Author Archives: Will Ricketson

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2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship: Day 3

Pictured: Daniel Evans (Miami, Fla.) and Charlie Rosenfield (Woodstock, Ct.), 2.4mR class, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Day 3 of the IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship saw all three courses plagued by light and inconsistent wind conditions. The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider had an […]
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2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship: Day 2

Pictured: Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Cindy Walker (Portsmouth, R.I.) on the left, Sarah Everhart-Skeels (Tiverton, R.I.) and Gerry Tiernan (Falmouth, Maine) on the right. SKUD-18 class. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – After a brief delay on the water due to lack of breeze, the collective patience of competitors […]
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2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship: Day 1

Pictured: Bradley Johnson, Sonar, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Racing began on Tuesday at the IFDS World Championship, Paralympic sailing’s premier annual event, and competitors were treated to sunshine and plentiful breeze. Hosted by the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, North America’s oldest sailing club, this event serves […]
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IFDS Worlds Preview: US Paralympic Hopefuls Ready for Racing in Halifax

Pictured: Ryan Porteous and Cindy Walker, SKUD-18 class. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – National sailing teams from around the world have gathered at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the 2014 IFDS World Championships, the premier annual event for Paralympic sailing classes. For the second year in a […]
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YOG: SAILING – Racing Set to Begin at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Pictured: Henry Marshall, Byte CII. Photo: Bob Adam August 14, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. - On Monday August 18, racing will begin at China’s Lake Jinniu, the sailing venue of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG). An event which brings together over 3,800 athletes across 28 sports, the YOG is a world-class athletic competition held every four years. To be eligible to participate, all […]

Rio de Janeiro Olympic Test Event: Final Report

Pictured: Erika Reineke (left) and Paige Railey (right), Laser Radial August 9, 2014 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) concluded on Saturday with US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes finishing in the top 10 in 5 of 10 classes. “We came here with 25 athletes to learn as […]
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Rio de Janeiro Olympic Test Event: Mid-Regatta Report

Pictured: Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.), Laser August 6, 2014 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – As Day 4 of the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) concludes, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes remain focused on absorbing as much knowledge as possible about the 2016 Olympic Games venue during their time in Brazil. Good weather conditions […]
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Racing Begins at Rio Olympic Test Event

Pictured: US 49ers training in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. August 3, 2014 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil –  On Sunday August 3, racing at the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) begins with Rio de Janeiro’s mountainous  skyline and scenery providing a dramatic backdrop. For US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes, the event will provide another […]
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Rio Test Event: US Sailing Team Perspective

by Josh Adams, Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing Next week Rio de Janeiro will be host to the first test event in sailing at Marina da Gloria, the sailing venue for the 2016 Olympic Games. In fact, the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta will be the first test event of all Olympic sports in […]
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USA Wins Silver At ISAF Youth Worlds

July 18, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – Friday marked the final day of racing in Tavira, Portugal at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, and American sailors capped a successful week by winning silver medals in the Laser Radial and 29er classes. In addition, US athletes finished 4th in the SL16 multihull, and 10th in […]
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ISAF Youth Worlds Mid-Event Report

  Haddon Hughes, Laser Radial. Photo: Yvette Eenkema/US Sailing July 16, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – With three days in the books at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, the American contingent looks to continue their strong showing over the final two days of racing in Tavira, Portugal. US athletes are currently in close medal contention in […]
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ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship Preview

July 11, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships are set to begin in Tavira, Portugal, with races being held across eight classes from July 14-18. The US Sailing Youth World Championship Team, comprised of twelve athletes hailing from six states, has arrived onsite and will continue preparations over the next 48 […]
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Golden Spinnaker Regatta and Gala: September 27th

  Come sail with the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, and enjoy cocktails, dinner and an auction for items such as a VIP trip to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and Olympic flags signed by the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams. Guests who purchase the Sponsorship, Gold, Silver or Bronze tables for the […]

US Sailing Selects Team for Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing today announced the selection of Henry Marshall (Auburndale, Mass.) and Maximo Nores (Miami Beach, Fla.) to the 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Team. Marshall will race in the Byte CII boys’ singlehanded event, while Nores will compete on the Techno 293 board in the boys’ […]

Day 6: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014 (Final Report)

Hyères, France (April 21, 2014) – Racing came to a close at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, and smiles were prevalent around the boat parks after a week in which the venue delivered fantastic conditions for six days straight. Over 800 boats and 1000 athletes competed, making the regatta one of the toughest Olympic-level events […]

Day 5: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014

Hyères, France (April 25, 2014) – Gold fleet racing has concluded at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, and the US Sailing Team Sperry Top Sider will compete in four classes in tomorrow’s medal races. In the women’s 470, Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.) need to make up 2 points […]

Day 4: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014

Hyères, France (April 24, 2014) – US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes returned to action on Day 4 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères and enjoyed yet another day of world-class weather in southern France, with breezes in the low teens and consistent sunshine.   In the women’s 470, Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana […]

US Paralympics Awards Grant to US Sailing For Veterans Programs

UNITED STATES SAILING ASSOCIATION, INC. Funding to provide enhanced sport programming for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24th, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), announced that the United States Sailing Association, Inc. (US Sailing) has been selected to receive grant […]

Day 3: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014

Hyères, France (April 23, 2014) – With the start of Gold fleet racing in several classes today at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, the pressure has begun to intensify for the world’s best Olympic-class sailors. Consistent breeze and sunshine returned to the venue for the third consecutive day, showing why Hyères has been been a preferred venue for international high-performance […]