Pictured: Buckingham (left), celebrates with fellow medalists Elliot Hanson of Great Britain and Matthew Wearn of Australia. Credit Klaas Wiersma Media. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 28, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – The US Sailing Team’s Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) earned a silver medal in the men’s one-person Laser event at the 2017 Delta Lloyd Regatta, a top-level
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing and Helly Hansen, a global leader in sailing apparel, have announced a new partnership to support the US Sailing Team. Helly Hansen has been named as the exclusive apparel provider for national team sailors through 2020. “As US Sailing Team athletes compete around the world, it is of critical importance that they are equipped with the best technical
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing today announced a revision to the athlete selection procedures for American RS:X board sailing athletes aiming to represent the United States at the 2017 Youth Sailing World Championships in Sanya, China (December 9-16, 2017). The premier event in youth sailing, and a proven pathway for future Olympic medalists, over 400 sailors from approximately 60 nations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing today released a new logo for the US Sailing Team, which will adorn national team athletes during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic quadrennium and beyond. The top sailors and teams in each Olympic class are selected annually for the national team roster. US Sailing helps these athletes with financial, logistical, coaching, technical,
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2017 Oyster Bay, New York – Today, Oakcliff Sailing announced the Oakcliff Triple Crown Series, a groundbreaking plan to reward athletes for their hard work and provide significant financial resources to assist them in achieving Olympic success. The Triple Crown Series will consist of up to six regattas to be
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing today named veteran business consultant and former 470 athlete Jim Campbell (Stoughton, Wisc.) as Chief Business Officer of U.S. Olympic Sailing. Campbell will be the first CBO in the US Sailing Team’s history, and will be focused on connecting needed funding to athletes, building a new performance system and helping
Pictured: The 2017 US Sailing Team will feature a mixture of newcomers and returning veterans such as Rio 2016 Olympians Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla., above). Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, has named 18 Olympic-class athletes
Pictured: US Sailing Team athletes will benefit from Marlow’s innovative products on racecourses around the world. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – The US Sailing Team today announced a partnership with Marlow Ropes, a world leader in the development and manufacture of performance yachting rope. Effective immediately, Marlow will be the official rope supplier
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing today announced that following an annual review and resulting team reorganization, two-time Olympic medalist Charlie McKee (Bend, Ore.) will step down as High Performance Director for the US Sailing Team after working to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities. McKee has orchestrated the national
Above: Watch the full replay of Sunday’s Medal Race action in Miami. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2017 Miami, Fla. – The final five medal races were held at World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella (January 22-29, 2017) on Sunday, capping off a successful 28th year of North America’s premier Olympic classes regatta. U.S. Olympians Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes
Above: Watch the full replay of Saturday’s Medal Race action in Miami. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2017 Miami, Fla. – Five of the ten scheduled medal races took place on Saturday at World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella (January 22-29, 2017), with US Sailing Team boats competing in the Men’s 49er and Nacra 17 classes as
Pictured: Olympian Louisa Chafee (Warwick, R.I.) and helmsman Riley Gibbs (Long Beach, Calif.), Nacra 17. Photo: Sailing Energy. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2017 Miami, Fla. – World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella (January 22-29, 2017) will see the first medal races of the regatta take place on Saturday. On day four, competition was intense as the final berths in
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2017 Miami, Fla. – World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella (January 22-29, 2017) saw shifty conditions return to Biscayne Bay, but the world-renowned sailing venue nevertheless yielded up a full day of exciting racing. Americans are battling inside the top ten overall in seven of ten Olympic classes, with one more day of full-fleet action on
Pictured: Erika Reineke (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), Women’s Laser Radial. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing Team FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2017 Miami, Fla. – With the second of six days of racing completed at World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella (January 22-29, 2017) American sailors are in the top ten in seven of ten classes at North America’s premier
Pictured: Fred Strammer (Nokomis, Fla.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.), Men’s 49er. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing Team. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2017 Miami, Fla. – Sailing can often be as much of a battle against the weather as it is a contest between athletes, and the 450 top sailors assembled on Miami’s Biscayne Bay for World Cup
Pictured: U.S. Olympic sailors Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.) train in advance of the first day of racing in Miami. @Pedro Martinez / Sailing Energy / World Sailing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 23, 2017 Miami, Fla. – US Sailing Team athletes have joined over 400 competitors from 43 other nations for the
Pictured: 420 gold medalists Wiley Rogers (Houston, Texas) and Jack Parkin (Riverside, Conn.). FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s 13-member 2016 Youth Sailing World Championship Team (YWT) secured three medals at the world’s premier youth regatta, including gold in the boy’s 420, silver in the Nacra 15 open multihull, and bronze in the boy’s Laser
Pictured: 420 leaders Wiley Rogers (Houston, Texas) and Jack Parkin (Riverside, Conn.). FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s 2016 Youth Sailing World Championship Team (YWT) is competing in the top ten overall in five of nine classes as the world’s premier youth regatta enters its final stages. 380 sailors from 65 nations have gathered in Auckland, New Zealand for
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – 13 members of US Sailing’s 2016 Youth Sailing World Championship Team (YWT) will begin racing on Friday at the premier youth event in international sailing. The 2016 Youth Worlds is expected to include 380 sailors from 65 nations and will be held in Auckland, New Zealand from December 14-20.
“Not only are [sailors] telling themselves to keep going, but now they have another voice—that isn’t a small whisper inside their head—telling them to ‘hike harder’ or ‘be more balanced’ throughout the entire race. It definitely unlocks a part of your brain and really makes everyone push each other at an entirely different level.” —Sophia