VIDEO: In Pursuit Of A Dream

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 by

Have you ever taken a leap of faith? Left the safety of shore just for the chance – the hope – that one day you will look back and it will all be worth it? Begin the journey alongside the US Sailing Team Sperry at UNCHARTED WATERS, and watch the odyssey unfold. Here’s a sneak

Source: Two-time Olympian Zach Railey is a well-known U.S. sailor who won a silver medal in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the Finn class. Captain of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team, Railey is an accomplished businessman, in addition to his sailing. This week, he is one of three U.S. sailors competing in

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 11, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – For a second consecutive Olympic quadrennium, American Yacht Club  has chosen to stand with the US Sailing Team Sperry as a Gold Medal Partner Club. This status is reserved for clubs that support the team with contributions of $100,000 or more. In September 2015, American Yacht

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

  Pictured: Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.), US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Sailing Energy. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – For the second consecutive year, the US Sailing Team Sperry’s Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.) have won bronze at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in

by Leandro Spina, Youth Development Director, US Sailing US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) is not just a new youth program, but a fundamental shift in how we develop high-performance sailing talent in the United States. With that in mind, we are very pleased with how the first year of such a large new project

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

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

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

  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.

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

Pictured: Justin Coplan (Nyack, N.Y.), Caroline Patten (Barnegat Light, N.J.) and Danielle Prior (Mechanicsburg, Penn.), Toronto 2015 Lightning silver medalists.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sunday, July 19, 2015 Toronto, Canada – The sailing events of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games came to a close on Sunday, with the final medal races and awards ceremonies of the event

Pictured: Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla., center) won her third career Pan American Games medal in the Laser Radial, and her second gold. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, July 18, 2015 Toronto, Canada – Team USA won a gold medal in the Laser Radial and took home bronze in the RS:X (Women) and 49erFX classes on the first of

Pictured: Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) will try to win her third Pan American Games medal on Saturday, July 18. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 17, 2015 Toronto, Canada – The field of medal race competitors was determined in each fleet on Friday (Day Six) at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. The United States secured a place on