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Day 3 Report: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013

Daily summary: With sailors at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères into the final series to determine medal racing slots, U.S. sailors continued their charge at improving results. The characteristic, gusting wind was back in the mid-teens and two races were completed in all classes, except the 49er and 49er FX with three. Annie Haeger and […]

Day 2 Report: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013

Daily summary: On the second and final day of the qualifying round at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, conditions were light making it challenging for all racing. U.S. sailors advanced to the gold fleet in Women’s 470, 49er, Women’s RS:X and Laser, where fleets are split. Day 3 will see the fleets start their results […]

Day 1 report from SWC Hyères 2013

Daily summary, April 22, 2013: After a delay to allow the wind to strengthen into suitable conditions, day 1 of six at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères is in the book. A group of 17 American athletes are competing in Women’s 470, 49er, 49er FX, Women’s RS:X, Laser and Finn classes. Full results are […]

Preview to ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013

Hyeres, France (April 17, 2013) – Following on the previous ISAF Sailing World Cup event in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, a group of American sailors, including members of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and US Sailing Development Team, will compete against 800 sailors from 50 countries in France’s premier Olympic classes regatta, ISAF Sailing […]

Media Alert – Day 6 Palma – Final

Daily Summary: On the final day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider’s Anne Haeger and Briana Provancha captured a bronze medal in Women’s 470. Additional top-10 U.S. results include: Stuart McNay and David Hughes, 7th in Men’s 470; Sydney Bolger and Sarah Lihan, 9th in Women’s 470; Farrah […]

Media Alert – Day 5 Palma 2013

Daily Summary: Going into the medal races on Saturday, the U.S. has five entries, with top contenders Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha, who are currently 5th overall in the Women’s 470. Sydney Bolger and Sarah Lihan will join them, as will Stuart McNay and Dave Hughes in the Men’s event. Also competing in the medal […]

Media Alert – Day 4 SWC Palma 2013

Daily Summary: With the final round of racing underway at ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, today’s racing was a new turn in the quest for top performance. Three races were held for each class, points counting as a sum with the carryover result (a sailor’s overall standing at the end of the qualifying series). Annie […]

Media Alert – Day 3 SWC Palma 2013

Daily Summary: At the midway point of ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, today’s performances for US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider were about consolidating and moving forward into the next phase of the regatta. Top performances came in the Men’s and Women’s 470, Laser and Finn where single digit race scores were the rule. The qualifying […]

Media Alert – Day 2 SWC Palma 2013

Daily Summary: With the wind true to form for a second day at the 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, the 20- to 25-knot conditions gave the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider an opportunity to improve on overall results. Top performers again were Sydney Bolger and Sarah Lihan in the Women’s 470, who moved into […]

Media Alert – Day 1 SWC Palma 2013

Daily Summary: Wet and wild conditions characterized the start to 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, in Palma de Mallorca, ESP. With wind gusting in the upper 20s and tall waves the norm, it was a challenging first day of racing.  Of the 21 U.S. sailors competing, the racing standout result came from Sydney Bolger […]

Preview to ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma 2013

Palma de Mallorca, Spain (March 27, 2013) – Following the 2016 Olympic Quadrennium racing season debut at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, in January, the international fleet is in Palma de Mallorca, Spain for the next event of the series. From April 1-6, a group of American sailors, including members of the US Sailing Team […]

Sailing Foundation of New York Renews Commitment

The Board of Directors of the Sailing Foundation of New York announced today a $50,000 commitment to the pathway development plans of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program. This pledge continues SFNY’s long-time support for Olympic and Paralympic sailing, and SFNY now becomes the first 2016 Silver Medal Partner Club of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program. […]

2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Announced

Portsmouth, R.I. (March 13, 2013) – US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, announced 34 athletes named to the 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. The national team is selected annually and comprised of the top sailors competing in the events selected for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. American sailors qualified based […]

2013 US Sailing Development Team Announced

Portsmouth, R.I. (March 20, 2013) – Thirty-eight talented sailors have been named to the 2013 US Sailing Development Team (USSDT), the pathway team supported by the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program and US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC). The USSDT was created in 2007 to help young athletes, who have been identified as future Olympic prospects, […]

Yale Cordage Selected as Team Supplier

Portsmouth, R.I. (March 5, 2013) – The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider has named Yale Cordage as the official High Performance Line and Rope Supplier through 2016. Yale Cordage is a custom and specialty rope manufacturer, based in Saco, Maine, that designs application-specific ropes for the marine, industrial, arborist and oceanographic industries. The partnership will […]

Day 6: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014 (Final Report)

Hyères, France (April 21, 2014) – Racing came to a close at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, and smiles were prevalent around the boat parks after a week in which the venue delivered fantastic conditions for six days straight. Over 800 boats and 1000 athletes competed, making the regatta one of the toughest Olympic-level events […]