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Helly Hansen Selected To Outfit US Sailing Team Through 2020 (5/22/2017) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing and Helly Hansen, a global leader in sailing apparel, have announced a new partnership to support the US Sailing Team. Helly Hansen has been named as the exclusive apparel provider for national team sailors through 2020. “As US Sailing Team athletes compete around the world, it is of critical importance that they are equipped with the best technical
US Sailing Revises Youth Worlds Athlete Selection for RS:X (5/11/2017) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing today announced a revision to the athlete selection procedures for American RS:X board sailing athletes aiming to represent the United States at the 2017 Youth Sailing World Championships in Sanya, China (December 9-16, 2017). The premier event in youth sailing, and a proven pathway for future Olympic medalists, over 400 sailors from approximately 60 nations
US Sailing Team Unveils New Logo For New Era (5/10/2017) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing today released a new logo for the US Sailing Team, which will adorn national team athletes during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic quadrennium and beyond. The top sailors and teams in each Olympic class are selected annually for the national team roster. US Sailing helps these athletes with financial, logistical, coaching, technical,
Oakcliff Triple Crown Series to provide $500K in Grants to Olympic Sailing Hopefuls (4/6/2017) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2017 Oyster Bay, New York – Today, Oakcliff Sailing announced the Oakcliff Triple Crown Series, a groundbreaking plan to reward athletes for their hard work and provide significant financial resources to assist them in achieving Olympic success. The Triple Crown Series will consist of up to six regattas to be
US Sailing Names Campbell Chief Business Officer of U.S. Olympic Sailing (3/28/2017) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing today named veteran business consultant and former 470 athlete Jim Campbell (Stoughton, Wisc.) as Chief Business Officer of U.S. Olympic Sailing. Campbell will be the first CBO in the US Sailing Team’s history, and will be focused on connecting needed funding to athletes, building a new performance system and helping
Roster Announced: 2017 US Sailing Team (3/27/2017) - Pictured: The 2017 US Sailing Team will feature a mixture of newcomers and returning veterans such as Rio 2016 Olympians Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla., above). Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, has named 18 Olympic-class athletes
Marlow Ropes Joins US Sailing Team and ODP As Official Rope Supplier (3/16/2017) - Pictured: US Sailing Team athletes will benefit from Marlow’s innovative products on racecourses around the world. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – The US Sailing Team today announced a partnership with Marlow Ropes, a world leader in the development and manufacture of performance yachting rope. Effective immediately, Marlow will be the official rope supplier
Ingham, McBride and Becker Honored as U.S. Coaches of the Year (2/9/2017) - Pictured: 2016 US Sailing National Coach of the Year Mike Ingham (Rochester, N.Y. second from left) with Rio 2016 Paralympic medalists Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine). FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I.- After receiving nominations from the public in the final months of 2016, US Sailing’s Olympic
Charlie McKee to Step Down As US Sailing Team High Performance Director (2/2/2017) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing today announced that following an annual review and resulting team reorganization, two-time Olympic medalist Charlie McKee (Bend, Ore.) will step down as High Performance Director for the US Sailing Team after working to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities. McKee has orchestrated the national
McNay and Hughes (USA) Claim 3rd Miami Gold As US Sailing Team Concludes Miami Regatta (1/29/2017) - Above: Watch the full replay of Sunday’s Medal Race action in Miami. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2017 Miami, Fla. – The final five medal races were held at World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella (January 22-29, 2017) on Sunday, capping off a successful 28th year of North America’s premier Olympic classes regatta. U.S. Olympians Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes
American Sailors Ready to Challenge For Medals On Sunday In Miami (1/28/2017) - Above: Watch the full replay of Saturday’s Medal Race action in Miami. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2017 Miami, Fla. – Five of the ten scheduled medal races took place on Saturday at World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella (January 22-29, 2017), with US Sailing Team boats competing in the Men’s 49er and Nacra 17 classes as
U.S. Boats Qualify for Medal Races In Miami, Worldwide TV Broadcast Set For Weekend (1/27/2017) - Pictured: Olympian Louisa Chafee (Warwick, R.I.) and helmsman Riley Gibbs (Long Beach, Calif.), Nacra 17. Photo: Sailing Energy. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2017 Miami, Fla. – World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella (January 22-29, 2017) will see the first medal races of the regatta take place on Saturday. On day four, competition was intense as the final berths in
