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

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (July 20, 2016) – US Sailing has announced the nominees for the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee has named the candidates to fill three open slots on the Board. The following people have been nominated to run for a three-year term. * Sally Barkow (Nashotah, Wis.) Tarasa Davis (Atlanta, Ga.) Clerc Cooper

          MENTOR-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio (July 10, 2016) -The race organizers from the Mentor Harbor Yachting Club put the finishing touches on the 2016 Laser Class U.S. National Championships and U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championships on Sunday. The four-day regatta closed out with one more race Sunday, as new champions were crowned. Entering the day,

          BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (July 10, 2016) – Sarah Burn and Patricia Gerli tamed the fleet of 29 Club 420s this week to earn the U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship for the Ida Lewis Trophy. This year’s championship was decided on the waters of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast and hosted by Bay-Waveland

          MENTOR-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio (July 8, 2016) – A strong fleet comprised of experienced singlehanded sailors combined with a new infusion of talented men and women will be at the forefront of this week’s U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championships, held in conjunction with the 2016 Laser Class U.S. National Championships. Sailors eligible for

          U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship – 2016 Preview BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (July 7, 2016) – The U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship for the Ida Lewis Trophy will be decided on the waters of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast this weekend. The Bay-Waveland Yacht Club will host this US Sailing National Championship

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

Sunday’s U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship finale featured the conclusion of the Semifinal rounds, the Final Series and the Petit Finals. Teams racing in Elliott 6m sailboats were graced with outstanding conditions for the second consecutive day on Lake Michigan. This US Sailing National Championship was hosted by Sail Sheboygan and the Sheboygan Yacht Club.

The fleet of Elliott 6m sailboats enjoyed a spectacular day of racing on Lake Michigan on day two of the 2016 U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship for the Rose Cup, hosted by Sail Sheboygan and the Sheboygan Yacht Club. After a relatively slow start to the championship in light breeze with multiple postponements on Friday,

Friday, June 17, 2016 Ten talented teams began the Round Robin stage on day one of the U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship for the Rose Cup, hosted by Sail Sheboygan and the Sheboygan Yacht Club. Results & Coverage Roman Screve has six points through seven races; Sean Cornell has five points through six races; Jack

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (June 14, 2016) – In its brief, yet impactful history on the match racing circuit, the U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship for the Rose Cup, an invitational event for 16 to 20 year olds, has served as an outstanding training ground for young sailors who are passionate about match racing and focused on

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (June 13, 2016) – US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, and The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company, have agreed on a new multi-year sponsorship extension. The Moorings has been an official sponsor of US Sailing since 2012. “US Sailing and The Moorings share a strong passion for sailing,”

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

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