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,
          BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (July 10, 2016) – Sarah Burn and Patricia Gerli tamed the fleet of 29 Club 420s this week to earn the U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship for the Ida Lewis Trophy. This year’s championship was decided on the waters of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast and hosted by Bay-Waveland
          MENTOR-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio (July 8, 2016) – A strong fleet comprised of experienced singlehanded sailors 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 2016 Laser Class U.S. National Championships. Sailors eligible for
          U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship – 2016 Preview BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (July 7, 2016) – The U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship for the Ida Lewis Trophy will be decided on the waters of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast this weekend. The Bay-Waveland Yacht Club will host this US Sailing National Championship
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (June 13, 2016) – US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, and The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company, have agreed on a new multi-year sponsorship extension. The Moorings has been an official sponsor of US Sailing since 2012. “US Sailing and The Moorings share a strong passion for sailing,”
Pictured: Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Maureen McKinnon (Marblehead, Mass.) in Medemblik, The Netherlands.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 30, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. –  Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Maureen McKinnon (Marblehead, Mass.) have earned selection to the Rio 2016 U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team based on the results of the US Sailing Paralympic Athlete Selection Series in the two-person keelboat. This will be the
Pictured: Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Maureen McKinnon (Marblehead, Mass.) racing on day 3 in the SKUD-18 fleet. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2016 Medemblik, the Netherlands – Competitors at the 2016 Para World Sailing Championships (May 24-28) / Delta Lloyd Regatta experienced a light-air affair on Day 3 of racing, but regatta officials managed to conduct a full day of racing in
Pictured: Sonar leaders Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine), Sonar. Photo Sander van der Borch / Delta Lloyd Regatta. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2016 Medemblik, the Netherlands – Racing is complete on Day Two of the 2016 Para World Sailing Championships (May 24-28), an event running in tandem this year with the Delta
Pictured: Athletes named to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams at the Golden Spinnaker Gala in New York. Photo © US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sailing Foundation of New York’s 2016 Golden Spinnaker Gala Raises $252,000 for U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams World-Renowned Sailor Ken Read Serves as Master of Ceremonies –
As the summer approaches, and yacht clubs and community sailing centers are organizing their youth programs, US Sailing would like to share with you the wide range of program options we offer junior sailors to experience and enjoy sailing. Growing Youth Sailing Together Youth sailing programs are organized at the local level by you, the
A Q&A with Sailing Industry Leaders Rich Jepsen and Larry Ledgerwood Sailing organizations of all types and sizes, regardless of resources, are routinely faced with the task of recruiting, organizing and motivating staff and volunteers to collectively align behind greater organizational initiatives. Considering this task prompts some questions. How do our organizational goals align with
We know that race organizers often have a hard time finding officials to run, judge and umpire local and regional events… and we want to help solve that problem. One of our most important functions is training volunteers to support your racing, from a casual Wednesday night series to a national championship.  We’re here to
Pictured: Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.), Men’s 470, US Sailing Team Sperry.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2016 Hyères, France – US Sailing Team Sperry athletes competed in front of a global digital  audience on the final day of Sailing World Cup Hyères (April 27 – May 1), and won two medal races against the world’s best. American
Pictured: Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine), Paralympic Sonar, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2016 Hyères, France – Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine) won bronze for the US Sailing Team Sperry on Day 4
Pictured: Dee Smith, 2.4mR class. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2016 Hyères, France – Dee Smith (Annapolis, Md.) has won selection to the Rio 2016 U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team based on the results of the US Sailing Paralympic Athlete Selection Series in the 2.4mR one-person keelboat. Smith (63) is a veteran of the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Maxi competition and
Pictured: Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine), Paralympic Sonar, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2016 Hyères, France – The US Sailing Team Sperry Sonar Team of Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine) moved to the