Both Experienced and Untested U.S. Boats Excel In Unpredictable Miami (1/26/2017) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2017 Miami, Fla. – World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella (January 22-29, 2017) saw shifty conditions return to Biscayne Bay, but the world-renowned sailing venue nevertheless yielded up a full day of exciting racing. Americans are battling inside the top ten overall in seven of ten Olympic classes, with one more day of full-fleet action on
USA Jumps Upward in Radial, Laser and Men’s 470 in Miami (1/25/2017) - Pictured: Erika Reineke (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), Women’s Laser Radial. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing Team FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2017 Miami, Fla. – With the second of six days of racing completed at World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella (January 22-29, 2017) American sailors are in the top ten in seven of ten classes at North America’s premier
US Sailors Begin Racing On Home Waters In Miami (1/24/2017) - Pictured: Fred Strammer (Nokomis, Fla.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.), Men’s 49er. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing Team. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2017 Miami, Fla. – Sailing can often be as much of a battle against the weather as it is a contest between athletes, and the 450 top sailors assembled on Miami’s Biscayne Bay for World Cup
Anna Tunnicliffe Withdraws from Sailing World Cup Miami 2017 (1/24/2017) - Pictured: Anna Tunnicliffe (Pittsburgh, Penn.), Laser Radial. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing Team. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2017 Miami, Fla. – Olympic Champion Anna Tunnicliffe (Pittsburgh, Penn.) has withdrawn from competing in the Laser Radial class at Sailing World Cup Miami 2017, due to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s denial of her expedited request to return
To Get to Tokyo, Start In Miami: US Sailing Team Begins 2020 Mission (1/23/2017) - Pictured: U.S. Olympic sailors Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.) train in advance of the first day of racing in Miami. @Pedro Martinez / Sailing Energy / World Sailing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 23, 2017 Miami, Fla. – US Sailing Team athletes have joined over 400 competitors from 43 other nations for the
Paine, Moroz Named US Sailing’s 2016 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year (1/12/2017) - PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (January 12, 2017) - Olympic Bronze Medalist Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) and IKA Formula Kite World Champion Daniela Moroz (Lafayette, Calif.) today were selected as US Sailing’s 2016 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year.
Sailing World Cup Miami: Regatta Park’s Fan Zone (1/9/2017) - 2017 Sailing World Cup Miami Presented by Sunbrella Spectators Welcomed to Regatta Park for Viewing Experience MIAMI, Fla. (January 10, 2017) – Established in 1990 by US Sailing, Sailing World Cup Miami Presented by Sunbrella annually draws elite sailors, including Olympic hopefuls from around the world. The regatta features high-level racing and often serves as
New Era Begins: Malcolm Page Takes the Helm of US Sailing Team (1/4/2017) - Pictured: Malcolm Page (left) addresses US Sailing Team athletes for the first time as head of the program. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 4, 2017 Miami, Fla. – Malcolm Page, US Sailing’s newly-appointed Chief of Olympic Sailing, on Wednesday addressed US Sailing Team athletes and other American Olympic hopefuls for the first time as head of the program. Page’s
USA Takes Three Medals At 2016 Youth Sailing Worlds (12/20/2016) - Pictured: 420 gold medalists Wiley Rogers (Houston, Texas) and Jack Parkin (Riverside, Conn.). FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s 13-member 2016 Youth Sailing World Championship Team (YWT) secured three medals at the world’s premier youth regatta, including gold in the boy’s 420, silver in the Nacra 15 open multihull, and bronze in the boy’s Laser
Youth Worlds: USA In The Hunt In Final Stages (12/18/2016) - Pictured: 420 leaders Wiley Rogers (Houston, Texas) and Jack Parkin (Riverside, Conn.). FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s 2016 Youth Sailing World Championship Team (YWT) is competing in the top ten overall in five of nine classes as the world’s premier youth regatta enters its final stages. 380 sailors from 65 nations have gathered in Auckland, New Zealand for
Best U.S. Sailors of 2016 are Shortlisted (12/16/2016) - Sailing's top performers of the year are being heralded by US Sailing with the announcement of the eight men and six women who have been shortlisted for the 2016 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards.
U.S. Youth Worlds Team Set to Compete In Auckland (12/14/2016) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – 13 members of US Sailing’s 2016 Youth Sailing World Championship Team (YWT) will begin racing on Friday at the premier youth event in international sailing. The 2016 Youth Worlds is expected to include 380 sailors from 65 nations and will be held in Auckland, New Zealand from December 14-20.
