Olympics

The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider is the US national sailing team, comprised of Olympic and Paralympic veterans and hopefuls. The team 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 Top-Sider. 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 Top-Sider; other sponsors include Harken and Team McLube. 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 Top-Sider training centers. Chubb Personal Insurance sponsors US Sailing’s National Team Tour, a nationwide presentation program for US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes.

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US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider

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

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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.

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ISAF Youth Worlds 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.

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The 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.

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Selection

To learn more about team selection criteria, including for the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, Development Team, and Youth Worlds Team, click here.

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Support

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

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Pathways

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.

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Calendar

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

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Sponsorship

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

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2014 ISAF SAILING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

ISAF Worlds, Day 6: Buckingham Into Medal Race, 470′s Stay Consistent

Pictured: Charlie Buckingham, Laser. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2014 Santander, Spain – Gold fleet competition at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship concluded in the Men’s Laser and Women’s Laser Radial classes, and the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider’s Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) will represent the United States in tomorrow’s medal race. American 470′s also continued their strong showing in a day that saw conditions range from 25 knots of breeze in the morning to dead-calm in the afternoon in beautiful but ever-unpredictable Santander.  Buckingham enters Thursday’s Men’s Laser medal race having already secured a career-best finish at the World Championship. With 55 […]

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