US Sailing expresses our heartfelt condolences to John Harrison Doucet and his family for the devastating accident in Gulfport, Miss. on Sunday involving powerlines. Please help support John in his recovery through GoFundMe. This accident is a powerful reminder that powerlines around boating facilities has been a safety risk for years and continues to be.

Terry Kohler, a renowned businessman and passionate sailor, passed away Tuesday at the age of 82. In 2009, Kohler received the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy, US Sailing’s highest honor, for his outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing in the U.S. Kohler was a longtime contributor to the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program, including the US

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

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: 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

Event Website Photo Gallery CARLYLE, Ill. (August 26, 2016) – Catamaran sailing is alive and well on Carlyle Lake. The 2016 U.S. Multihull Championship for the Hobie Alter Trophy, hosted by Carlyle Sailing Association, wrapped up a full week’s worth of racing on Friday. For the first time since 1988, this championship was raced in

2016 U.S. Team Racing Championship – Final Report Event Website Final Standings Photo Gallery SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (August 21, 2016) –Team Trouble, comprised of Charles Higgins (Norfold, Va.), Johnny Norfleet (New York, NY), Isabel Strachan (Annapolis, Md.), Matt Allen (Hamilton, Mass.). Gabriel Smith (Annapolis, Md.) and Arielle Darrow, saved their best for Sunday’s knockout rounds and

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

The 2016 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships, hosted by Mission Bay Yacht Club, came to an exciting conclusion on the third and final day of the regatta. Three new champions were crowned under atypical conditions for Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean racing areas off the coast of San Diego. Final Standings Photo Gallery U.S.

  Sailors Qualify for US Sailing Youth World Team CORONADO, Calif. (August 9, 2016) – An inspired group of talented young sailors embarked on Southern California to engage in four days of racing on San Diego Bay at the 2016 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, hosted by Coronado Yacht Club with support from the San Diego

  Video: After four years of preparation, the U.S Olympic Sailing Team is ready to go.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 7, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Monday, August 8 will see the opening races of the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing competition, with 380 athletes from 66 nations ready to put four years of intense preparation

Sailors Compete for a Spot on Youth World Team CORONADO, Calif. (August 4, 2016) – As our country turns its attention to Rio in support of our talented women and men sailors representing Team USA at the Olympic Games, an impressive collection of young sailors, with Olympic dreams and aspirations of their own, will embark

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (August 3, 2016) – US Sailing, the National Governing Body of the sport, has hired John Pearce as the organization’s Youth Director, following an expansive three month search to fill the new position. The former varsity sailing head coach at George Washington University will lead US Sailing’s Youth Department, with the goal of

July 28, 2016 Houston, Texas – The U.S. National Sailing Team received a rousing send-off from hundreds of junior sailors, families, Olympians and fans at Houston Yacht Club on Wednesday as the team prepares to head to Brazil. The Send-Off Party coincided with the U.S. Optimist Class National Championship, allowing scores of future Team USA hopefuls to

Ready for Rio An open letter to all American sailors from the Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing. July 21, 2016 To friends and supporters of our National Team, On August 5, when the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team lines up to march as part of Team USA in the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony, the athletes

          MENTOR-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio (July 10, 2016) -The race organizers from the Mentor Harbor Yachting Club put the finishing touches on the 2016 Laser Class U.S. National Championships and U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championships on Sunday. The four-day regatta closed out with one more race Sunday, as new champions were crowned. Entering the day,

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