Miami ODP Racing Camp Offers Best of Both Worlds (11/29/2016) - “Not only are [sailors] telling themselves to keep going, but now they have another voice—that isn’t a small whisper inside their head—telling them to ‘hike harder’ or ‘be more balanced’ throughout the entire race. It definitely unlocks a part of your brain and really makes everyone push each other at an entirely different level.” —Sophia
Olympic Champion Malcolm Page Selected To Lead US Sailing Team (11/28/2016) - Pictured: Malcolm Page (second from left), will lead the US Sailing Team towards Tokyo 2020. Photo: World Sailing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 28, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing today announced the selection of two-time Olympic Champion and seven-time World Champion Malcolm Page (Sydney, Australia) as the Chief of Olympic Sailing, succeeding Josh Adams (Litchfield,
Nomination Period Open for US Sailing’s 2016 Coach of the Year Awards (11/15/2016) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 15, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) today announced that the nomination period has opened for the 2016 US Sailing Coach of the Year Awards. The OSC will honor American coaches in five categories who have done outstanding work at the youth, national and international levels. The awards are a
2017 Schedule Announced For Olympic Development Program (ODP) (11/7/2016) - Pictured: ODP sailors and 2015 Youth Worlds gold medalists Will Logue (Cos Cob, Conn.) and Bram Brakman (Darien, Conn.), at center. Photo: Christophe Launay/ISAF FOR IMMEDITE RELEASE November 7, 2016 Portsmouth, Rhode Island – US Sailing has released the 2017 schedule for the Olympic Development program (ODP). The schedule outlines 49 training camps and regattas that will play a
2017 US Sailing Youth Worlds Team Selection Procedures Released (11/7/2016) - Pictured: The 2015 US Sailing ISAF Youth Worlds Team, with coaches. Photo: Christophe Launay/ISAF FOR IMMEDITE RELEASE November 7, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing has released selection procedures for American athletes hoping to compete in the 2017 Youth World Sailing Championship, to be held in Akko, Israel from July 8-15, 2017. US Sailing and the Olympic Development
ODP Athletes Dominate Podium at Red Bull Foiling Generation U.S. Qualifier (10/20/2016) - NEWPORT, R.I. (October 20, 2016) — The Red Bull Foiling Generation Event was a significant departure from the norm for Olympic Development Program athletes Quinn Wilson and Riley Gibbs. The boats, the start, the course and the regatta format were all extremely different from the windward/leeward sailing that had been the focus of their campaign
13 U.S. Sailors Named to 2016 Youth World Championship Team (10/20/2016) - US Sailing has named 13 athletes to its 2016 Youth Sailing World Championship Team. The premier youth event in international sailing, the Youth Worlds is expected to include competitors from over 70 nations. The event is set to be held in Auckland, New Zealand from December 14-20.
Adams To Step Down As Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing (10/7/2016) - 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
BREAKING – Rio 2016 (Sailing): Sonar Silver for Doerr, Kendell and Freund at Paralympic Games (9/17/2016) - 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,
Rio 2016 (Sailing): U.S. Paralympic Sonar, 2.4mR Will Challenge for Medals On Saturday (9/16/2016) - 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
Rio 2016 (Sailing): U.S. Para Team Battles At The Top As Regatta Enters Final Stage (9/15/2016) - 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
Rio 2016 (Sailing): Team USA Sonar Climbs Leaderboard (9/14/2016) - 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
Rio 2016 (Sailing): Light Winds Challenge Para Fleets (9/13/2016) - 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
Rio 2016 (Sailing): Team USA Top Six In All Para Classes (9/12/2016) - 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
Rio 2016 (Sailing): Opening Paralympic Races Set For Monday (9/11/2016) - 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
Adams: Reflections on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team (9/7/2016) - WATCH: The Rio Report / N.14 – A Message From The Leaders – US Sailing Team Leader Josh Adams and High Performance Director Charlie McKee give their full Olympic wrap-up after the closing ceremony and conclusion of Olympic competition in Rio de Janeiro. September 7, 2016 Reflections on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team by Josh
Updated: 2016 Youth Worlds Team Athlete Selection Procedures (8/31/2016) - Pictured: Maximo Nores (USA) competing in the Boy’s Board (RS:X) class at the Youth Worlds. Christophe Launay/World Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has updated the selection procedures for American athletes seeking to compete at the 2016 Youth Sailing World Championship, set to be held in Auckland, New
Rio 2016 (Sailing): McNay and Hughes Finish Strong (8/18/2016) - WATCH: The Rio Report / N.12 – Veterans and Newcomers Reflect – Team USA veterans Stu McNay and Dave Hughes finish strong in Rio with one of the best performances of their career while Olympic newcomers Paris Henken and Helena Scutt review the experience of their first Games. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2016 Rio de
Rio 2016 (Sailing): Lack Of Wind Delays 470 Medal Races Until Thursday (8/17/2016) - WATCH: The Rio Report / N.11 – The Man Behind Five Medals – With racing cancelled for the day due to light winds we grabbed Team USA sailing coach Luther Carpenter for a quick chat about guiding Caleb Paine to a Bronze medal in Rio and his own Olympic history. Carpenter has now coached American athletes to
