day was 8 knots. On day 2 of racing, skippers were focused on good starts and boat handling. Spinnaker handling was also massively important throughout the day. On Friday and even more so

Day 1 Notes (Friday, October 7, 2016): Winds started 4-5 knots and built up to 11-12 knots in the afternoon. Controlling the pre-start was really important, as always in match racing, but there were quite a few split starts where the lead changed several times because of shifty and patchy wind conditions. Sail handling was

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (October 7, 2016) – The San Diego Yacht Club will play host to the 49th edition of the U.S. Match Racing Championship this Columbus Day weekend. Ten qualifying teams will go head-to-head for the Prince of Wales Bowl in the J/22 on San Diego Bay. Helms qualified for this national championship through

LAKE BLUFF, Ill. (October 6, 2016) – US Sailing’s Championship of Champions is recognized as one of the more unique adult racing events in the country. All sailors have qualified for this event by winning a one-design class National, North American, or World Championship in the qualifying years (2015 – 2016). These champions will be

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