FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – For the second consecutive day, conditions at the Rio 2016 Olympic sailing event were defined by high, steady breeze with large swells on the ocean racing areas, and flat water with unpredictable weather on the Guanabara Bay courses. Team USA athletes experienced a wide range

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The sailing venue at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games continues to surprise and challenge hundreds of the world’s best athletes and coaches with unpredictable weather, and the third day of competition featured the toughest racing yet. Light winds in the early afternoon gave way to rain on the

WATCH: The Rio Report / N.3 – Battling the Conditions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 9, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Rio 2016 Olympic sailing athletes got their first taste of light air conditions on Day 2 of racing on Guanabara Bay, with the early races in each of the five currently-active classes being defined by

WATCH: The Rio Report / N.2 – First Day of Racing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 8, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The sailing competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games began in earnest on Monday, with strong winds and sunshine providing a worthy test for athletes in the Men’s Laser, Women’s Laser Radial, Men’s RS:X and

  Video: After four years of preparation, the U.S Olympic Sailing Team is ready to go.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 7, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Monday, August 8 will see the opening races of the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing competition, with 380 athletes from 66 nations ready to put four years of intense preparation

By Stu Streuli, US Sailing Europe hasn’t always been kind to young American sailors. It takes some time to get accustomed to competing on the Continent. But this past July generated substantial optimism for the future of U.S. Olympic sailing, with Olympic Development Program athletes bringing home a pair of podiums and a number of

From left: Chase Burwell, ODP Travel Team Coach Brendan Casey, Sophia Reineke, Anna Weiss, Henry Marshall, Christina Sakellaris, and ODP Travel Team Coach Rulo Borojovich. Photo: Cathy Sakellaris/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30th, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – Henry Marshall (Newton, Mass.) has won the 2016 Laser Radial Youth World Championship, held at Royal St George Yacht Club in

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

After over a year of production, the Uncharted Waters film, presented by Sunbrella, seeks to inspire new fans of sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – July 4th, 2016 will see the worldwide premier of Uncharted Waters, Presented by Sunbrella, a feature-length film exploring the challenges, triumphs, and motivations of US Sailing Team Sperry athletes, as well as the profound beauty of the sport

ODP 29er Clinic June 24 to 26, 2016 Sail Newport, Newport, R.I. Two decades ago, the United States got a fast start in the 49er class courtesy of a strong spirit of cooperation among a group of talented dinghy sailors. The net result was an Olympic bronze medal and a handful of podium finishes at the

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – Fourteen athletes who have earned a place on the U.S. National Sailing Team will be treated to a rousing Send-Off Party on July 27th in Houston, Texas at Houston Yacht Club, presented by Sunbrella. Coinciding with a gathering of many of the nation’s top youth sailors at the 2016 Optimist

  College Sailing High Performance Clinic June 9 to 12, 2016 Oakcliff Sailing, Oyster Bay, N.Y.   The gulf between the boats used for high school and collegiate sailing in the United States and the Olympic classes has never been larger. At the same time, the hunger among top collegiate sailors to sample the next

Pictured:  Gulari and Chafee (USA), Nacra 17. Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I.- US Sailing Team Sperry Nacra 17 athletes Bora Gulari (Detroit, Mich.) and Louisa Chafee (Warwick, R.I.) finished the final day of full-fleet racing at Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland (United Kingdom) in 6th overall, and earned a berth

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:  Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine), U.S. Paralympic Team & US Sailing Team Sperry (national team). Photo Jasper van Staveren / Delta Lloyd Regatta. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 28, 2016 Medemblik, The Netherlands – US Sailing Team Sperry Sonar athletes have won the overall title at the 2016 Para

Pictured: Sonar USA 1 wins Race 7 on Friday. Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine), U.S. Paralympic Team & US Sailing Team Sperry (national team). FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2016 Medemblik, The Netherlands – One day of racing remains at the 2016 Para World Sailing Championships (May 24-28) / Delta Lloyd Regatta, and

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

Olympic Development Program Camp Recap Sail Trim May 6 to 8, 2016 Alamitos Bay YC, Long Beach, Calif. Thirty-one sailors in three classes gathered in Southern California, May 6 to 8, for an Olympic Development Program camp focused on sail trim. The classes represented included the Laser Radial (11 sailors), 29er (8 teams) and International