Rio 2016 (Sailing): Bronze for Paine, 470’s Hang Tough, 49erFX Into Medal Race (8/16/2016) - WATCH: The Rio Report – Podium for Paine: First time Olympian Caleb Paine claims the Bronze medal in the Finn Class for Team USA. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Tuesday was an emotional thrill ride for U.S. Sailing Team athletes, staff and fans alike as the action at the Rio 2016 Olympic
BREAKING: Rio 2016 (Sailing) – Caleb Paine (USA) Wins Bronze In The Finn (8/16/2016) - Pictured: Caleb Paine after securing Bronze at Rio 2016. Photo: Amory Ross/US Sailing Team. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – U.S. Olympic Team sailor Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) has won a bronze medal in the Finn class, the Men’s Heavyweight Dinghy. Rio 2016 is the first career Olympic Games appearance for
Rio 2016 (Sailing): Henken and Scutt Stay Consistent, Four Medal Races Set for Tuesday (8/15/2016) - WATCH: The Rio Report – N.9 – Day 8 day ended with a gale but the 49er and 49erFX classes managed to score three races apiece on the ocean courses outside Guanabara Bay. Hear from 49er crew Joe Morris on how he and skipper Thomas Barrows are sailing so far, and the 49erFX team of Paris
Rio 2016 (Sailing): Team USA Clinches Finn and Nacra 17 Medal Race Berths, 470’s Stay Consistent (8/14/2016) -   WATCH: The Rio Report – N.8 – Day 7 of the Olympic regatta was a good one for Team USA with Bora Gulari and Louisa Chafee punching a ticket to the Nacra 17 medal race, and Caleb Paine doing the same in the Finn class. Additionally, both Men’s and Women’s 470s put up pairs of
Rio 2016 (Sailing): USA Clinches Radial Medal Race Berth, Shines In 49erFX (8/13/2016) - WATCH: The Rio Report – N.7 – With his 10-6 scoreline on Day 6 Charlie Buckingham did almost everything he needed to in order to make the Laser’s top-ten Medal Race. With 109 points he tied for tenth but lost the tiebreaker based on best-race finishes. Ever-positive, Charlie reflects on a very successful four days of
Rio 2016 (Sailing): 470’s Leading the Way for Team USA (8/12/2016) - WATCH: The Rio Report – N.6, Mid-Olympics Update FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Day 5 of the sailing competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games was a momentous one, as the RS:X fleets concluded full-fleet competition, the opening races for the Men’s 49er and Women’s 49erFX high-performance skiffs were held, and the
Rio 2016 (Sailing): Team USA Rides Through Highs and Lows (8/11/2016) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – For the second consecutive day, conditions at the Rio 2016 Olympic sailing event were defined by high, steady breeze with large swells on the ocean racing areas, and flat water with unpredictable weather on the Guanabara Bay courses. Team USA athletes experienced a wide range
Rio 2016 (Sailing): Team USA Displays Speed In Complex Weather (8/10/2016) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The sailing venue at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games continues to surprise and challenge hundreds of the world’s best athletes and coaches with unpredictable weather, and the third day of competition featured the toughest racing yet. Light winds in the early afternoon gave way to rain on the
Rio 2016 (Sailing): Team USA Battles The Conditions (8/9/2016) - WATCH: The Rio Report / N.3 – Battling the Conditions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 9, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Rio 2016 Olympic sailing athletes got their first taste of light air conditions on Day 2 of racing on Guanabara Bay, with the early races in each of the five currently-active classes being defined by
Rio 2016 (Sailing): Strong Early Winds Bring Solid Results For Team USA (8/8/2016) - WATCH: The Rio Report / N.2 – First Day of Racing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 8, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The sailing competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games began in earnest on Monday, with strong winds and sunshine providing a worthy test for athletes in the Men’s Laser, Women’s Laser Radial, Men’s RS:X and
Rio 2016 (Sailing): Team USA Ready to Race (8/7/2016) -   Video: After four years of preparation, the U.S Olympic Sailing Team is ready to go.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 7, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Monday, August 8 will see the opening races of the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing competition, with 380 athletes from 66 nations ready to put four years of intense preparation
ODP Athletes Score World Championship Podiums at European Regattas (8/2/2016) - 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
USA’s Henry Marshall Wins Laser Radial Youth World Championship (7/30/2016) - From left: Chase Burwell, ODP Travel Team Coach Brendan Casey, Sophia Reineke, Anna Weiss, Henry Marshall, Christina Sakellaris, and ODP Travel Team Coach Rulo Borojovich. Photo: Cathy Sakellaris/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30th, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – Henry Marshall (Newton, Mass.) has won the 2016 Laser Radial Youth World Championship, held at Royal St George Yacht Club in
Houston Sends US Sailing Team To Rio In Style (7/28/2016) - July 28, 2016 Houston, Texas – The U.S. National Sailing Team received a rousing send-off from hundreds of junior sailors, families, Olympians and fans at Houston Yacht Club on Wednesday as the team prepares to head to Brazil. The Send-Off Party coincided with the U.S. Optimist Class National Championship, allowing scores of future Team USA hopefuls to
Ready For Rio: An Open Letter from Josh Adams, US Sailing (7/21/2016) - Ready for Rio An open letter to all American sailors from the Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing. July 21, 2016 To friends and supporters of our National Team, On August 5, when the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team lines up to march as part of Team USA in the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony, the athletes
