Author Archives: Will Ricketson

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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: […]
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ISAF Worlds, Day 1: Reineke Takes A Win In The Laser Radial

Pictured: Erika Reineke, Laser Radial. September 12, 2014 Santander, Spain – After over a year of planning and preparention, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes began racing at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain. The only two classes to have races scheduled on Day 1 were the Men’s Laser and Women’s Laser Radial, […]
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The Medalist Newsletter, Your Guide to Olympic Sailing

The Medalist is out! We are in championship season, and the biggest Olympic sailing event of the year begins tomorrow at the ISAF World Championships in Santander, Spain. READ: http://bit.ly/1qHG82QThe Medalist, September Issue: http://bit.ly/1qHG82Q Subscribe: http://eepurl.com/EZH6D Featured In This Issue: – SANTANDER WORLDS: The Biggest Event Before Rio 2016 – VIEW FROM RIO, by Charlie McKee – SNAPSHOTS: […]
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ISAF Sailing World Championships 2014: USA Preview

Pictured: Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha, Women’s 470 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider to Compete at ISAF Sailing World Championships September 10, 2014 Santander, Spain – The best talent in the sailing world has gathered in Santander, Spain for the most significant regatta in advance of the 2016 Olympic Games. Combining the peak events for […]

Paige Railey to Miss the 2014 ISAF Sailing Worlds Due to Injury

September 5, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – After sustaining a biking injury while riding close to her home, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athlete Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) will be unable to compete at the upcoming ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain. The 2012 Olympian, Laser Radial world champion and ISAF Rolex World Sailor of […]
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IFDS Worlds: USA Qualifies for Rio 2016 in 2.4mR, SKUD-18 Classes

Pictured: Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Cindy Walker (Portsmouth, R.I.), SKUD-18, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – The 2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship has come to a close, and the United States has qualified for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in the 2.4mR and SKUD-18 classes. […]
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USA Fighting for Rio 2016 Berths: IFDS Worlds Day 5 Report

Pictured: Daniel Evans (Miami, Fla.), 2.4mR class, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – The IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship is closing in on a dramatic conclusion as teams from around the world race to win the first country berths awarded for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio […]
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2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship, Day 4

Pictured: Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Cindy Walker (Portsmouth, R.I.), SKUD-18 class, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Day 4 of the 2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship was a challenging one for race officials at Paralympic sailing’s premier annual event. The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and […]
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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 […]