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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Legendary racer and sailing advocate, John B. “Jim” Kilroy (May 1, 1922 - September 29, 2016), passed away Thursday night at the age of 94. US Sailing had the opportunity to work closely with Mr. Kilroy over the past several years in developing the Reach Initiative.
US Sailing expresses our heartfelt condolences to John Harrison Doucet and his family for the devastating accident in Gulfport, Miss. on Sunday involving powerlines. Please help support John in his recovery through GoFundMe. This accident is a powerful reminder that powerlines around boating facilities has been a safety risk for years and continues to be.
Terry Kohler, a renowned businessman and passionate sailor, passed away Tuesday at the age of 82. In 2009, Kohler received the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy, US Sailing’s highest honor, for his outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing in the U.S. Kohler was a longtime contributor to the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program, including the US
2016 U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship ANNAPOLIS, Md. (September 11, 2016) – On Sunday in Annapolis, Nicole Breault (San Francisco, Calif.) became only the second skipper to win back-to-back U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championships in event history. Breault, the reigning defending champion from last year’s event in Balboa, California, defeated home town sailor Janel Zarkowsky