Portsmouth, R.I. (August 31, 2015) – In this week’s episode of “The Beat”, Katy Nastro takes us to Annapolis, Maryland as we highlight Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB). CRAB’s mission is to make the therapeutic benefits of sailing and the freedom it provides a reality for physically and/or developmentally-challenged individuals and their families regardless of

Created with flickr slideshow.     SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 29, 2015) – Saturday’s final day of racing capped a fun week of good competition and quality instruction for these inspiring athletes at the 2015 U.S. Disabled Sailing Championship, hosted by the Southwestern Yacht Club. In the end it was the team of Ryan Porteous

Portsmouth, R.I. (August 27, 2015) – US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, and Sunsail, a vacation industry leader in sailing and watersports, have agreed on a new multi-year sponsorship deal. Sunsail will continue to be an official sponsor of US Sailing. “US Sailing and Sunsail share a strong passion for sailing,” said

US Sailing Awards Hanson Rescue Medals to Crew on Light O Mobile and Larry Goolsby PORTSMOUTH, RI (August 24, 2015) – The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee will award the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medals to a sailboat’s crew and to a skipper of another capsized sailboat for their heroic efforts displayed during a

Newport Beach, Calif. (August 16, 2015 ) – Newport Beach offered another spectacular backdrop for match racing once again this weekend, as the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship came to a climactic finish on Sunday. Janel Zarkowsky and Nicole Breault clashed in a winner-take-all final series after Sunday’s semifinal knock-out round and two round robin

Newport Beach, Calif. (August 12, 2015 ) – The Newport Beach, California area will once again play host to a major match racing event. The Newport Harbor Yacht Club will host the 2015 edition of the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship this Friday, August 14 through Sunday, August 16. Seven talented teams of four will

Sailors are often required to sign release of claims agreements when they register for regattas. The following analysis is designed to clarify what language is acceptable and what is not. Indemnification and hold harmless agreements are prohibited in The Racing Rules of Sailing. For a more detailed discussion, please refer to the Indemnification section of

Portsmouth, R.I. (August 11, 2015) – Katy comes to us from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in this episode of “The Beat” to visit with the kids racing at the USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival, hosted by Community Sailing of Colorado in Denver. Also, a few lucky young sailors went on a field trip to

Portsmouth, R.I. (August 6, 2015) – The 43rd Buzzards Bay Regatta, hosted by New Bedford Yacht Club, will once again play host to a bevy of outstanding racing in 12 highly competitive classes this Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9. For the first time in history, the U.S. Multihull Championship for the Hobie Alter

Pictured: Olympic sailing’s Medal Race Course in Rio de Janeiro. by Josh Adams, Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing On August 5, as we mark the 365-day countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, US Sailing Team Sperry athletes will be working on final preparations for this summer’s Olympic Test Event, formally known as the Aquece

Portsmouth, R.I. (August 5, 2015) – The National On-Water Skills Standard Grant Management Team is pleased to announce the establishment of a national recognition program for On-Water Skills Standard Evaluators recognized by the US Coast Guard. On-Water Skills Standard Evaluators who complete a targeted skills training program and meet minimum boating safety instruction educational experience will

Osterville, Mass. (August 4, 2015) – Tuesday’s weather in Cape Cod, and in most of Southern England, featured a line-up of variety from morning ominous thunderstorms to a sun-splashed afternoon on the waters of Nantucket Sound. Sailors racing on the second day of competition at the 2015 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships experienced a tremendous

Osterville, Mass. (August 3, 2015) – The 2015 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships is underway this week for four days of racing at one of the country’s most preeminent maritime venues – Cape Cod. The Wianno Yacht Club in Osterville, Mass. will host this year’s championships that feature a talented collection of the top young

Portsmouth, R.I. (July 22, 2015) – Katy Nastro takes you off the traditional sailing path from Martha’s Vineyard in this week’s episode of “The Beat”. Katy takes a lesson in Kiteboarding with Rob Douglas, one of the fastest sailors in the world. And it’s all about fun and games, as Katy gets wet and wild

Brant Beach, N.J. (July 20, 2015) – A strong fleet comprised of experienced Laser class sailors with impressive resumes combined with a new infusion of talented men and women will be at the forefront of this week’s U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championships, held in conjunction with the Laser Class U.S. National Championship. The men’s Laser Full

Rochester, N.Y. (July 19, 2015) – The fleet of 30 Laser Radial sailors put on quite a show this weekend on Lake Ontario at the 2015 U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship, hosted by the Rochester Yacht Club. In the end, it was Louisa Nordstrom (Osprey, Fla.) who held back several worthy contenders throughout the three

Rochester, N.Y. (July 15, 2015) – The Rochester Yacht Club (RYC) has a long history of hosting outstanding racing events for adult and youth in a variety of classes and formats. The RYC welcomes 30 top young sailors under the age of 19 this week at the 2015 U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship for the

Several sailors were in position to contend for qualification spots on the US Sailing Team Sperry Youth World Team as they entered Friday’s final set of races at the 2015 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships. Excitement was in the air and the breeze on Mount Hope Bay and Narragansett Bay cooperated, which made for some great racing.

Pictured: Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), a Pan American Games gold and bronze medalist in the Laser Radial class. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 10, 2015 Toronto, Canada – All fourteen members of the Toronto 2015 US Pan American Sailing Team have gathered on the shores of Lake Ontario as preparation continues for the Pan Am Games regatta,

Thursday marked the second half of the 2015 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships and represented a prime opportunity for contenders to make a run to the top of the standings and for leaders to extend their advantage on their respective fleets.

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