Hurricane season is especially active and dangerous this year. Here are some resources that may be useful to sailing organizations in preparation for and recovery from these damaging storms.
From: Jack Gierhart, CEO of US Sailing Dear Sailors, From all of us at US Sailing, we hope you have had an enjoyable summer sailing season. As many of you are aware, the sailing community experienced several tragic incidents on the water over the past several months that have impacted the broader boating community around
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing Team Nacra 17 athlete and Rio 2016 U.S. Olympian Bora Gulari (Detroit, Mich.) suffered an injury during a training incident on Wednesday, as he and teammate Helena Scutt (Kirkland, Wash.) were preparing for the upcoming Nacra 17 World Championship (September 5-10, 2017) in La Grande
Following strong performances on the international racing circuit this summer, five athletes have been added to the 2017 US Sailing Team roster. Steph Roble and Maggie Shea have been added in the women's 49erFX, Chris Rast and Trevor Burd have been named in the men's 49er, and Haddon Hughes has joined the team in the women's Laser Radial class.
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (August 22, 2017) – Those who have had the pleasure to work alongside Candace Porter (East Troy, Wis.) at sailing events over the years have expressed similar sentiments about her work ethic, positive attitude and efforts as an advocate for the sport of sailing. As part of a special celebration hosted by the
In a climactic conclusion Friday afternoon in J/70s on Lake Avándaro, the team representing the American Yacht Club, led by skipper Megan Ploch, edged the competition in a closely contested Championship Round. They began the day in third place. With the win, they earned the right to compete at the 2018 Sailing Championship League World qualifier.
Friday morning update from the 2017 International Women's Keelboat Championship - Friday is the Championship Round featuring the top six teams in competition over six scheduled races.
August 11, 2017 - Thousands of youth sailing enthusiasts tuned in to Facebook Live coverage this week of the 2017 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships, hosted by Toms River Yacht Club. Friday marked the conclusion of this highly competitive US Sailing National Championship.
Barnegat Bay is the place to be for youth sailing this week as the 2017 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships will feature three days of racing for the historic Sears Cup, Bemis Trophy and Smythe Trophy.
Pictured: Nacra 15’s racing at the recently-completed 2017 U.S. Youth Sailing Championship in Corpus Christi, Texas. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing has released details of the athlete selection process for the 2018 U.S. Youth Olympic Sailing Team. Held every four years, the Youth Olympic Games (Buenos Aires 2018) will be the
Following four days of exciting racing in the sparkling waters of Lake Tahoe, Marek Zaleski became the 2017 U.S. Singlehanded Men's Champion and Hanne Weaver became the 2017 U.S. Singlehanded Women's Champion on Sunday.
All of us at US Sailing – our staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers – are deeply saddened to learn that a young sailing student tragically died as a result of a powerboat accident on Long Island Sound on Tuesday, July 18. This is a time for grieving and our deepest condolences go out to
Tuesday’s exciting final set of races on Chesapeake Bay put the finishing touches on a fun and eventful 2017 U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship, hosted by Annapolis Yacht Club.
      LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (July 18, 2017) – A strong fleet comprised of experienced and proven singlehanded sailors and an influx of new talented young men and women will be the focus at this week’s 2017 U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championships, held in conjunction with the Laser Class U.S. National Championships and hosted by
  WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 12, 2017) – The U.S. Coast Guard’s National On-Water Standards (NOWS) Program grant management team and the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) are pleased to announce the release of a new comprehensive “How-to…” guide for providing On-Water instruction in sailing. The SAIL Standard Technical Support Document (SAIL TSD) was developed
The 2017 U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship finished as one of most closely contested US Sailing National Championships in recent history on Tuesday. In the end, it was Abbie Carlson (Bellevue, Wash.) who earned first place honors and the Nancy Leiter Clagett Memorial Trophy following a strong showing over three days on Galveston Bay in the Laser Radial.
SHOREACRES, Texas (July 9, 2017) – The U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship for the Nancy Leiter Clagett Memorial Trophy will be decided on the waters of Galveston Bay this week. Houston Yacht Club will host this US Sailing National Championship that features three days of racing for 30 sailors in the Laser Radial, beginning this
As a US Sailing Basic Keelboat Instructor, Eileen Edmonds, who instructs for Premier Sailing School in Irvington, Virginia, never approaches two courses, or two sets of students, the same way. She has a fresh original approach for each student, starting always with their dreams and desires as they set out on their learning adventure. She
2017 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships – Final Report CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (June 28, 2017) – The sun cascaded upon Corpus Christi Bay this morning for the fourth and final day of competition at the 2017 U.S. Youth Championships, hosted by Corpus Christi Yacht Club. This US Sailing National Championship featured 177 of America’s top youth
Despite balky sailing conditions on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday mornings, whether it be thunderstorms, tornado warnings or no breeze, the afternoon sailing has been rewarding to the 177 sailors competing at the 2017 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, hosted by Corpus Christi Yacht Club.