July 4th Launch For UNCHARTED WATERS Feature Film On The US Sailing Team Sperry (6/30/2016) - After over a year of production, the Uncharted Waters film, presented by Sunbrella, seeks to inspire new fans of sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – July 4th, 2016 will see the worldwide premier of Uncharted Waters, Presented by Sunbrella, a feature-length film exploring the challenges, triumphs, and motivations of US Sailing Team Sperry athletes, as well as the profound beauty of the sport
ODP Camp Recap: Sail Newport 29er Clinic (6/29/2016) - ODP 29er Clinic June 24 to 26, 2016 Sail Newport, Newport, R.I. Two decades ago, the United States got a fast start in the 49er class courtesy of a strong spirit of cooperation among a group of talented dinghy sailors. The net result was an Olympic bronze medal and a handful of podium finishes at the
National Team Send-Off Party Set for July 27th In Houston (6/27/2016) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – Fourteen athletes who have earned a place on the U.S. National Sailing Team will be treated to a rousing Send-Off Party on July 27th in Houston, Texas at Houston Yacht Club, presented by Sunbrella. Coinciding with a gathering of many of the nation’s top youth sailors at the 2016 Optimist
ODP Camp Recap: College Sailing High Performance Clinic (6/24/2016) -   College Sailing High Performance Clinic June 9 to 12, 2016 Oakcliff Sailing, Oyster Bay, N.Y.   The gulf between the boats used for high school and collegiate sailing in the United States and the Olympic classes has never been larger. At the same time, the hunger among top collegiate sailors to sample the next
Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland: Gulari and Chafee (USA) Earn Medal Race Berth (6/11/2016) - Pictured:  Gulari and Chafee (USA), Nacra 17. Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I.- US Sailing Team Sperry Nacra 17 athletes Bora Gulari (Detroit, Mich.) and Louisa Chafee (Warwick, R.I.) finished the final day of full-fleet racing at Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland (United Kingdom) in 6th overall, and earned a berth
Porteous and McKinnon (SKUD-18) Earn Place On U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team (5/30/2016) - Pictured: Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Maureen McKinnon (Marblehead, Mass.) in Medemblik, The Netherlands.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 30, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. –  Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Maureen McKinnon (Marblehead, Mass.) have earned selection to the Rio 2016 U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team based on the results of the US Sailing Paralympic Athlete Selection Series in the two-person keelboat. This will be the
Para Sailing Worlds: Doerr, Kendell and Freund (USA) Win World Championship Title (5/28/2016) - Pictured:  Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine), U.S. Paralympic Team & US Sailing Team Sperry (national team). Photo Jasper van Staveren / Delta Lloyd Regatta. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 28, 2016 Medemblik, The Netherlands – US Sailing Team Sperry Sonar athletes have won the overall title at the 2016 Para
Para Worlds: USA Sonar Controls Penultimate Day, SKUD-18 Rio 2016 Selection Set For Saturday (5/27/2016) - Pictured: Sonar USA 1 wins Race 7 on Friday. Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine), U.S. Paralympic Team & US Sailing Team Sperry (national team). FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2016 Medemblik, The Netherlands – One day of racing remains at the 2016 Para World Sailing Championships (May 24-28) / Delta Lloyd Regatta, and
Para Worlds: USA SKUD-18 Rio 2016 Selection Tightens Up (5/26/2016) - Pictured: Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Maureen McKinnon (Marblehead, Mass.) racing on day 3 in the SKUD-18 fleet. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2016 Medemblik, the Netherlands – Competitors at the 2016 Para World Sailing Championships (May 24-28) / Delta Lloyd Regatta experienced a light-air affair on Day 3 of racing, but regatta officials managed to conduct a full day of racing in
Para Worlds: USA Sonar Moves Into Lead after Four Races (5/25/2016) - Pictured: Sonar leaders Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine), Sonar. Photo Sander van der Borch / Delta Lloyd Regatta. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2016 Medemblik, the Netherlands – Racing is complete on Day Two of the 2016 Para World Sailing Championships (May 24-28), an event running in tandem this year with the Delta
ODP Camp Recap: Alamitos Bay YC (5/24/2016) - Olympic Development Program Camp Recap Sail Trim May 6 to 8, 2016 Alamitos Bay YC, Long Beach, Calif. Thirty-one sailors in three classes gathered in Southern California, May 6 to 8, for an Olympic Development Program camp focused on sail trim. The classes represented included the Laser Radial (11 sailors), 29er (8 teams) and International
U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team Selection Set To Conclude at Para Worlds (5/23/2016) - Pictured: US national team SKUD-18 athletes will compete for a Rio 2016 berth in Medemblik, the Netherlands this week. Photo: Teri Dodds/World Sailing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2016 Medemblik, the Netherlands – The 2016 Para World Sailing Championships (May 24-28), which will take place as part of the Delta Lloyd Regatta, will begin on Tuesday in Medemblik, the Netherlands. The
Golden Spinnaker Gala Nets $252,000 for U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams (5/11/2016) - Pictured: Athletes named to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams at the Golden Spinnaker Gala in New York. Photo © US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sailing Foundation of New York’s 2016 Golden Spinnaker Gala Raises $252,000 for U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams World-Renowned Sailor Ken Read Serves as Master of Ceremonies –
