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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

  THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT!  THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS PURCHASED TICKETS!   If you are still interested in making a donation, you can use the Donation link below. ******************************* Come sail with the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, and enjoy cocktails, dinner and an auction for items such as a VIP trip […]

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 […]

Day 2: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014

Hyères, France (April 22, 2014) – US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470′s continue to have a strong showing in Hyères, as breezes in the mid-teens and waves up to 4 feet returned to the venue of the final ISAF Sailing World Cup event of 2014. Regatta leaders Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, […]

Day 1: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014

Hyères, France (April 21, 2014) – The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider enjoyed a strong start to the final event in the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup series, with American athletes currently in the top ten in the Men’s and Women’s 470, Laser Radial, and Finn. The Women’s 470 team of Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and […]

US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Hyères Preview 2014

Hyères, France (April 16, 2014) – After a short break following the completion of ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca in Spain, the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider will be in action again April 21-26 at the upcoming World Cup event in Hyères, France. A strong American contingent of over 30 athletes will compete in nine […]

US Olympic Sailing Committee Selects 2013 National Coach of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – After collecting nominations earlier in 2014, the US Olympic sailing Committee (OSC) has selected Mark Ivey (Tiburon, Calif.) as US Sailing’s National Coach of the Year for 2013. Ivey was instrumental to the World Championship victory of US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Brian Porter […]

Remembering Bob Billingham, Sailor and Leader

Sailing lost a true caretaker of the sport last week when Bob Billingham passed away after a long and valiant fight against cancer. Bob touched many in sailing through his decades of dedication across different areas of the sport, most notably the America’s Cup and the Olympics. Speaking for several generations of US Sailing Team […]

Day 6: ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014

Palma de Mallorca, Spain (April 5, 2014) – The final day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca saw both US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470 teams compete in medal races in light and unsteady conditions. Reserved for the top ten overall competitors in each class, medal races present a different set of challenges to sailors who compete […]

Day 5: ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014

Palma de Mallorca, Spain (April 4, 2014) – With medal race berths on the line, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470 athletes rose to the challenge on Day 5 at ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca. Facing exclusion from the medal race, and with their backs against the wall, the US Men’s 470 team of Stu McNay (Providence, R.I) […]

Day 4: ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014

Day 4: ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014 Palma de Mallorca, Spain (April 4, 2014) – While the first three days of racing featured inconsistent breezes across all course areas of ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, Day 4 delivered wind speeds over 25 knots, and swells in excess of 8 feet. The challenging conditions tested not only sailors, but […]

Day 2: ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014

Palma de Mallorca, Spain (April 1, 2014) - Light air returned to Palma de Mallorca on Day 2 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca. Most classes launched in the early afternoon, and the breeze built to approximately 10 knots, with bright sunshine and light chop.   US athletes in the top fifteen in their fleets are Annie Haeger and Briana […]

Day 1: ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014

Palma de Mallorca, Spain (March 31, 2014) – US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes were in action today in sunny, cool, and shifty conditions in at ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca (Trofeo Princesa Sofia). The breeze came in around 11:00AM local time, and did not exceed seven knots throughout the day. With qualification spots for […]