Pictured: Stu McNay and Dave Hughes, Men’s 470. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2014 Santander, Spain – Day 3 of the ISAF Sailing World Championships brought another solid day of results for the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, with American sailors ending the day tied for the lead in the men’s 470 fleet, second overall

Pictured: Charlie Buckingham, Laser. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2014 Santander, Spain – After months of training together at locations on three continents, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Laser athletes jumped up the leaderboard as a group on day 2 of racing at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain. In the men’s

Pictured: Erika Reineke, Laser Radial. September 12, 2014 Santander, Spain – After over a year of planning and preparention, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes began racing at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain. The only two classes to have races scheduled on Day 1 were the Men’s Laser and Women’s Laser Radial,

The Medalist is out! We are in championship season, and the biggest Olympic sailing event of the year begins tomorrow at the ISAF World Championships in Santander, Spain. READ: http://bit.ly/1qHG82QThe Medalist, September Issue: http://bit.ly/1qHG82Q Subscribe: http://eepurl.com/EZH6D Featured In This Issue: – SANTANDER WORLDS: The Biggest Event Before Rio 2016 – VIEW FROM RIO, by Charlie McKee – SNAPSHOTS:

Pictured: Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha, Women’s 470 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider to Compete at ISAF Sailing World Championships September 10, 2014 Santander, Spain – The best talent in the sailing world has gathered in Santander, Spain for the most significant regatta in advance of the 2016 Olympic Games. Combining the peak events for

September 5, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – After sustaining a biking injury while riding close to her home, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athlete Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) will be unable to compete at the upcoming ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain. The 2012 Olympian, Laser Radial world champion and ISAF Rolex World Sailor of

Pictured: Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Cindy Walker (Portsmouth, R.I.), SKUD-18, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – The 2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship has come to a close, and the United States has qualified for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in the 2.4mR and SKUD-18 classes.

Pictured: Daniel Evans (Miami, Fla.), 2.4mR class, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – The IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship is closing in on a dramatic conclusion as teams from around the world race to win the first country berths awarded for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio

Pictured: Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Cindy Walker (Portsmouth, R.I.), SKUD-18 class, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Day 4 of the 2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship was a challenging one for race officials at Paralympic sailing’s premier annual event. The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and

Pictured: Daniel Evans (Miami, Fla.) and Charlie Rosenfield (Woodstock, Ct.), 2.4mR class, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Day 3 of the IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship saw all three courses plagued by light and inconsistent wind conditions. The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider had an

Pictured: Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Cindy Walker (Portsmouth, R.I.) on the left, Sarah Everhart-Skeels (Tiverton, R.I.) and Gerry Tiernan (Falmouth, Maine) on the right. SKUD-18 class. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – After a brief delay on the water due to lack of breeze, the collective patience of competitors

Pictured: Bradley Johnson, Sonar, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Racing began on Tuesday at the IFDS World Championship, Paralympic sailing’s premier annual event, and competitors were treated to sunshine and plentiful breeze. Hosted by the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, North America’s oldest sailing club, this event serves

Pictured: Ryan Porteous and Cindy Walker, SKUD-18 class. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – National sailing teams from around the world have gathered at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the 2014 IFDS World Championships, the premier annual event for Paralympic sailing classes. For the second year in a

Pictured: Henry Marshall, Byte CII. Photo: Bob Adam August 14, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – On Monday August 18, racing will begin at China’s Lake Jinniu, the sailing venue of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG). An event which brings together over 3,800 athletes across 28 sports, the YOG is a world-class athletic competition held every four years. To be eligible to participate, all

Pictured: Erika Reineke (left) and Paige Railey (right), Laser Radial August 9, 2014 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) concluded on Saturday with US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes finishing in the top 10 in 5 of 10 classes. “We came here with 25 athletes to learn as

Pictured: Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.), Laser August 6, 2014 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – As Day 4 of the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) concludes, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes remain focused on absorbing as much knowledge as possible about the 2016 Olympic Games venue during their time in Brazil. Good weather conditions

Pictured: US 49ers training in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. August 3, 2014 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil –  On Sunday August 3, racing at the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) begins with Rio de Janeiro’s mountainous  skyline and scenery providing a dramatic backdrop. For US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes, the event will provide another

by Josh Adams, Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing Next week Rio de Janeiro will be host to the first test event in sailing at Marina da Gloria, the sailing venue for the 2016 Olympic Games. In fact, the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta will be the first test event of all Olympic sports in

July 18, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – Friday marked the final day of racing in Tavira, Portugal at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, and American sailors capped a successful week by winning silver medals in the Laser Radial and 29er classes. In addition, US athletes finished 4th in the SL16 multihull, and 10th in

  Haddon Hughes, Laser Radial. Photo: Yvette Eenkema/US Sailing July 16, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – With three days in the books at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, the American contingent looks to continue their strong showing over the final two days of racing in Tavira, Portugal. US athletes are currently in close medal contention in

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