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

WATCH: The Rio Report / N.12 – Veterans and Newcomers Reflect – Team USA veterans Stu McNay and Dave Hughes finish strong in Rio with one of the best performances of their career while Olympic newcomers Paris Henken and Helena Scutt review the experience of their first Games. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2016 Rio de

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

WATCH: The Rio Report – Podium for Paine: First time Olympian Caleb Paine claims the Bronze medal in the Finn Class for Team USA. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Tuesday was an emotional thrill ride for U.S. Sailing Team athletes, staff and fans alike as the action at the Rio 2016 Olympic

Pictured: Caleb Paine after securing Bronze at Rio 2016. Photo: Amory Ross/US Sailing Team. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – U.S. Olympic Team sailor Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) has won a bronze medal in the Finn class, the Men’s Heavyweight Dinghy. Rio 2016 is the first career Olympic Games appearance for

WATCH: The Rio Report – N.9 – Day 8 day ended with a gale but the 49er and 49erFX classes managed to score three races apiece on the ocean courses outside Guanabara Bay. Hear from 49er crew Joe Morris on how he and skipper Thomas Barrows are sailing so far, and the 49erFX team of Paris

  WATCH: The Rio Report – N.8 – Day 7 of the Olympic regatta was a good one for Team USA with Bora Gulari and Louisa Chafee punching a ticket to the Nacra 17 medal race, and Caleb Paine doing the same in the Finn class. Additionally, both Men’s and Women’s 470s put up pairs of

WATCH: The Rio Report – N.7 – With his 10-6 scoreline on Day 6 Charlie Buckingham did almost everything he needed to in order to make the Laser’s top-ten Medal Race. With 109 points he tied for tenth but lost the tiebreaker based on best-race finishes. Ever-positive, Charlie reflects on a very successful four days of

WATCH: The Rio Report – N.6, Mid-Olympics Update FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Day 5 of the sailing competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games was a momentous one, as the RS:X fleets concluded full-fleet competition, the opening races for the Men’s 49er and Women’s 49erFX high-performance skiffs were held, and the

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The sailing venue at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games continues to surprise and challenge hundreds of the world’s best athletes and coaches with unpredictable weather, and the third day of competition featured the toughest racing yet. Light winds in the early afternoon gave way to rain on the

WATCH: The Rio Report / N.3 – Battling the Conditions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 9, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Rio 2016 Olympic sailing athletes got their first taste of light air conditions on Day 2 of racing on Guanabara Bay, with the early races in each of the five currently-active classes being defined by

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