Pictured: Sonar leaders Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine), Sonar. Photo Sander van der Borch / Delta Lloyd Regatta. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2016 Medemblik, the Netherlands – Racing is complete on Day Two of the 2016 Para World Sailing Championships (May 24-28), an event running in tandem this year with the Delta

Olympic Development Program Camp Recap Sail Trim May 6 to 8, 2016 Alamitos Bay YC, Long Beach, Calif. Thirty-one sailors in three classes gathered in Southern California, May 6 to 8, for an Olympic Development Program camp focused on sail trim. The classes represented included the Laser Radial (11 sailors), 29er (8 teams) and International

Pictured: US national team SKUD-18 athletes will compete for a Rio 2016 berth in Medemblik, the Netherlands this week. Photo: Teri Dodds/World Sailing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2016 Medemblik, the Netherlands – The 2016 Para World Sailing Championships (May 24-28), which will take place as part of the Delta Lloyd Regatta, will begin on Tuesday in Medemblik, the Netherlands. The

Pictured: Athletes named to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams at the Golden Spinnaker Gala in New York. Photo © US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sailing Foundation of New York’s 2016 Golden Spinnaker Gala Raises $252,000 for U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams World-Renowned Sailor Ken Read Serves as Master of Ceremonies –

As the summer approaches, and yacht clubs and community sailing centers are organizing their youth programs, US Sailing would like to share with you the wide range of program options we offer junior sailors to experience and enjoy sailing. Growing Youth Sailing Together Youth sailing programs are organized at the local level by you, the

A Q&A with Sailing Industry Leaders Rich Jepsen and Larry Ledgerwood Sailing organizations of all types and sizes, regardless of resources, are routinely faced with the task of recruiting, organizing and motivating staff and volunteers to collectively align behind greater organizational initiatives. Considering this task prompts some questions. How do our organizational goals align with

Each year, 150 students from nine public high schools in New York City, each with a unique story, participate in Sail Academy, a four-year youth development program at Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS). HRCS students learn to sail, build wooden boats, and receive academic credit through an afterschool program that uses STEM curriculum and US

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We know that race organizers often have a hard time finding officials to run, judge and umpire local and regional events… and we want to help solve that problem. One of our most important functions is training volunteers to support your racing, from a casual Wednesday night series to a national championship.  We’re here to

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These US Sailing Resource Center items are designed to provide knowledge and ideas for community sailing centers and yacht clubs. Please post these resources on your club’s website and newsletter and share through your social media media outlets: Junior Sailing Program Recruiting Tips How Sea Affinity of Baltimore Implemented Reach Sponsorship Request Tips Advantages of

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Attention Yacht Clubs, Sailing Schools and Community Sailing Centers – First Sail is a nationwide initiative created in the summer of 2016 by US Sailing with support from sailing schools, community sailing centers, yacht clubs and other sailing industry organizations around the United States. The goal of First Sail is to educate the public on

Pictured: Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.), Men’s 470, US Sailing Team Sperry.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2016 Hyères, France – US Sailing Team Sperry athletes competed in front of a global digital  audience on the final day of Sailing World Cup Hyères (April 27 – May 1), and won two medal races against the world’s best. American

Pictured: Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine), Paralympic Sonar, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2016 Hyères, France – Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine) won bronze for the US Sailing Team Sperry on Day 4

Pictured: Dee Smith, 2.4mR class. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2016 Hyères, France – Dee Smith (Annapolis, Md.) has won selection to the Rio 2016 U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team based on the results of the US Sailing Paralympic Athlete Selection Series in the 2.4mR one-person keelboat. Smith (63) is a veteran of the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Maxi competition and

Pictured: Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine), Paralympic Sonar, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2016 Hyères, France – The US Sailing Team Sperry Sonar Team of Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine) moved to the

Pictured:  Caleb Paine, Finn, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2016 Hyères, France – After two days of racing at Sailing World Cup Hyères (April 27 – May 1), the US Sailing Team Sperry (national team) has five boats in top-ten positions in their fleet.  This week’s regatta in Hyères is widely considered

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR US QUALIFIER OF HI-TECH YOUTH SAILING COMPETITION COMING TO NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, USA Red Bull Foiling Generation to Feature US Qualifier and World Final in October 2016 NEWPORT, RI (April 27, 2016) — Today’s youth may have easy access to the technological world but now those talented in sailing will race

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Pictured: Team USA’s Doerr, Kendell and Freund, Sonar class. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2016 Hyères, France –  Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine) 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 Sonar three-person

Pictured: Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine), Sonar, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2016 Hyères, France – The US Sailing Team Sperry (national team) has gathered in southern France for Sailing World Cup Hyères (April 27 – May 1), the third event in sailing’s

Early Entry Discount Period Approaching for 2016 International Women’s Keelboat Championship Portsmouth, R.I. (April 26, 2016) – The American Yacht Club in Rye, N.Y. will host the new International Women’s Keelboat Championship in provided J/70 class sailboats on August 14-20, 2016. Twenty-four teams from around the world will be invited to compete, with the intention

Pictured: Dave Ullman (Newport Beach, Calif.) with 2015 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Test Event gold medalists Haeger and Provancha. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – After soliciting nominations from the public, US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) today announced David Ullman (Newport Beach, Calif.) as US Sailing’s 2015 National Coach of the Year,

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