Pictured: Men’s 470 regatta leaders Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.), US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2016 Miami, Fla. – While light and tricky conditions remained prevalent on the second day of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, American sailors and US Sailing Team Sperry athletes continued
Pictured:  Brad Funk (Clearwater, Fla.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.), 49er, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Jen Edney. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2016 Miami, Fla. – Light and variable winds challenged the international fleet of over 500 boats on the first day of Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, and threw tough tactical choices
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2016 Miami, Florida – With just under 200 days to go until the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the series of regattas used to select the 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team will start tomorrow (January 25, 2016) with Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella. In eight
By Josh Adams, Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing The US Sailing Team Sperry is riding momentum toward Rio de Janeiro as we enter the 2016 Games year. A review of the team’s highlight performances in 2015 reveals a group of Olympic and Paralympic athletes with improved prospects on the Games stage. US 470 teams
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – With 200 days remaining until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, has named 21 of America’s best sailors to the 2016 US Sailing Team Sperry, the national sailing team. While the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams, which
Steve Benjamin and Annie Haeger today were named US Sailing’s 2015 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year. These two sailors, at different stages of their sailing careers, amassed a year to remember and will be recognized as the best of 2015.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing announced today that U.S. Olympian and World Champion Molly Vandemoer (Stanford, Calif.) has joined the staff of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) as Program Manager. In this role, Vandemoer will work with sailors, families, coaches, host organizations and youth sailing stakeholders to assist with the
Pictured: I420 gold medalists Will Logue (Cos Cob, Conn.) and Bram Brakman (Darien, Conn.), at center. Photo: Christophe Launay/ISAF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 5, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – The US Sailing Youth Worlds Team concluded a successful event in Langkawi, Malaysia, where American sailors secured a victory in the boy’s International 420 class and finished in the
Pictured: I420 leaders Will Logue (Cos Cob, Conn.) and Bram Brakman (Darien, Conn.). Photo: Christophe Launay/ISAF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 1, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s ISAF Youth Worlds Team has submitted strong results after four days of racing at the 2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Langkawi, Malaysia. Five American boats are currently battling
Pictured: ODP sailors Alie Toppa (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and Liza Toppa (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) at a US Sailing Youth Worlds Team Training Camp in Miami, Florida. Photo: Christos Epperson, Archangel Films FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) has released the 2016 ODP event schedule, which includes the training camps, clinics and regattas that
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – US adaptive athletes completed racing at the 2015 Para World Sailing Championships in Melbourne, Australia on December 3, an event with important implications for the 2016 US Paralympic Sailing Team. In addition to being Paralympic sailing’s premier event for 2015, the regatta also served as part
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) today announced that the nomination period has opened for the 2015 US Sailing Coach of the Year Awards. The OSC will honor American coaches in five categories who have done outstanding work at the youth, national and international levels. The awards are a part
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
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: TeamUSA.org 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