Steve Benjamin, a past Olympic medalist, and Annie Haeger, an Olympic hopeful, today were presented the US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards for 2015.
Pictured:  Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), Laser Radial, US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. –  The 2016 Laser Radial European Championship (February 28-March 4) will come to a close in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain, on Friday, March 4 (tomorrow). In addition to being one of the toughest events of the year in this
Pictured:  Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), Laser Radial, US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. –  The 2016 Laser Radial European Championship (February 28-March 4) is set to begin in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain, and the event will also serve as the second and final Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Team selection regatta for the Laser
Pictured:  Competitors line up just prior to the start of the 470 Worlds medal race, with the US Sailing Team Sperry’s Sydney Bolger (Long Beach, Calif.) and Carly Shevitz (Santa Barbara, Calif.) in the foreground. Photo © Matias Capizzano/470 Class FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. –  The 470 Class World Championship (Feb. 22-27) in San Isidro, Argentina, which serves as the first
Pictured:  Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.), 470, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo © Matias Capizzano/470 Class FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. –  Full-fleet racing at the 470 Class World Championship (Feb. 22-27) in San Isidro, Argentina has come to and end on Day 5, and Saturday’s medal races are all that remain. In the
Pictured: Sydney Bolger (Long Beach, Calif.) and Carly Shevitz (Santa Barbara, Calif.), 470, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo © Matias Capizzano/470 Class FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. –  The 470 Class World Championship (Feb. 22-27) in San Isidro, Argentina, are nearing their conclusion, and US Sailing Team Sperry athletes have enjoyed strong results so far this
Pictured: McNay and Hughes, Men’s 470, US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. –  The 470 Class World Championship (Feb. 22-27) will begin on Monday in San Isidro, Argentina, and will form the first half of the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Selection Series for American men’s and women’s 470 teams.
Pictured: Bora Gulari (Detroit, Mich.) and Louisa Chafee (Warwick, R.I.), Nacra 17, 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – The Nacra 17 World Championship has concluded in Clearwater, Florida, and Bora Gulari (Detroit, Mich.) and Louisa Chafee (Warwick, R.I.) have won a place on the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing
Pictured: Thomas Barrows (St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.) and Joe Morris (Annapolis, Md.), Men’s 49er, 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – The 49er World Championship drew to a close on Sunday, and with it came the end of the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Athlete Selection Series in the Men’s 49er
February 14, 2016 SUNDAY: LIVE Video Coverage from Clearwater 49er and 49erFX racing will be brought to a worldwide sailing audience on Sunday, February 14 (Day 6) 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 first broadcast will
Pictured: Thomas Barrows (St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.) and Joe Morris (Annapolis, Md.), 49er, US Sailing Team Sperry FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – Strong winds and big waves returned to Clearwater, Florida on the penultimate day of the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships. Skiff sailors engaged in their first Gold Fleet races, and the the
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – Following up on the successful effort to bring World Championship 49er and 49erFX skiff racing to North American shores, US Sailing has announced a 2016 Skiff Summer Tour, scheduled to take place over six events from July to September. With two events on the U.S. west coast, two
Pictured: Paris Henken (Coronado, Calif.) and Helena Scutt (Kirkland, Wash.), 49erFX, US Sailing Team Sperry dueling with world championship-winning teams from New Zealand and Brazil, Day Four. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – Day Four of the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida saw Team USA gain its first two Rio
Pictured: Paris Henken (Coronado, Calif.) and Helena Scutt (Kirkland, Wash.), 49erFX FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – American sailors Paris Henken (Coronado, Calif.) and Helena Scutt (Kirkland, Wash.) have won the U.S. Olympic Team Athlete Selection Series in the 49erFX, the women’s two-person high performance Olympic skiff. Rio 2016 will be the first Olympic
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