Pictured: Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.), Regatta Leaders, Men’s 470. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Day Three of racing at the 2015 Olympic Test Event brought light winds on all courses along with solid scores for the US Sailing Team Sperry. American sailors achieved single-digit finishes in

Newport Beach, Calif. (August 16, 2015 ) – Newport Beach offered another spectacular backdrop for match racing once again this weekend, as the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship came to a climactic finish on Sunday. Janel Zarkowsky and Nicole Breault clashed in a winner-take-all final series after Sunday’s semifinal knock-out round and two round robin

Pictured: Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.), Men’s 470, US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The second day of competition at the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2015 (Olympic Test Event) saw the debut races of six more classes, and US Sailing Team Sperry athletes now

  Pictured: Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.), Laser.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 15, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Light air greeted 339 sailors from 52 nations during the first day of racing at the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2015, which is serving as the second and final test event before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Newport Beach, Calif. (August 12, 2015 ) – The Newport Beach, California area will once again play host to a major match racing event. The Newport Harbor Yacht Club will host the 2015 edition of the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship this Friday, August 14 through Sunday, August 16. Seven talented teams of four will

Sailors are often required to sign release of claims agreements when they register for regattas. The following analysis is designed to clarify what language is acceptable and what is not. Indemnification and hold harmless agreements are prohibited in The Racing Rules of Sailing. For a more detailed discussion, please refer to the Indemnification section of

Portsmouth, R.I. (August 11, 2015) – Katy comes to us from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in this episode of “The Beat” to visit with the kids racing at the USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival, hosted by Community Sailing of Colorado in Denver. Also, a few lucky young sailors went on a field trip to

Helmsmen Michael Easton and Ravi Parent went head-to-head this weekend in their Formula 18 catamarans at the 43rd Buzzards Bay Regatta. For the first time in history, the U.S. Multihull Championship for the Hobie Alter Trophy was decided at this historic New England Regatta.

The 2015 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships, hosted by Wianno Yacht Club, wrapped up on Thursday with one race in each of the three championship fleets.

Portsmouth, R.I. (August 6, 2015) – The 43rd Buzzards Bay Regatta, hosted by New Bedford Yacht Club, will once again play host to a bevy of outstanding racing in 12 highly competitive classes this Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9. For the first time in history, the U.S. Multihull Championship for the Hobie Alter

Osterville, Mass. (August 5, 2015) – All three Championship fleets finished another three races on Nantucket Sound Wednesday afternoon. Thursday represents an opportunity for over 100 young sailors to improve their position in the standings and work on their skills and teamwork at the 2015 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships. Following a morning postponement due

Pictured: Olympic sailing’s Medal Race Course in Rio de Janeiro. by Josh Adams, Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing On August 5, as we mark the 365-day countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, US Sailing Team Sperry athletes will be working on final preparations for this summer’s Olympic Test Event, formally known as the Aquece

Portsmouth, R.I. (August 5, 2015) – The National On-Water Skills Standard Grant Management Team is pleased to announce the establishment of a national recognition program for On-Water Skills Standard Evaluators recognized by the US Coast Guard. On-Water Skills Standard Evaluators who complete a targeted skills training program and meet minimum boating safety instruction educational experience will

Pictured: The 2015 US Rio Olympic Test Event Sailing Team. Back Row (left to right): Brad Funk, Caleb Paine, Trevor Burd, Dave Hughes, Charlie Buckingham, and Matthew Whitehead. Front Row: Paige Railey, Briana Provancha, Helena Scutt, Annie Haeger, Paris Henken, Sarah Newberry, Carson Crain, and Stu McNay. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 5, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Osterville, Mass. (August 4, 2015) – Tuesday’s weather in Cape Cod, and in most of Southern England, featured a line-up of variety from morning ominous thunderstorms to a sun-splashed afternoon on the waters of Nantucket Sound. Sailors racing on the second day of competition at the 2015 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships experienced a tremendous

Osterville, Mass. (August 3, 2015) – The 2015 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships is underway this week for four days of racing at one of the country’s most preeminent maritime venues – Cape Cod. The Wianno Yacht Club in Osterville, Mass. will host this year’s championships that feature a talented collection of the top young

Friday featured another day of fantastic Laser sailing on Little Egg Harbor Bay for the competitors at the Laser U.S. National Championships and U.S. Singlehanded Championships.

Portsmouth, R.I. (July 22, 2015) – Katy Nastro takes you off the traditional sailing path from Martha’s Vineyard in this week’s episode of “The Beat”. Katy takes a lesson in Kiteboarding with Rob Douglas, one of the fastest sailors in the world. And it’s all about fun and games, as Katy gets wet and wild

Brant Beach, N.J. (July 20, 2015) – A strong fleet comprised of experienced Laser class sailors with impressive resumes combined with a new infusion of talented men and women will be at the forefront of this week’s U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championships, held in conjunction with the Laser Class U.S. National Championship. The men’s Laser Full

Pictured: Justin Coplan (Nyack, N.Y.), Caroline Patten (Barnegat Light, N.J.) and Danielle Prior (Mechanicsburg, Penn.), Toronto 2015 Lightning silver medalists.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sunday, July 19, 2015 Toronto, Canada – The sailing events of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games came to a close on Sunday, with the final medal races and awards ceremonies of the event