Olympic Development Program

Welcome to the US Sailing Olympic Development Program homepage.

Your journey to the podium begins here.

Guided by the Project Pipeline strategic initiative, US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) provides world-class coaching support to promising American youth sailors competing in high-performance classes.

Feature

Parkin_Rogers_2016_I420Worlds ODP Athletes Score World Championship Podiums at European Regattas - By Stu Streuli, US Sailing Europe hasn’t always been kind to young American sailors. It takes some time to get accustomed to competing on the Continent. But this past July generated substantial optimism for the future of U.S. Olympic sailing, with Olympic Development Program athletes bringing home a pair of podiums and a number of

Recommended Boats

The Olympic Development Program has endorsed six Olympic development classes, which are used at the US Youth Sailing Championship and the Youth Sailing World Championship:

  • Laser Radial (Olympic Development Program Core Class)
  • 29er (Olympic Development Program Core Class)
  • Techno 293
  • Laser
  • International 420
  • Nacra 15
  • Note: US Sailing has identified the Club 420, Optimist, Byte CII, CFJ, Sabot and Open Bic as strong skill-builder classes. These boats are the starting point for many young sailors. Aspiring high-performance racers with drive and interest can transition from these boats to the Olympic Development Classes listed above, and participate in the ODP.

Want to try sailing these Olympic development classes? Attend a US Sailing Try-It-Out Clinic!

Training Centers

US Sailing Team Sperry Training Centers offer great resources to aspiring Olympians and Paralympians.

Subscribe to Olympic Development Program News

Pictured: American 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships medalists. From left: Quinn Wilson (Ojai, Calif., 29er), Haddon Hughes (Houston, Texas, Laser Radial) and Riley Gibbs (Long Beach, Calif., 29er). Photo: Yvette Eenkema/US Sailing.

2014YW_USMedalists_Credit_Yvette_Eenkema_USSailing2

TOP