Notes: by Emily Willhoft Wind was slow to start this morning, but picked about around noon to start racing. Remained patchy throughout the semifinal. All day long the racing was tight and competitive with really good exchanges in the semifinals. As always in match racing, pre-starts and starts were important. Snow, Dellenbaugh, Merrick and Lalumiere
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (October 9, 2016) – The #3 ranked match racer in the country, Nevin Snow (San Diego, Calif.), may be moving up the rankings following this weekend’s triumphant performance in San Diego at the 2016 U.S. Match Racing Championship. The San Diego native earned his first Prince of Wales Bowl in impressive fashion
LAKE BLUFF, Ill. (October 8, 2016) – In his fourth bid to win the Jack Brown Trophy, Paul-Jon Patin (Forest Hills, N.Y.) won the 2016 Championship of Champions, hosted by the Lake Bluff Yacht Club, over three days of racing in the Sunfish class. Patin, who was representing the JY15 class, was the 2016 Sunfish
Saturday, October 8, 2016 Notes: Saturday started with more wind in the morning than Friday. Overall the average wind speed for the day was 8 knots. On day 2 of racing, skippers were focused on good starts and boat handling. Spinnaker handling was also massively important throughout the day. On Friday and even more so
Day 1 Notes (Friday, October 7, 2016): Winds started 4-5 knots and built up to 11-12 knots in the afternoon. Controlling the pre-start was really important, as always in match racing, but there were quite a few split starts where the lead changed several times because of shifty and patchy wind conditions. Sail handling was
Pictured: Adams with U.S. Olympian Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) after securing a bronze medal in the Finn at Rio 2016. Photo: Amory Ross/US Sailing Team. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – Josh Adams (Litchfield, Conn.) has decided to step down as Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing after guiding the U.S. Olympic
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (October 7, 2016) – The San Diego Yacht Club will play host to the 49th edition of the U.S. Match Racing Championship this Columbus Day weekend. Ten qualifying teams will go head-to-head for the Prince of Wales Bowl in the J/22 on San Diego Bay. Helms qualified for this national championship through
LAKE BLUFF, Ill. (October 6, 2016) – US Sailing’s Championship of Champions is recognized as one of the more unique adult racing events in the country. All sailors have qualified for this event by winning a one-design class National, North American, or World Championship in the qualifying years (2015 – 2016). These champions will be
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Legendary racer and sailing advocate, John B. “Jim” Kilroy (May 1, 1922 - September 29, 2016), passed away Thursday night at the age of 94. US Sailing had the opportunity to work closely with Mr. Kilroy over the past several years in developing the Reach Initiative.
US Sailing expresses our heartfelt condolences to John Harrison Doucet and his family for the devastating accident in Gulfport, Miss. on Sunday involving powerlines. Please help support John in his recovery through GoFundMe. This accident is a powerful reminder that powerlines around boating facilities has been a safety risk for years and continues to be.
Terry Kohler, a renowned businessman and passionate sailor, passed away Tuesday at the age of 82. In 2009, Kohler received the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy, US Sailing’s highest honor, for his outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing in the U.S. Kohler was a longtime contributor to the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program, including the US
Pictured: Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J., left), Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine, center) and Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla., right) secure silver at Rio 2016. Photo: Thomas Lovelock © OIS/IOC.  Photo Gallery of USA Sonar  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – With a victory in the final race of the event, U.S. Paralympic Team sailors Rick Doerr (Clifton,
Pictured: Rick Doerr, Brad Kendell and Hugh Freund, Sonar Class, on Friday. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – With the completion of Friday’s races, one day of competition remains at the Rio 2016 Paralympic regatta. Team USA will enter Saturday’s final races in contention for medals in the three-person Sonar and one-person 2.4mR
Pictured: Rick Doerr, Brad Kendell and Hugh Freund, Sonar Class. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing competition brought a second consecutive day of ideal weather conditions, and Team USA capitalized with a competitive performance in all three classes. With two days of
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil –  A strong breeze filled in early on the third day of racing at the 2016 Paralympic Games sailing competition, providing an exciting change of pace for the adaptive athletes in the Sonar, SKUD-18 and 2.4mR fleets. Team USA made gains in two classes on
Pictured: Doerr, Kendell and Freund (Sonar) racing on Tuesday. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – All three fleets at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games sailing competition were challenged with a long postponement and tricky weather conditions on Day Two of racing on Guanabara Bay. After being cleared to launch shortly after 2:00PM local
Pictured: Dee Smith, 2.4mR class. Photo: Richard Langdon / World Sailing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Team USA scored solid results on the first day of racing at the Rio 2016 Paralympic sailing competition, with all three American boats in a top-six position in their fleets. The eighty international competitors were
Pictured: Team USA training on Guanabara Bay in Rio on Sunday. Photo: Richard Langdon / World Sailing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Monday will see the opening races of the Rio 2016 Paralympic sailing competition, and six American athletes will compete in three classes over the next six days. The U.S. Sailing
2016 U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship ANNAPOLIS, Md. (September 11, 2016) – On Sunday in Annapolis, Nicole Breault (San Francisco, Calif.) became only the second skipper to win back-to-back U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championships in event history. Breault, the reigning defending champion from last year’s event in Balboa, California, defeated home town sailor Janel Zarkowsky