This past week our sport was negatively affected by political actions taken by the Malaysian Sailing Association (MSA), a Member National Authority (MNA) of World Sailing (formerly ISAF).

Pictured: ODP sailors Alie Toppa (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and Liza Toppa (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) at a US Sailing Youth Worlds Team Training Camp in Miami, Florida. Photo: Christos Epperson, Archangel Films FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) has released the 2016 ODP event schedule, which includes the training camps, clinics and regattas that

Sailing’s Best of 2015 Are Shortlisted

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The most significant sailing performances of the year are being heralded by US Sailing with the announcement of the 12 men and six women who have been shortlisted for the 2015 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – US adaptive athletes completed racing at the 2015 Para World Sailing Championships in Melbourne, Australia on December 3, an event with important implications for the 2016 US Paralympic Sailing Team. In addition to being Paralympic sailing’s premier event for 2015, the regatta also served as part

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) today announced that the nomination period has opened for the 2015 US Sailing Coach of the Year Awards. The OSC will honor American coaches in five categories who have done outstanding work at the youth, national and international levels. The awards are a part

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 25, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing Team Sperry adaptive athletes have arrived in Melbourne, Australia for Paralympic sailing’s premier annual event, the Para World Sailing Championships. In addition to being a key test of skill against the world’s top medal contenders, the event will also serve as part of the

Have you ever taken a leap of faith? Left the safety of shore just for the chance – the hope – that one day you will look back and it will all be worth it? Begin the journey alongside the US Sailing Team Sperry at UNCHARTED WATERS, and watch the odyssey unfold. Here’s a sneak

Source: TeamUSA.org Two-time Olympian Zach Railey is a well-known U.S. sailor who won a silver medal in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the Finn class. Captain of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team, Railey is an accomplished businessman, in addition to his sailing. This week, he is one of three U.S. sailors competing in

PORTSMOUTH, RI (November 18, 2015) – The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee has awarded the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medals to a sailboat’s crew for their heroic efforts displayed during the 2014 Newport to Bermuda Race, hosted by the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. The award ceremony and dinner

OLD PULTENEY AND US SAILING ANNOUNCE FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANT FOR MARITIME HEROES AWARD The Maritime Malt Recognizes Remarkable Members Of Sailing Communities Across the Country NEW YORK, NY (November 5, 2015)—Old Pulteney and US Sailing have teamed up once again to honor men and women in sailing communities around the country for their humanitarian

US Paralympic Sailing Team Head Coach Betsy Alison (second from left) with London 2012 silver medalists Jen French (left), J.P. Creignou (right) and Team Leader Lee Icyda (second from right). Photo: Will Ricketson/US Sailing.   Sanya, China – Betsy Alison (USA) has been awarded the ISAF President’s Development Award for her outstanding achievement in the

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 11, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – For a second consecutive Olympic quadrennium, American Yacht Club  has chosen to stand with the US Sailing Team Sperry as a Gold Medal Partner Club. This status is reserved for clubs that support the team with contributions of $100,000 or more. In September 2015, American Yacht

100% US Sailing Challenge Kaylie Gallagher is an athlete and staying active is important to her. In high school, Kaylie made it a priority to participate on a sports team every season. She loves to compete and wants to be part of that special camaraderie, so often prevalent in team sports. When she was a

Portsmouth, R.I. (November 4, 2015) – In “The Beat” series highlights episode, we take a look back at a tremendous sailing season. Throughout the summer and fall, we visited with sailors from around the country who are doing amazing things on the water. We’ve been right there in the action and haven’t missed a single

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Pictured on left: 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds silver medalist and returning 2015 team member Quinn Wilson (Ojai, Calif., 29er class) and previous crew Riley Gibbs (Long Beach, Calif.). Photo: Neuza Aires Pereira/ISAF. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing has named thirteen athletes to its 2015 ISAF Youth World Championships Team. The premier youth event

  Pictured: Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.), US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Sailing Energy. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – For the second consecutive year, the US Sailing Team Sperry’s Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.) have won bronze at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in

by Leandro Spina, Youth Development Director, US Sailing US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) is not just a new youth program, but a fundamental shift in how we develop high-performance sailing talent in the United States. With that in mind, we are very pleased with how the first year of such a large new project

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (October 28, 2015) – US Offshore, a division of US Sailing, has named Nathan Titcomb the new Associate Director of US Offshore and will be promoted to Director, effective January 1, 2016. Titcomb has served as a Technical Assistant since 2007 under the leadership of current Offshore Director and Chief Measurer, Dan Nowlan.

The US Sailing Nominating Committee named new members of the National Governing Body’s Board of Directors, who elected Bruce Burton as the next President of US Sailing. The decisions became official on Thursday at US Sailing’s Annual Meeting in Dallas at the Homewood Suites by Hilton. Cory Sertl was elected Vice President of US Sailing.

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (October 19, 2015) – World renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle will be a keynote speaker at Sailing Leadership Forum 2016, hosted by US Sailing at the Hilton San Diego Resort on February 4-6. The Mission Blue founder and National Geographic Explorer in Residence has dedicated her career to uniting a global coalition of

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