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

Be a First Sail Location

Monday, 02 May 2016 by

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,

US Sailing Remembers Dale Mogle

Thursday, 21 April 2016 by

US Sailing is saddened by the news that Dale Mogle, a pillar in the US Sailing Training community, passed away on April 8th following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Dale is survived by his wife Jo. In 2011, Dale and Jo were presented the President’s Award by US Sailing President Gary Jobson in recognition of

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Pictured: Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – The US Sailing Team Sperry’s Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) has won a silver medal at the 2016 Laser Radial World Championship, held on Banderas Bay at Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. This is Railey’s fifth career Worlds podium finish, having won Gold

Why you should take US Sailing’s Small Boat Level 3 Coach Workshop? The Level 3 Coach Workshop provides coaches with information on how to develop performance boat handling and racing skills and instill in athletes the importance sportsmanship. This foundational course was designed to help raise the collective level of coaching in the US. For

Pictured: Paris Henken (Coronado, Calif.) and Helena Scutt (Kirkland, Wash.), 49erFX, U.S. Olympic Sailing Team, training in Rio de Janeiro. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – The last of seven regattas comprising the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Athlete Selection Series has concluded, and US Sailing has confirmed the names of the fifteen sailors who

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2016 Skimming across the water at breakneck speed, sailing a modern skiff like the 29er can appear to be an aquatic high-wire act, where one false move can lead to complete disaster. But looks can be deceiving. These boats are made to go fast and—as is the case with a

Pictured: Stu McNay and Dave Hughes, Men’s 470, US Sailing Team Sperry, shortly after the medal race in Palma. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2016 Palma de Mallorca, Spain – The 2016 470 Class European Championship (April 7-12) have concluded in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and for the second consecutive year, the US Sailing Team Sperry’s Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami,

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