Sailing World Cup Hyères: US Sailing Team Wins Two Medal Races (5/1/2016) - Pictured: Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.), Men’s 470, US Sailing Team Sperry.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2016 Hyères, France – US Sailing Team Sperry athletes competed in front of a global digital  audience on the final day of Sailing World Cup Hyères (April 27 – May 1), and won two medal races against the world’s best. American
Sailing World Cup Hyères: USA Takes Sonar Bronze, Qualifies for 470 and Finn Medal Races (4/30/2016) - Pictured: Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine), Paralympic Sonar, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2016 Hyères, France – Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine) won bronze for the US Sailing Team Sperry on Day 4
Dee Smith (2.4mR) Qualifies For Rio 2016 U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team (4/30/2016) - Pictured: Dee Smith, 2.4mR class. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2016 Hyères, France – Dee Smith (Annapolis, Md.) has won selection to the Rio 2016 U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team based on the results of the US Sailing Paralympic Athlete Selection Series in the 2.4mR one-person keelboat. Smith (63) is a veteran of the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Maxi competition and
Sailing World Cup Hyères: USA Sonar Takes Lead Into Final Paralympic Day (Saturday) (4/29/2016) - Pictured: Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine), Paralympic Sonar, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2016 Hyères, France – The US Sailing Team Sperry Sonar Team of Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine) moved to the
Sailing World Cup Hyères: Paine (Finn) and USA Sonar Stay Consistent (4/28/2016) - Pictured:  Caleb Paine, Finn, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2016 Hyères, France – After two days of racing at Sailing World Cup Hyères (April 27 – May 1), the US Sailing Team Sperry (national team) has five boats in top-ten positions in their fleet.  This week’s regatta in Hyères is widely considered
Doerr, Kendell & Freund (Sonar) Earn Place On Rio 2016 U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team (4/27/2016) - Pictured: Team USA’s Doerr, Kendell and Freund, Sonar class. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2016 Hyères, France –  Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine) have earned selection to the Rio 2016 U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team based on the results of the US Sailing Paralympic Athlete Selection Series in the Sonar three-person
Sailing World Cup Hyères: Paralympic Hopefuls and Olympic Team Gather in France (4/26/2016) - Pictured: Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine), Sonar, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2016 Hyères, France – The US Sailing Team Sperry (national team) has gathered in southern France for Sailing World Cup Hyères (April 27 – May 1), the third event in sailing’s
Ullman and Keen Honored as US National Coaches of the Year (4/25/2016) - Pictured: Dave Ullman (Newport Beach, Calif.) with 2015 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Test Event gold medalists Haeger and Provancha. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – After soliciting nominations from the public, US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) today announced David Ullman (Newport Beach, Calif.) as US Sailing’s 2015 National Coach of the Year,
Railey (USA) Wins Silver at Radial Worlds, Fifth Career Medal (4/20/2016) - Pictured: Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – The US Sailing Team Sperry’s Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) has won a silver medal at the 2016 Laser Radial World Championship, held on Banderas Bay at Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. This is Railey’s fifth career Worlds podium finish, having won Gold
Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Roster Announced (4/20/2016) - Pictured: Paris Henken (Coronado, Calif.) and Helena Scutt (Kirkland, Wash.), 49erFX, U.S. Olympic Sailing Team, training in Rio de Janeiro. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – The last of seven regattas comprising the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Athlete Selection Series has concluded, and US Sailing has confirmed the names of the fifteen sailors who
A Good Start is the Focus of Miami Olympic Development Program Camp (4/18/2016) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2016 Skimming across the water at breakneck speed, sailing a modern skiff like the 29er can appear to be an aquatic high-wire act, where one false move can lead to complete disaster. But looks can be deceiving. These boats are made to go fast and—as is the case with a
470 Europeans: Bronze for McNay & Hughes As Olympic Contenders Square Off (4/12/2016) - Pictured: Stu McNay and Dave Hughes, Men’s 470, US Sailing Team Sperry, shortly after the medal race in Palma. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2016 Palma de Mallorca, Spain – The 2016 470 Class European Championship (April 7-12) have concluded in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and for the second consecutive year, the US Sailing Team Sperry’s Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami,
McNay and Hughes (Men’s 470) Earn Selection to Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team (4/12/2016) - Pictured: Stu McNay and David Hughes, Men’s 470, US Sailing Team Sperry.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2016 Palma de Mallorca, Spain –  Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.) have earned selection to the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team based on the results of the US Sailing Olympic Athlete Selection Series in the Men’s 470, the two-person dinghy.
