By Belle Strachan. Photos by Ryan Schack. (LONG BEACH, CALIF.) A new wave of young US talent is hitting the water, and ready to go up against the best in the world. The 2017 29er World Championship, hosted by Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach, Calif., brought together 129 teams from sixteen different countries.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing Team Nacra 17 athlete and Rio 2016 U.S. Olympian Bora Gulari (Detroit, Mich.) suffered an injury during a training incident on Wednesday, as he and teammate Helena Scutt (Kirkland, Wash.) were preparing for the upcoming Nacra 17 World Championship (September 5-10, 2017) in La Grande
Following strong performances on the international racing circuit this summer, five athletes have been added to the 2017 US Sailing Team roster. Steph Roble and Maggie Shea have been added in the women's 49erFX, Chris Rast and Trevor Burd have been named in the men's 49er, and Haddon Hughes has joined the team in the women's Laser Radial class.
Pictured: Erika Reineke, Laser Radial. Photo: Sailing Energy / Jesús Renedo. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 13, 2017 Aarhus, Denmark – The US Sailing Team secured medals in three classes at this week’s Aarhus Sailing Week 2017 in Denmark, the test event for the 2018 Sailing World Championships. Aarhus 2018 will be a multi-class Worlds, and the premier
Pictured: Nacra 15’s racing at the recently-completed 2017 U.S. Youth Sailing Championship in Corpus Christi, Texas. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing has released details of the athlete selection process for the 2018 U.S. Youth Olympic Sailing Team. Held every four years, the Youth Olympic Games (Buenos Aires 2018) will be the
July 26, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) is offering support to American sailors competing at top international events this summer through four ODP Travel Teams, which will compete at the Laser and Laser Radial U21 Worlds, the Laser Radial Youth Worlds, The Laser Radial Worlds (Open) and the recently-completed 49er
  Pictured: Members of the 2017 U.S. Youth Worlds Team gathered with Chief of U.S. Olympic Sailing Malcolm Page (left) at the conclusion of the 2017 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships in Corpus Christi, Texas. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing has named fourteen athletes to its 2017 Youth Sailing World Championship Team. The
Watch: The Men’s Laser Medal Race in Santander (replay).  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – The US Sailing Team’s Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) took home bronze at the Sailing World Cup Final (June 4-11, 2017) in Santander, Spain. Narrowly missing out on the podium were Men’s 470 duo Stu McNay (Providence,
  Pictured: Buckingham (left), celebrates with fellow medalists Elliot Hanson of Great Britain and Matthew Wearn of Australia. Credit Klaas Wiersma Media. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 28, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – The US Sailing Team’s Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) earned a silver medal in the men’s one-person Laser event at the 2017 Delta Lloyd Regatta, a top-level
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing and Helly Hansen, a global leader in sailing apparel, have announced a new partnership to support the US Sailing Team. Helly Hansen has been named as the exclusive apparel provider for national team sailors through 2020. “As US Sailing Team athletes compete around the world, it is of critical importance that they are equipped with the best technical
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing today announced a revision to the athlete selection procedures for American RS:X board sailing athletes aiming to represent the United States at the 2017 Youth Sailing World Championships in Sanya, China (December 9-16, 2017). The premier event in youth sailing, and a proven pathway for future Olympic medalists, over 400 sailors from approximately 60 nations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing today released a new logo for the US Sailing Team, which will adorn national team athletes during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic quadrennium and beyond. The top sailors and teams in each Olympic class are selected annually for the national team roster. US Sailing helps these athletes with financial, logistical, coaching, technical,
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2017 Oyster Bay, New York – Today, Oakcliff Sailing announced the Oakcliff Triple Crown Series, a groundbreaking plan to reward athletes for their hard work and provide significant financial resources to assist them in achieving Olympic success. The Triple Crown Series will consist of up to six regattas to be
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing today named veteran business consultant and former 470 athlete Jim Campbell (Stoughton, Wisc.) as Chief Business Officer of U.S. Olympic Sailing. Campbell will be the first CBO in the US Sailing Team’s history, and will be focused on connecting needed funding to athletes, building a new performance system and helping
Pictured: The 2017 US Sailing Team will feature a mixture of newcomers and returning veterans such as Rio 2016 Olympians Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla., above). Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, has named 18 Olympic-class athletes
Pictured: US Sailing Team athletes will benefit from Marlow’s innovative products on racecourses around the world. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – The US Sailing Team today announced a partnership with Marlow Ropes, a world leader in the development and manufacture of performance yachting rope. Effective immediately, Marlow will be the official rope supplier
Pictured: 2016 US Sailing National Coach of the Year Mike Ingham (Rochester, N.Y. second from left) with Rio 2016 Paralympic medalists Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine). FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I.- After receiving nominations from the public in the final months of 2016, US Sailing’s Olympic
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing today announced that following an annual review and resulting team reorganization, two-time Olympic medalist Charlie McKee (Bend, Ore.) will step down as High Performance Director for the US Sailing Team after working to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities. McKee has orchestrated the national
Above: Watch the full replay of Sunday’s Medal Race action in Miami. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2017 Miami, Fla. – The final five medal races were held at World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella (January 22-29, 2017) on Sunday, capping off a successful 28th year of North America’s premier Olympic classes regatta. U.S. Olympians Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes
Above: Watch the full replay of Saturday’s Medal Race action in Miami. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2017 Miami, Fla. – Five of the ten scheduled medal races took place on Saturday at World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella (January 22-29, 2017), with US Sailing Team boats competing in the Men’s 49er and Nacra 17 classes as