FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – The selection series to determine the members of the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams is well underway, with initial selection events completed in eight of ten Olympic classes, and in all three Paralympic classes. For each class, the selection series is comprised of two
The US Sailing Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal is awarded for bravery on the waterways. PORTSMOUTH, RI (February 1, 2016) – The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee awarded the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medals to eight boats for their heroic efforts when a microburst storm hit the 2015 Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championship, hosted
Pictured: Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.), Men’s 470. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2016 Miami, Fla. – After a lengthy storm delay in Miami, which saw US Sailing Team Sperry Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls restlessly await breeze onshore, all classes completed at least one race on Day Four of Sailing World Cup Miami,
Pictured: Finn regatta leader Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.), US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2016 Miami, Fla. – America’s ascent up the standings continued on the third day of racing at Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, and US Sailing Team Sperry athletes battled light air for a third consecutive day.
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
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
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (January 8, 2016) – The International Women’s Keelboat Championship (IWKC) returns! The revitalized US Sailing Championship, with a new and exciting approach, is aimed at maximizing opportunities for women sailors to participate in high caliber regattas against top international sailors. The American Yacht Club in Rye, N.Y. will host the new IWKC in
This past week our sport was negatively affected by political actions taken by the Malaysian Sailing Association (MSA), a Member National Authority (MNA) of World Sailing (formerly ISAF).
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
The most significant sailing performances of the year are being heralded by US Sailing with the announcement of the 12 men and six women who have been shortlisted for the 2015 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards.
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
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
PORTSMOUTH, RI (November 18, 2015) – The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee has awarded the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medals to a sailboat’s crew for their heroic efforts displayed during the 2014 Newport to Bermuda Race, hosted by the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. The award ceremony and dinner
OLD PULTENEY AND US SAILING ANNOUNCE FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANT FOR MARITIME HEROES AWARD The Maritime Malt Recognizes Remarkable Members Of Sailing Communities Across the Country NEW YORK, NY (November 5, 2015)—Old Pulteney and US Sailing have teamed up once again to honor men and women in sailing communities around the country for their humanitarian
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
100% US Sailing Challenge Kaylie Gallagher is an athlete and staying active is important to her. In high school, Kaylie made it a priority to participate on a sports team every season. She loves to compete and wants to be part of that special camaraderie, so often prevalent in team sports. When she was a