Photo gallery Sailing Diplomacy By Gary Jobson As I spoke to 40 youngsters in Thailand, I studied their faces carefully. The 20 boys and 20 girls ranged in age from 8 to 18. Not one of them had ever been on a sailboat. Over the next two days, me and a group of instructors from

Sailor of the Month – Kris Scheppe

Blind sailor, Kris Scheppe (Naples, Fla.), has overcome his sight limitations in a myriad of ways through his adventurous goals and achievements, and now he wants to share that excitement and passion with others. Scheppe was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a genetic eye disease, at a young age. Over time, he lost his peripheral
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (April 20, 2017) – US Sailing has partnered with Sperry Charleston Race Week to create new pathways for our sailors in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. Sperry Charleston Race Week, the largest keelboat regatta in North America, will be hosting sailors from around the world on April 20-23, 2017. In conjunction
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (April 13, 2017) – US Sailing, the National Governing Body of the sport, and Gowrie Group and Chubb Insurance have announced a multi-year sponsorship extension. Gowrie Group will serve as the Official Insurance Agency of US Sailing and the US Sailing Team. Chubb will be the Official Insurance Carrier of US Sailing and
The fleet of 16 Hobie 17 catamarans completed their fourth and final set of races on Sunday at the 2017 U.S. Multihull Championship, hosted by Ocean Springs Yacht Club on Biloxi Bay. Phil Collins bolstered his Hobie 17 racing resume with another win in the class. Collins led from start to finish and won the Hobie Alter Trophy by seven points over Daniel Borg through 15 races, including three on Sunday.
Are electrical hazards at your sailing facility endangering your sailors? There is a recent, unfortunate history of electrical lines located on the property of sailing facilities coming in contact with sailors and causing serious injury. It is the on-going duty of an electric utility company to install and maintain it’s wires in such a way
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2017 Oyster Bay, New York – Today, Oakcliff Sailing announced the Oakcliff Triple Crown Series, a groundbreaking plan to reward athletes for their hard work and provide significant financial resources to assist them in achieving Olympic success. The Triple Crown Series will consist of up to six regattas to be
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (April 5, 2017) – Spring sailing is upon us, as the 2017 US Sailing National Championship season gets underway on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. The Ocean Springs Yacht Club, located just two miles east of Biloxi, will host the 2017 U.S. Multihull Championship this Thursday through Sunday, April 6-9. For the
Don Rotzien has been recognized for his unique ability to teach the most complex sailing topics to his students participating in the sail education programs at Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS). At the National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) last February in Austin, Texas, Rotzien received a US Sailing training award for Excellence in Instruction. As
At US Sailing’s National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) in February in Austin, TX, Lynn Handy, Executive Director of Downtown Sailing Center in Baltimore, presented “Five Strategies for Millennial Engagement in Sailing.”
US Sailing is now offering the latest education and training programs, developed by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, for the prevention of emotional, physical and sexual misconduct, as well as reporting and response protocols.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing today named veteran business consultant and former 470 athlete Jim Campbell (Stoughton, Wisc.) as Chief Business Officer of U.S. Olympic Sailing. Campbell will be the first CBO in the US Sailing Team’s history, and will be focused on connecting needed funding to athletes, building a new performance system and helping
Pictured: The 2017 US Sailing Team will feature a mixture of newcomers and returning veterans such as Rio 2016 Olympians Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla., above). Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, has named 18 Olympic-class athletes
Join us for Sailing Leadership Forum 2018 at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St. Pete Beach, Fla. on February 1-3, 2018. Leaders from sail training and education, yacht club and sailing organization management, race officials, and industry professionals will meet and learn from one-another in the surroundings of this spectacular South Florida venue.
Pictured: US Sailing Team athletes will benefit from Marlow’s innovative products on racecourses around the world. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – The US Sailing Team today announced a partnership with Marlow Ropes, a world leader in the development and manufacture of performance yachting rope. Effective immediately, Marlow will be the official rope supplier

Sailor of the Month – Pam Healy

From the highest levels of elite Olympic caliber international competition to the grass-roots of youth sailing participation in local inner-city communities, Pam Healy has put her heart and soul behind every facet of sailing she has ever been part of, on and off the water. Healy has been named Sailor of the Month for her
Caleb Paine and Daniela Moroz were presented the US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards for 2016, respectively, at a luncheon in the Model Room of the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan.
The 2016 Community Sailing and Training Award winners were celebrated on Thursday night as part of the 2017 National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol in Austin, Texas.
A remarkable list of sailing’s most accomplished contributors received high honors during Wednesday night’s US Sailing Awards Dinner at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. US Sailing recognized these esteemed award winners for their extraordinary achievements in support of sailing in the United States. The awards dinner is a featured event at US Sailing’s 2017 National Conference.
Pictured: 2016 US Sailing National Coach of the Year Mike Ingham (Rochester, N.Y. second from left) with Rio 2016 Paralympic medalists Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine). FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I.- After receiving nominations from the public in the final months of 2016, US Sailing’s Olympic