Rio 2016 Athlete Selection Has Begun!

American sailors in ten Olympic and three Paralympic classes are currently battling for spots on Team USA. Follow all the latest updates with the US Sailing Team Tracker:

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The US Sailing Team Sperry is managed by the United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for the sport of sailing and sailboat racing. The top boats in each Olympic and Paralympic class are selected annually to be members of the US Sailing Team Sperry. US Sailing helps these elite athletes with with financial, logistical, coaching, technical, fitness, marketing and communications support.

The title sponsor of the team is Sperry; other sponsors include Gold-Level partner Sunbrella and Silver-Level partners Harken, Team McLube and Groupe Beneteau. Yale Cordage is a team supplier. The US Sailing Center Miami is an Olympic training site. Oakcliff Sailing and Clearwater Community Sailing Center are US Sailing Team Sperry Training Centers. Chubb Personal Insurance sponsors US Sailing’s National Team Tour, a nationwide presentation program for US Sailing Team Sperry athletes.

Olympic, Paralympic and Youth Development News:


Clearwater Worlds: USA 49erFX & 49ers Make Gold Fleet, Henken & Scutt Earn Team USA Selection

Pictured: Paris Henken (Coronado, Calif.) and Helena Scutt (Kirkland, Wash.), 49erFX, US Sailing Team Sperry dueling with world championship-winning teams from New Zealand and Brazil, Day Four. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – Day Four of the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida saw Team USA gain its first two Rio

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Henken & Scutt Earn U.S. Olympic Team Selection in the 49erFX

Pictured: Paris Henken (Coronado, Calif.) and Helena Scutt (Kirkland, Wash.), 49erFX FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – American sailors Paris Henken (Coronado, Calif.) and Helena Scutt (Kirkland, Wash.) have won the U.S. Olympic Team Athlete Selection Series in the 49erFX, the women’s two-person high performance Olympic skiff. Rio 2016 will be the first Olympic

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FRIDAY LIVE COVERAGE: 49er & 49erFX World Championships, Clearwater

February 12, 2016 FRIDAY: LIVE Video Coverage from Clearwater 49er and 49erFX racing will be brought to a worldwide sailing audience on Friday, February 12 (Day 4) 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 broadcast will begin

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Clearwater Worlds: USA 49er and 49erFX Jump Upwards, Henken Siblings & Teammates Shine

Pictured: Paris Henken (Coronado, Calif.) and Helena Scutt (Kirkland, Wash.), 49erFX, US Sailing Team Sperry FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – Day three of the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida marked the first day that all three fleets complete multiple races, radically altering the standings and ushering in what

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Clearwater Worlds: Nacra 17’s Complete Four Wild Races, Skiffs Battle Waves

Pictured: Michael Easton (Bedford, Mass.) and Katie Pettibone (Port Huron, Mich.), Nacra 17. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 10, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – The Gulf of Mexico can be an unforgiving playing field, a point that has been firmly reinforced by weather conditions over the first two days of the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships. Day Two saw

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US Sailing Team Sperry

The US Sailing Team Sperry is selected annually from the best Olympic-class sailors in the United States. To learn more about our national sailing team, click here.

Olympic Development Program (ODP)

How do I start an Olympic campaign? What classes should I compete in? Who should I talk to? To answer these questions and more, click here.

US Sailing Development Team

The US Sailing Development Team is the pathway team for the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, and consists of America’s top prospects for future elevation to the national team. To learn more, click here.

ISAF Youth World Championship Team

The ISAF Youth World Championships Team will represent the US on the ultimate stage for the world’s best young talent. To learn more, click here.

The Olympic and Paralympic Games

Our team has one goal: Help Americans onto the Olympic and Paralympic podium. To find out about our Games Teams, venues, and history, click here.


To find out how to qualify for the Olympic and Paralympic Teams, US Sailing Team Sperry, Youth Worlds Team and more, click here.


To learn more about how you, your club or organization can support the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, click here.


To find out where and when your national team will be competing this year, click here.

Sponsorship & Commercial Program

To find out about how your company can join our team, and support American aspirations in Olympic and Paralympic sailing, click here.