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2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4

Sunbrella Fabrics Joins US Sailing Team and ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I.- The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider today announced a major partnership with Sunbrella® fabrics, the leading producer of performance and marine canvas around the globe. Effective immediately, Sunbrella will be named as a Gold-level sponsor of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, the nation’s Olympic and Paralympic sailing team, and also as […]
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Q&A: 2016 US Olympic Trials System, With OSC Chairman Ben Richardson

December 16, 2014 Benjamin Richardson (Gloucester, Mass.), Chairman of the US Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC), checks in with some thoughts on the just-released selection system (also known as the Olympic trials) for the sailing events of Rio 2016: From 2008 to 2012, the US went from a one-event domestic selection system to a two-event international system that tested athletes […]
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US Sailing Releases Rio 2016 Olympic Trials System

US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes racing at the site of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Image: Will Ricketson/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has released the selection procedures for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team (Sailing) in the 10 events selected for the […]
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Nomination Period Open for US Sailing’s 2014 Coach of the Year Awards

Pictured: US National Coach of the Year and Senior Olympic Coach Luther Carpenter (La Porte, Texas) coaching US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athlete Jonathan Rudich (Clearwater, Fla.) at the 2014 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Test Event. Photo: Will Ricketson/US Sailing. December 4, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) today announced that the […]
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USA Takes Two Medals at ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi

Pictured: Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) races in the Finn Class in Abu Dhabi. Photo © Barbara Sanchez/Sailing Energy/ISAF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2014 Abu Dhabi, UAE – Racing concluded at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and saw US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes make medal […]
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US Sailing Team To Celebrate Clearwater Training Center

Laser Radial sailors and Florida natives Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla., foreground) and Erika Reineke (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., background) will be among the athletes training at CCSC. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 13, 2014 Clearwater, Fla.- On Saturday, November 15, Clearwater Community Sailing Center (CCSC) will celebrate its new status as an official training center of the […]
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Rising Tide, Episode 4: On The World Stage

Aside from the OLYMPIC GAMES itself, it doesn’t get any bigger than this. In Episode Four, American sailors test themselves against the world’s best at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain, an event that only occurs every four years. Watch RISING TIDE, Episode 4 and see which US athletes have emerged from the pack  at the highest […]
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Groupe Beneteau Named Sponsor of the US Sailing Team and ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami

 Pictured: US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes training in Rio de Janeiro, site of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Photo: Will Ricketson/US Sailing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Groupe Beneteau Announces Sponsorship of US Sailing Team and ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami October 20, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – Groupe Beneteau today announced its sponsorship of the US Sailing […]
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Clearwater to Host Olympic Class Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Worlds in 2016

Pictured: US Sailing Team Sperry Top Sider 49er class high-performance Olympic racing sailboat, with athletes Fred Strammer (Nokomis, Fla.) and Zach Brown (San Diego, Calif.). Photo: Mick Anderson/US Sailing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – In an unprecedented move, the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Olympic sailing classes have selected Clearwater, Florida […]
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Winter Sailing 2015 – Olympic and Paralympic Classes

If you compete in an Olympic or Paralympic class, Florida is the best place for world-class sailing in the coming months! A jam-packed schedule of events in January and February will see the best international sailing talent come to sunny Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Clearwater to race, with the centerpiece event being ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami (January 24-31, […]
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ISAF Worlds, Final Report: USA Finishes Top-10 in 4 Classes at 2014’s Peak Event

Pictured: Caleb Paine, Finn. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2014 Santander, Spain – The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider arrived at the ISAF Sailing World Championships looking to turn in peak performances, and enjoyed a successful week at the most significant regatta before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. With American sailors finishing in the top-10 in 4 classes, […]
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ISAF Worlds, Day 9: US 470’s Earn Career-Best Finishes, Paine (Finn) Goes Through to Medal Race

VIDEO: US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470 athletes react to career-best performances at the ISAF Worlds in Santander, Spain. McNay and Hughes finished higher than any US men’s 470 team at the Worlds since Olympic medalists Paul Foerster and Bob Merrick in 2000. WATCH: http://youtu.be/WWpfCRDFr-A FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2014 Santander, Spain – In light and tricky weather […]
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ISAF Worlds, Day 6: Buckingham Into Medal Race, 470’s Stay Consistent

Pictured: Charlie Buckingham, Laser. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2014 Santander, Spain – Gold fleet competition at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship concluded in the Men’s Laser and Women’s Laser Radial classes, and the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider’s Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) will represent the United States in tomorrow’s medal race. American 470’s also […]
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ISAF Worlds, Day 5: USA 470’s and Lasers Battle at the Top in Santander

Pictured: Stuart McNay and David Hughes, Men’s 470. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2014 Santander, Spain – Day 5 of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships saw US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470 athletes shine on the final day of the qualifying series, while American Lasers continued to battle in the top-10 in gold fleet. Race officials managed to complete the […]
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ISAF Worlds, Day 4: Steady Breeze Eludes Racecourses In Santander

Pictured: Fred Strammer and Zach Brown, 49er. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2014 Santander, Spain – Day 4 saw 1,200+ competitors at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships treated to bright, clear and hot conditions, and though abundant natural beauty was on display in one of Europe’s most picturesque cities, one key ingredient was missing: […]