470 Europeans: Two American Teams Aiming For Podium (4/11/2016) - Pictured: Stu McNay and Dave Hughes, Men’s 470, US Sailing Team Sperry FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2016 Palma de Mallorca, Spain – After five days of hard racing, US Sailing Team Sperry athletes will have a chance at the podium in tomorrow’s medal races at the 2016 470 Class European Championship (April 7-12) in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Haeger and Provancha (Women’s 470) Earn Selection to Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team (4/10/2016) - Pictured: Annie Haeger & Briana Provancha, Women’s 470, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Onne van der Wal FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2016 Palma de Mallorca, Spain – Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.) have earned selection to the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team based on the results of the US Sailing Olympic Athlete Selection
470 Europeans: USA Women in 6th, Men in 8th Overall (4/9/2016) - Pictured: Stu McNay and Dave Hughes, Men’s 470, US Sailing Team Sperry FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2016 Palma de Mallorca, Spain – Competitors at the 2016 470 Class European Championship (April 7-12) enjoyed near-perfect sailing conditions on day three of racing in Palma. Sunny skies, a light swell and 12-16 knots of breeze provided many of the world’s best
470 Europeans: Storms Frustrate Racing On Day 2 (4/8/2016) - Pictured: Sydney Bolger (Long Beach, Calif.) and Carly Shevitz (Santa Barbara, Calif.), Women’s 470, US Sailing Team Sperry FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2016 Palma de Mallorca, Spain – Progress at the 470 Class European Championship (April 7-12) was impeded by rain and inconsistent wind in Palma on Day 2 of the event. Despite earnest attempts by race committee personnel,
470 Europeans: USA Top Ten In Men’s & Women’s Fleets (4/7/2016) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2016 Palma de Mallorca, Spain – The opening races have been completed at the 470 Class European Championship (April 7-12), and US Sailing Team Sperry athletes occupy top-ten positions in both the men’s and women’s fleets after a light and shifty day off the coast of Mallorca, Spain. This year’s Europeans serves as
Women’s 470 Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Selection Series To Be Decided in Palma (4/6/2016) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2016 Palma de Mallorca, Spain – The second and final Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team selection event, the 470 Class European Championship (April 7-12), is set to begin on Thursday in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Two strong US Sailing Team Sperry (national team) women’s boats are in contention for the
McNay and Hughes (Men’s 470) Look to Defend European Title in Palma (4/5/2016) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 5, 2016 Palma de Mallorca, Spain – After medal-winning performances at Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, and at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, the US Sailing Team Sperry’s Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.) will aim to make the podium for a third time in 2016 at the 470 Class
Silver for McNay & Hughes In Palma, USA Competes In Four Medal Races (4/2/2016) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2016 Palma de Mallorca, Spain –  The 47th Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar, one of sailing’s most enduring and venerable Olympic-class regattas, has concluded in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. In what will certainly be a memorable event for the US Sailing Team Sperry, national team athletes Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.) finished on
Buckingham, Lepert and Pascual Earn Selection to Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Team (Sailing) (4/1/2016) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2016 Palma de Mallorca, Spain – American sailors Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.), Marion Lepert (Belmont, Calif.), and Pedro Pascual (Miami, Fla.) have won selection to the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Team in the Laser, Women’s RS:X and Men’s RS:X classes, respectively, based on their combined results at January’s Sailing World Cup Miami (January 25-30)
Pedro Pascual (Men’s RS:X) Wins Selection to Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team (4/1/2016) - Pictured: Pedro Pascual (Miami, Fla.), Men’s RS:X, US Sailing Team Sperry, races in Palma de Mallorca. Photo: Jesus Renedo/Sailing Energy. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2016 Palma de Mallorca, Spain. – RS:X athlete Pedro Pascual (Miami, Fla.) has earned selection to the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team based on the results of the US Sailing Olympic Athlete Selection
Marion Lepert (Women’s RS:X) Wins Selection to Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team (4/1/2016) - Pictured: Marion Lepert (Belmont, Calif.), Women’s RS:X, U.S. Olympic Sailing Team, shortly after winning Rio 2016 selection. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2016 Palma de Mallorca, Spain. – RS:X athlete Marion Lepert (Belmont, Calif.) has earned selection to the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team based on the results of the US Sailing Olympic Athlete Selection Series in the Women’s
Charlie Buckingham (Laser) Wins Selection to Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team (4/1/2016) - Pictured: Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.), Laser, U.S. Olympic Sailing Team. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2016 Palma de Mallorca, Spain. – Laser athlete Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) has earned selection to the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team based on the results of the US Sailing Olympic Athlete Selection Series in the men’s one-person
U.S. Olympic Team Selection (Sailing) Nearing Completion in Palma (3/31/2016) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2016 Palma de Mallorca, Spain –  Only one day of full-fleet racing remains at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team selection series for the Men’s Laser, Men’s RS:X and Women’s RS:X are rapidly coming to a close. With only medal races scheduled for Saturday, it is
