Portsmouth, R.I. (August 31, 2015) – In this week’s episode of “The Beat”, Katy Nastro takes us to Annapolis, Maryland as we highlight Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB). CRAB’s mission is to make the therapeutic benefits of sailing and the freedom it provides a reality for physically and/or developmentally-challenged individuals and their families regardless of

Created with flickr slideshow.     SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 29, 2015) – Saturday’s final day of racing capped a fun week of good competition and quality instruction for these inspiring athletes at the 2015 U.S. Disabled Sailing Championship, hosted by the Southwestern Yacht Club. In the end it was the team of Ryan Porteous

Portsmouth, R.I. (August 27, 2015) – US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, and Sunsail, a vacation industry leader in sailing and watersports, have agreed on a new multi-year sponsorship deal. Sunsail will continue to be an official sponsor of US Sailing. “US Sailing and Sunsail share a strong passion for sailing,” said

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 26, 2015) – The spirit of sailing will be in full color this week in San Diego at the U.S. Disabled Sailing Championship, hosted by Southwestern Yacht Club. Doublehanded teams will race in the Martin 16 class sailboat for the Chandler Hovey Trophy on North San Diego Harbor this Thursday, August 27

US Sailing Awards Hanson Rescue Medals to Crew on Light O Mobile and Larry Goolsby PORTSMOUTH, RI (August 24, 2015) – The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee will award the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medals to a sailboat’s crew and to a skipper of another capsized sailboat for their heroic efforts displayed during a

Pictured: Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.), Women’s 470 gold medalists at the 2015 Olympic Test Event. Photo: Onne van der Wal/US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – US Sailing Team Sperry Women’s 470 athletes Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha

Pictured: Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), Laser Radial. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – When you to commit to sailing at the Olympic level, adversity is unavoidable as you compete against the world’s best. On Day Seven of the 2015 Rio Olympic Test Event, the US Sailing Team Sperry experienced its fair share

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The stage has been set at the 2015 Rio Olympic Test Event, and US Sailing Team Sperry athletes will begin competing in medal races tomorrow (Friday, August 21). American sailors Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) and Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) are both in position

  Pictured: Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha, Women’s 470.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – After a fifth day of racing at the the 2015 Rio Olympic Test Event, the US Sailing Team Sperry continues to compete well against the world’s best. With solid scores recorded in the Men’s 470, Women’s

Pictured: Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), Laser Radial FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The absence of wind for the majority of the day made life difficult for competitors and regatta officials alike on day four of the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro. Only four fleets completed any races, including the

  Pictured: Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.), Regatta Leaders, Men’s 470. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Day Three of racing at the 2015 Olympic Test Event brought light winds on all courses along with solid scores for the US Sailing Team Sperry. American sailors achieved single-digit finishes in

Newport Beach, Calif. (August 16, 2015 ) – Newport Beach offered another spectacular backdrop for match racing once again this weekend, as the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship came to a climactic finish on Sunday. Janel Zarkowsky and Nicole Breault clashed in a winner-take-all final series after Sunday’s semifinal knock-out round and two round robin

Pictured: Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.), Men’s 470, US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The second day of competition at the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2015 (Olympic Test Event) saw the debut races of six more classes, and US Sailing Team Sperry athletes now

  Pictured: Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.), Laser.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 15, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Light air greeted 339 sailors from 52 nations during the first day of racing at the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2015, which is serving as the second and final test event before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Newport Beach, Calif. (August 12, 2015 ) – The Newport Beach, California area will once again play host to a major match racing event. The Newport Harbor Yacht Club will host the 2015 edition of the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship this Friday, August 14 through Sunday, August 16. Seven talented teams of four will

Sailors are often required to sign release of claims agreements when they register for regattas. The following analysis is designed to clarify what language is acceptable and what is not. Indemnification and hold harmless agreements are prohibited in The Racing Rules of Sailing. For a more detailed discussion, please refer to the Indemnification section of

Portsmouth, R.I. (August 11, 2015) – Katy comes to us from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in this episode of “The Beat” to visit with the kids racing at the USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival, hosted by Community Sailing of Colorado in Denver. Also, a few lucky young sailors went on a field trip to

Helmsmen Michael Easton and Ravi Parent went head-to-head this weekend in their Formula 18 catamarans at the 43rd Buzzards Bay Regatta. For the first time in history, the U.S. Multihull Championship for the Hobie Alter Trophy was decided at this historic New England Regatta.

The 2015 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships, hosted by Wianno Yacht Club, wrapped up on Thursday with one race in each of the three championship fleets.

Portsmouth, R.I. (August 6, 2015) – The 43rd Buzzards Bay Regatta, hosted by New Bedford Yacht Club, will once again play host to a bevy of outstanding racing in 12 highly competitive classes this Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9. For the first time in history, the U.S. Multihull Championship for the Hobie Alter

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