NEWS ALERT US Sailing launched the Sailing Officials Automated Reporting System (SOARS) version 2.0 on Monday, October 24, 2016. US Sailing’s estimated 1,000 certified race officials use SOARS to keep track of their events, courses and continuing education. The system simplifies the process for the race official committees, who manage the certification of officials, to
UPDATE: New Zealand sailors Olivia Mackay and Micah Wilkinson were crowned the World Champions in the first-ever Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final. Race organizers were forced to cancel the final round due to winds gusting to 35 knots. Earlier results in the regatta’s high-level racing were used to determine the outcome.
QUALIFICATION FOR WORLD FOILING FINAL SEES FAVORITES ADVANCE IN CLOSE RACING The foils flew in Newport, USA on Friday, as fifteen national champion teams battled in the first races of the inaugural Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final. The revolutionary sailing competition conceived for youth sailors by double Olympic gold medalists Roman Hagara and Hans
NEWPORT, R.I. (October 20, 2016) — The Red Bull Foiling Generation Event was a significant departure from the norm for Olympic Development Program athletes Quinn Wilson and Riley Gibbs. The boats, the start, the course and the regatta format were all extremely different from the windward/leeward sailing that had been the focus of their campaign
Fifteen national champion teams will compete in the landmark World Final of Red Bull Foiling Generation in Newport, USA on 21-23 October 2016. The innovative competition for talented sailors aged 16-20 is the brainchild of double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher. NEWPORT, RI, USA (16 October 2016) – After a dramatic weekend
US Sailing is seeking 2016 award nominations for individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to move the sport forward. Please take a few minutes to nominate someone extraordinary for their efforts. The following award nominations are being sought: Community Sailing – Due Oct. 30 Education & Training – Due Oct. 30 Disabled
Longtime Teammates Riley Gibbs and Quinn Wilson Take First in Red Bull Foiling Generation US Qualifier NEWPORT, RI (October 16, 2016) – There was drama on the water this weekend as the winds of Newport Harbor were unforgiving in their ebbs and flows for the Red Bull Foiling Generation US Qualifier. After two days of
Red Bull Foiling Generation US Qualifier Day 2 Post-Competition October 15, 2016 Day two of the Red Bull Foiling Generation US Qualifier started this morning with the sun shinning, wind blowing and a very close race. Competition started out with Heat 7, in which all teams had not lost since beginning to race on the
Red Bull Foiling Generation US Qualifier Day 1 Post-Competition October 14, 2016 It was a sunny and chilly day when the Red Bull Foiling Generation US Qualifier got underway around mid-day off the Newport, Rhode Island, USA shoreline. Only pausing for the occasional tourist boat or kite surfer to pass through, heat after heat of
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (October 13, 2016) – From New York Harbor in 2015 to San Francisco Bay in 2016, the revamped and re-charged U.S. Adult Sailing Championship is underway this week, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club, for four exciting days of racing in J/22 sailboats. Competition started on Wednesday for the 10 teams representing
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (October 9, 2016) – The #3 ranked match racer in the country, Nevin Snow (San Diego, Calif.), may be moving up the rankings following this weekend’s triumphant performance in San Diego at the 2016 U.S. Match Racing Championship. The San Diego native earned his first Prince of Wales Bowl in impressive fashion
LAKE BLUFF, Ill. (October 8, 2016) – In his fourth bid to win the Jack Brown Trophy, Paul-Jon Patin (Forest Hills, N.Y.) won the 2016 Championship of Champions, hosted by the Lake Bluff Yacht Club, over three days of racing in the Sunfish class. Patin, who was representing the JY15 class, was the 2016 Sunfish
Pictured: Adams with U.S. Olympian Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) after securing a bronze medal in the Finn at Rio 2016. Photo: Amory Ross/US Sailing Team. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – Josh Adams (Litchfield, Conn.) has decided to step down as Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing after guiding the U.S. Olympic
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (October 7, 2016) – The San Diego Yacht Club will play host to the 49th edition of the U.S. Match Racing Championship this Columbus Day weekend. Ten qualifying teams will go head-to-head for the Prince of Wales Bowl in the J/22 on San Diego Bay. Helms qualified for this national championship through
LAKE BLUFF, Ill. (October 6, 2016) – US Sailing’s Championship of Champions is recognized as one of the more unique adult racing events in the country. All sailors have qualified for this event by winning a one-design class National, North American, or World Championship in the qualifying years (2015 – 2016). These champions will be
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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