UPDATE: New Zealand sailors Olivia Mackay and Micah Wilkinson were crowned the World Champions in the first-ever Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final. Race organizers were forced to cancel the final round due to winds gusting to 35 knots. Earlier results in the regatta’s high-level racing were used to determine the outcome.
Hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club on San Francisco Bay, this US Sailing National Championship truly challenged the fleet of ten J/22 sailboats. In the end it was the experience, local knowledge and preparation of the team representing the Northern California Yachting Association/St. Francis Yacht Club who came out on top.
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Legendary racer and sailing advocate, John B. “Jim” Kilroy (May 1, 1922 – September 29, 2016), passed away Thursday night at the age of 94. US Sailing had the opportunity to work closely with Mr. Kilroy over the past several years in developing the Reach Initiative.
Pictured: Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J., left), Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine, center) and Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla., right) secure silver at Rio 2016. Photo: Thomas Lovelock © OIS/IOC. Photo Gallery of USA Sonar FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – With a victory in the final race of the event, U.S. Paralympic Team sailors Rick Doerr (Clifton,
Pictured: Rick Doerr, Brad Kendell and Hugh Freund, Sonar Class, on Friday. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – With the completion of Friday’s races, one day of competition remains at the Rio 2016 Paralympic regatta. Team USA will enter Saturday’s final races in contention for medals in the three-person Sonar and one-person 2.4mR
Pictured: Rick Doerr, Brad Kendell and Hugh Freund, Sonar Class. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing competition brought a second consecutive day of ideal weather conditions, and Team USA capitalized with a competitive performance in all three classes. With two days of
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – A strong breeze filled in early on the third day of racing at the 2016 Paralympic Games sailing competition, providing an exciting change of pace for the adaptive athletes in the Sonar, SKUD-18 and 2.4mR fleets. Team USA made gains in two classes on
Pictured: Doerr, Kendell and Freund (Sonar) racing on Tuesday. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – All three fleets at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games sailing competition were challenged with a long postponement and tricky weather conditions on Day Two of racing on Guanabara Bay. After being cleared to launch shortly after 2:00PM local
Pictured: Dee Smith, 2.4mR class. Photo: Richard Langdon / World Sailing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Team USA scored solid results on the first day of racing at the Rio 2016 Paralympic sailing competition, with all three American boats in a top-six position in their fleets. The eighty international competitors were
Pictured: Team USA training on Guanabara Bay in Rio on Sunday. Photo: Richard Langdon / World Sailing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Monday will see the opening races of the Rio 2016 Paralympic sailing competition, and six American athletes will compete in three classes over the next six days. The U.S. Sailing
WATCH: The Rio Report / N.14 – A Message From The Leaders – US Sailing Team Leader Josh Adams and High Performance Director Charlie McKee give their full Olympic wrap-up after the closing ceremony and conclusion of Olympic competition in Rio de Janeiro. September 7, 2016 Reflections on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team by Josh
Pictured: Maximo Nores (USA) competing in the Boy’s Board (RS:X) class at the Youth Worlds. Christophe Launay/World Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has updated the selection procedures for American athletes seeking to compete at the 2016 Youth Sailing World Championship, set to be held in Auckland, New
Communal experience as a team and college sailing experience in shifty winds paid dividends for Clemmie Everett (Rye, N.Y.) and her crew, who took home the Bengt Julin Trophy for winning the 2016 International Women’s Keelboat Championship at American Yacht Club.
WATCH: The Rio Report / N.11 – The Man Behind Five Medals – With racing cancelled for the day due to light winds we grabbed Team USA sailing coach Luther Carpenter for a quick chat about guiding Caleb Paine to a Bronze medal in Rio and his own Olympic history. Carpenter has now coached American athletes to
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – For the second consecutive day, conditions at the Rio 2016 Olympic sailing event were defined by high, steady breeze with large swells on the ocean racing areas, and flat water with unpredictable weather on the Guanabara Bay courses. Team USA athletes experienced a wide range
Video: After four years of preparation, the U.S Olympic Sailing Team is ready to go. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 7, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Monday, August 8 will see the opening races of the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing competition, with 380 athletes from 66 nations ready to put four years of intense preparation
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will feature unprecedented coverage of sailing for fans in the United States. Between NBC’s world-class television and online programming, US Sailing’s multi-channel coverage, and comprehensive daily email reports sent directly to fans, anyone hoping to follow the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team will have a better view than during any previous Olympics. For more details on how to follow the action, check out the US Sailing Team’s viewing guide.
From left: Chase Burwell, ODP Travel Team Coach Brendan Casey, Sophia Reineke, Anna Weiss, Henry Marshall, Christina Sakellaris, and ODP Travel Team Coach Rulo Borojovich. Photo: Cathy Sakellaris/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30th, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – Henry Marshall (Newton, Mass.) has won the 2016 Laser Radial Youth World Championship, held at Royal St George Yacht Club in
After over a year of production, the Uncharted Waters film, presented by Sunbrella, seeks to inspire new fans of sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – July 4th, 2016 will see the worldwide premier of Uncharted Waters, Presented by Sunbrella, a feature-length film exploring the challenges, triumphs, and motivations of US Sailing Team Sperry athletes, as well as the profound beauty of the sport