February 12, 2016 FRIDAY: LIVE Video Coverage from Clearwater 49er and 49erFX racing will be brought to a worldwide sailing audience on Friday, February 12 (Day 4) at the Worlds in Clearwater. Coverage will include onboard cameras, aerial footage, 3D graphics and expert commentary as the best skiff sailors in the world battle off Clearwater Beach. The broadcast will begin

Pictured: Paris Henken (Coronado, Calif.) and Helena Scutt (Kirkland, Wash.), 49erFX, US Sailing Team Sperry FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – Day three of the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida marked the first day that all three fleets complete multiple races, radically altering the standings and ushering in what

Pictured: Michael Easton (Bedford, Mass.) and Katie Pettibone (Port Huron, Mich.), Nacra 17. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 10, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – The Gulf of Mexico can be an unforgiving playing field, a point that has been firmly reinforced by weather conditions over the first two days of the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships. Day Two saw

Pictured: 49er sailors Brad Funk (Clearwater, Fla.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.), US Sailing Team Sperry FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – High winds and unforgiving waves challenged competitors on Day One of the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida. One race was completed for the Men’s 49er and Mixed Nacra

Pictured: 49er sailors Thomas Barrows (St. Thomas, U.S.V.I) and Joe Morris (Annapolis, Md.) US Sailing Team Sperry FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE USA’s High-Performance Sailors Ready in 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 February 8, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – With just under six months left to go until the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, American sailors have gathered for the

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – The selection series to determine the members of the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams is well underway, with initial selection events completed in eight of ten Olympic classes, and in all three Paralympic classes. For each class, the selection series is comprised of two

Pictured:  Sailing World Cup Miami gold medalists Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.), Men’s 470, US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2016 Miami, Fla. – For the second time since the last Olympic Games, Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.) have won gold at Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented

Pictured: The US Sailing Team Sperry’s Charlie Rosenfield (Woodstock, Conn., right), won bronze in Miami. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2016 Miami, Fla. – The US Sailing Team Sperry’s Charlie Rosenfield (Woodstock, Conn.) won bronze in the 2.4mR on the final day of Paralympic competition at Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella. Full-fleet racing also

Pictured: Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.), Men’s 470. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2016 Miami, Fla. – After a lengthy storm delay in Miami, which saw US Sailing Team Sperry Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls restlessly await breeze onshore, all classes completed at least one race on Day Four of Sailing World Cup Miami,

Pictured: Finn regatta leader Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.), US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2016 Miami, Fla. – America’s ascent up the standings continued on the third day of racing at Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, and US Sailing Team Sperry athletes battled light air for a third consecutive day.

Pictured: Men’s 470 regatta leaders Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.), US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2016 Miami, Fla. – While light and tricky conditions remained prevalent on the second day of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, American sailors and US Sailing Team Sperry athletes continued

Pictured:  Brad Funk (Clearwater, Fla.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.), 49er, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Jen Edney. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2016 Miami, Fla. – Light and variable winds challenged the international fleet of over 500 boats on the first day of Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, and threw tough tactical choices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2016 Miami, Florida – With just under 200 days to go until the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the series of regattas used to select the 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team will start tomorrow (January 25, 2016) with Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella. In eight

By Josh Adams, Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing The US Sailing Team Sperry is riding momentum toward Rio de Janeiro as we enter the 2016 Games year. A review of the team’s highlight performances in 2015 reveals a group of Olympic and Paralympic athletes with improved prospects on the Games stage. US 470 teams

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – With 200 days remaining until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, has named 21 of America’s best sailors to the 2016 US Sailing Team Sperry, the national sailing team. While the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams, which

Steve Benjamin and Annie Haeger today were named US Sailing’s 2015 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year. These two sailors, at different stages of their sailing careers, amassed a year to remember and will be recognized as the best of 2015.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing announced today that U.S. Olympian and World Champion Molly Vandemoer (Stanford, Calif.) has joined the staff of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) as Program Manager. In this role, Vandemoer will work with sailors, families, coaches, host organizations and youth sailing stakeholders to assist with the

Pictured: I420 gold medalists Will Logue (Cos Cob, Conn.) and Bram Brakman (Darien, Conn.), at center. Photo: Christophe Launay/ISAF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 5, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – The US Sailing Youth Worlds Team concluded a successful event in Langkawi, Malaysia, where American sailors secured a victory in the boy’s International 420 class and finished in the

Pictured: I420 leaders Will Logue (Cos Cob, Conn.) and Bram Brakman (Darien, Conn.). Photo: Christophe Launay/ISAF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 1, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s ISAF Youth Worlds Team has submitted strong results after four days of racing at the 2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Langkawi, Malaysia. Five American boats are currently battling

Pictured: ODP sailors Alie Toppa (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and Liza Toppa (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) at a US Sailing Youth Worlds Team Training Camp in Miami, Florida. Photo: Christos Epperson, Archangel Films FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) has released the 2016 ODP event schedule, which includes the training camps, clinics and regattas that

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