by Willie McBride, US Sailing Team Sperry and ODP Skiff Coach US Sailing Olympic Development Program (ODP) coach Dane Wilson summed up the March ODP 29er training camp noting, “When so many teams make a jump this big in just two days, you know that you’ve got something special.”  In early March, the 2016 US Sailing ODP

PORTSMOUTH, RI (March 21, 2016) – US Sailing, the National Governing Body for the sport of sailing, is proud to announce the launch of Basic Keelboat Online, a web-based supplement to the Basic Keelboat course and the organization’s newest online training platform. Developed in partnership with Fresh Air Educators, a leading online education provider, the

Pictured: Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) at the finish line of the final race of the 2016 Finn European Championship, where he earned U.S. Olympic Team selection. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2016 Barcelona, Spain. – The Rio 2016 Selection Series in the Finn class (Men’s Heavyweight Dinghy) came to a memorable conclusion on Saturday at the Finn European

Pictured:  US Sailing Team Sperry Finn athletes Caleb Paine (foreground) and Zach Railey racing on Day 5 (March 11) of the 2016 Finn European Championship. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2016 Barcelona, Spain. –  The battle for the U.S. Olympic Team Selection Series in the Finn class (Men’s Heavyweight Dinghy) will come down to the final day of racing at

Pictured:  Zach Railey, Finn, US Sailing Team Sperry, in Barcelona, Day Four FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2016 Barcelona, Spain. –  The Finn European Championship (March 7-12) is entering its final stages in Barcelona, Spain, and the U.S. Olympic Team Selection Series in the Finn class (Men’s Heavyweight Dinghy) will end on Saturday. Beijing 2008 Olympic silver medalist Zach Railey (Clearwater, Fla.)

Pictured:  Caleb Paine, Finn, US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. –  The Finn European Championship (March 7-12) has begun in Barcelona, Spain. This event will serve as the second and final regatta in what has become a tight U.S. Olympic Team Selection Series in the Finn class (Men’s Heavyweight Dinghy).

Pictured:  Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), Laser Radial, US Sailing Team Sperry, sailing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 4, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – After earning the best combined scores during US Sailing’s two-regatta selection series for the Laser Radial (women’s one-person dinghy), Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) has been named to the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team. Rio

Steve Benjamin, a past Olympic medalist, and Annie Haeger, an Olympic hopeful, today were presented the US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards for 2015.

Pictured:  Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), Laser Radial, US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. –  The 2016 Laser Radial European Championship (February 28-March 4) will come to a close in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain, on Friday, March 4 (tomorrow). In addition to being one of the toughest events of the year in this

The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee awarded the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal to Martha Seabury, a new wooden schooner, whose sailors rescued three individuals from a capsized sailboat in Buzzards Bay on September 10, 2012.

Pictured:  Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), Laser Radial, US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. –  The 2016 Laser Radial European Championship (February 28-March 4) is set to begin in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain, and the event will also serve as the second and final Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Team selection regatta for the Laser

Pictured:  Competitors line up just prior to the start of the 470 Worlds medal race, with the US Sailing Team Sperry’s Sydney Bolger (Long Beach, Calif.) and Carly Shevitz (Santa Barbara, Calif.) in the foreground. Photo © Matias Capizzano/470 Class FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. –  The 470 Class World Championship (Feb. 22-27) in San Isidro, Argentina, which serves as the first

Pictured:  Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.), 470, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo © Matias Capizzano/470 Class FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. –  Full-fleet racing at the 470 Class World Championship (Feb. 22-27) in San Isidro, Argentina has come to and end on Day 5, and Saturday’s medal races are all that remain. In the

Pictured: Sydney Bolger (Long Beach, Calif.) and Carly Shevitz (Santa Barbara, Calif.), 470, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo © Matias Capizzano/470 Class FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. –  The 470 Class World Championship (Feb. 22-27) in San Isidro, Argentina, are nearing their conclusion, and US Sailing Team Sperry athletes have enjoyed strong results so far this

Pictured: McNay and Hughes, Men’s 470, US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. –  The 470 Class World Championship (Feb. 22-27) will begin on Monday in San Isidro, Argentina, and will form the first half of the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Selection Series for American men’s and women’s 470 teams.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Leukemia Cup Regatta is a thrilling series of sailing events that combines the joy of sailing with the important task of raising money to cure cancer. Since its inception in 1988, the Leukemia Cup Regatta has raised over $54 million to fund lifesaving research and patient services, bringing help and

Pictured: Bora Gulari (Detroit, Mich.) and Louisa Chafee (Warwick, R.I.), Nacra 17, 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – The Nacra 17 World Championship has concluded in Clearwater, Florida, and Bora Gulari (Detroit, Mich.) and Louisa Chafee (Warwick, R.I.) have won a place on the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing

Pictured: Thomas Barrows (St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.) and Joe Morris (Annapolis, Md.), Men’s 49er, 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – The 49er World Championship drew to a close on Sunday, and with it came the end of the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Athlete Selection Series in the Men’s 49er

February 14, 2016 SUNDAY: LIVE Video Coverage from Clearwater 49er and 49erFX racing will be brought to a worldwide sailing audience on Sunday, February 14 (Day 6) at the Worlds in Clearwater. Coverage will include onboard cameras, aerial footage, 3D graphics and expert commentary as the best skiff sailors in the world battle off Clearwater Beach. The first broadcast will

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