FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 25, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing Team Sperry adaptive athletes have arrived in Melbourne, Australia for Paralympic sailing’s premier annual event, the Para World Sailing Championships. In addition to being a key test of skill against the world’s top medal contenders, the event will also serve as part of the
US Paralympic Sailing Team Head Coach Betsy Alison (second from left) with London 2012 silver medalists Jen French (left), J.P. Creignou (right) and Team Leader Lee Icyda (second from right). Photo: Will Ricketson/US Sailing. Sanya, China – Betsy Alison (USA) has been awarded the ISAF President’s Development Award for her outstanding achievement in the
Pictured on left: 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds silver medalist and returning 2015 team member Quinn Wilson (Ojai, Calif., 29er class) and previous crew Riley Gibbs (Long Beach, Calif.). Photo: Neuza Aires Pereira/ISAF. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing has named thirteen athletes to its 2015 ISAF Youth World Championships Team. The premier youth event
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has released amended selection procedures for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team (Sailing) for events selected for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games. In addition, the OSC has released Rio 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team (Sailing) selection procedures. “Several of the classes did not schedule
The action was intense in Oyster Bay on the third and final day of the 2015 U.S. Match Racing Championship, hosted by Oakcliff Sailing. Dave Perry continues to make history at this premiere match racing event by adding his name to the Prince of Wales Bowl for the fifth time. Perry announced that this would be his final U.S. Match Racing Championship at the awards ceremony.
The top 49er team in the country showed their diversity this weekend and captured one of US Sailing’s most intriguing championships. Brad Funk and Trevor Burd successfully acclimated to VX One to win the Championship of Champions, hosted by Gulfport Yacht Club.
Charlie Enright and Mark Towill, the youngest contestants and leaders of the American entry in the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race, will share the inside story of their first around-the-world campaign as featured presenters at the Sailing Leadership Forum 2016.
Pictured: Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.), Women’s 470 gold medalists at the 2015 Olympic Test Event. Photo: Onne van der Wal/US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – US Sailing Team Sperry Women’s 470 athletes Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha
Rio Olympic Test Event (Sailing): Heartbreak for Railey In Radial, Buckingham Ends Laser Charge In 7th
Pictured: Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), Laser Radial. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – When you to commit to sailing at the Olympic level, adversity is unavoidable as you compete against the world’s best. On Day Seven of the 2015 Rio Olympic Test Event, the US Sailing Team Sperry experienced its fair share
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The stage has been set at the 2015 Rio Olympic Test Event, and US Sailing Team Sperry athletes will begin competing in medal races tomorrow (Friday, August 21). American sailors Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) and Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) are both in position
Rio Olympic Test Event (Sailing): USA Women’s 470 Leads, Americans Excel In Men’s 470, Laser, Radial
Pictured: Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha, Women’s 470. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – After a fifth day of racing at the the 2015 Rio Olympic Test Event, the US Sailing Team Sperry continues to compete well against the world’s best. With solid scores recorded in the Men’s 470, Women’s
Pictured: Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), Laser Radial FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The absence of wind for the majority of the day made life difficult for competitors and regatta officials alike on day four of the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro. Only four fleets completed any races, including the
Pictured: Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.), Regatta Leaders, Men’s 470. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Day Three of racing at the 2015 Olympic Test Event brought light winds on all courses along with solid scores for the US Sailing Team Sperry. American sailors achieved single-digit finishes in
Pictured: Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.), Men’s 470, US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The second day of competition at the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2015 (Olympic Test Event) saw the debut races of six more classes, and US Sailing Team Sperry athletes now
Pictured: Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.), Laser. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 15, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Light air greeted 339 sailors from 52 nations during the first day of racing at the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2015, which is serving as the second and final test event before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Helmsmen Michael Easton and Ravi Parent went head-to-head this weekend in their Formula 18 catamarans at the 43rd Buzzards Bay Regatta. For the first time in history, the U.S. Multihull Championship for the Hobie Alter Trophy was decided at this historic New England Regatta.
The 2015 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships, hosted by Wianno Yacht Club, wrapped up on Thursday with one race in each of the three championship fleets.
Osterville, Mass. (August 5, 2015) – All three Championship fleets finished another three races on Nantucket Sound Wednesday afternoon. Thursday represents an opportunity for over 100 young sailors to improve their position in the standings and work on their skills and teamwork at the 2015 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships. Following a morning postponement due
Pictured: The 2015 US Rio Olympic Test Event Sailing Team. Back Row (left to right): Brad Funk, Caleb Paine, Trevor Burd, Dave Hughes, Charlie Buckingham, and Matthew Whitehead. Front Row: Paige Railey, Briana Provancha, Helena Scutt, Annie Haeger, Paris Henken, Sarah Newberry, Carson Crain, and Stu McNay. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 5, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Friday featured another day of fantastic Laser sailing on Little Egg Harbor Bay for the competitors at the Laser U.S. National Championships and U.S. Singlehanded Championships.