U.S. Olympic Team Selection: Laser, Two RS:X Berths to Be Decided in Palma (3/27/2016) - Pictured: Charlie Buckingham, Laser, US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 26, 2016 Palma de Mallorca, Spain – Over a thousand sailors from dozens of nations have gathered in Palma de Mallorca, Spain for the 47th edition of one of the world’s most enduring Olympic classes regattas, the  Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar. Twenty-seven U.S. sailors will
US Sailing’s ODP Jump-Starts Skiff Careers for U.S. Girls (3/25/2016) - by Willie McBride, US Sailing Team Sperry and ODP Skiff Coach US Sailing Olympic Development Program (ODP) coach Dane Wilson summed up the March ODP 29er training camp noting, “When so many teams make a jump this big in just two days, you know that you’ve got something special.”  In early March, the 2016 US Sailing ODP
Caleb Paine (Finn) Wins Selection to Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team (3/12/2016) - Pictured: Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) at the finish line of the final race of the 2016 Finn European Championship, where he earned U.S. Olympic Team selection. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2016 Barcelona, Spain. – The Rio 2016 Selection Series in the Finn class (Men’s Heavyweight Dinghy) came to a memorable conclusion on Saturday at the Finn European
Finn Europeans: Close Battle on Penultimate Day, Rio 2016 Berth To Be Decided Saturday (3/11/2016) - Pictured:  US Sailing Team Sperry Finn athletes Caleb Paine (foreground) and Zach Railey racing on Day 5 (March 11) of the 2016 Finn European Championship. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2016 Barcelona, Spain. –  The battle for the U.S. Olympic Team Selection Series in the Finn class (Men’s Heavyweight Dinghy) will come down to the final day of racing at
Finn Europeans: Tight U.S. Olympic Selection Series Enters Final Stages (3/10/2016) - Pictured:  Zach Railey, Finn, US Sailing Team Sperry, in Barcelona, Day Four FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2016 Barcelona, Spain. –  The Finn European Championship (March 7-12) is entering its final stages in Barcelona, Spain, and the U.S. Olympic Team Selection Series in the Finn class (Men’s Heavyweight Dinghy) will end on Saturday. Beijing 2008 Olympic silver medalist Zach Railey (Clearwater, Fla.)
Finn Europeans, U.S. Olympic Team Selection Event, Underway in Barcelona (3/7/2016) - Pictured:  Caleb Paine, Finn, US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. –  The Finn European Championship (March 7-12) has begun in Barcelona, Spain. This event will serve as the second and final regatta in what has become a tight U.S. Olympic Team Selection Series in the Finn class (Men’s Heavyweight Dinghy).
Paige Railey Wins Selection to Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team (3/4/2016) - Pictured:  Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), Laser Radial, US Sailing Team Sperry, sailing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 4, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – After earning the best combined scores during US Sailing’s two-regatta selection series for the Laser Radial (women’s one-person dinghy), Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) has been named to the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team. Rio
Benjamin, Haeger Feted as US Sailing’s 2015 Rolex Yachtsman, Yachtswoman of the Year (3/3/2016) - Steve Benjamin, a past Olympic medalist, and Annie Haeger, an Olympic hopeful, today were presented the US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards for 2015.
Laser Radial Europeans: U.S. Olympic Team Selection to be Decided Friday (3/3/2016) - Pictured:  Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), Laser Radial, US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. –  The 2016 Laser Radial European Championship (February 28-March 4) will come to a close in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain, on Friday, March 4 (tomorrow). In addition to being one of the toughest events of the year in this
Radial Europeans Preview: World’s Best Gather, U.S. Olympic Team Selection On The Line (2/27/2016) - Pictured:  Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), Laser Radial, US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. –  The 2016 Laser Radial European Championship (February 28-March 4) is set to begin in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain, and the event will also serve as the second and final Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Team selection regatta for the Laser
470 Worlds: Career-Best Performances for U.S. Athletes At Olympic Selection Regatta (2/27/2016) - Pictured:  Competitors line up just prior to the start of the 470 Worlds medal race, with the US Sailing Team Sperry’s Sydney Bolger (Long Beach, Calif.) and Carly Shevitz (Santa Barbara, Calif.) in the foreground. Photo © Matias Capizzano/470 Class FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. –  The 470 Class World Championship (Feb. 22-27) in San Isidro, Argentina, which serves as the first
470 Worlds: Two USA Women’s Teams Qualify for Medal Race (2/26/2016) - Pictured:  Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.), 470, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo © Matias Capizzano/470 Class FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. –  Full-fleet racing at the 470 Class World Championship (Feb. 22-27) in San Isidro, Argentina has come to and end on Day 5, and Saturday’s medal races are all that remain. In the
470 Worlds: USA Women’s Teams Shine, Men Enter Top 10 (2/25/2016) - Pictured: Sydney Bolger (Long Beach, Calif.) and Carly Shevitz (Santa Barbara, Calif.), 470, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo © Matias Capizzano/470 Class FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. –  The 470 Class World Championship (Feb. 22-27) in San Isidro, Argentina, are nearing their conclusion, and US Sailing Team Sperry athletes have enjoyed strong results so far this
Preview: 470 World Championship & U.S. Olympic Team Selection (2/21/2016) - Pictured: McNay and Hughes, Men’s 470, US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. –  The 470 Class World Championship (Feb. 22-27) will begin on Monday in San Isidro, Argentina, and will form the first half of the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Selection Series for American men’s and women’s 470 teams.
Gulari and Chafee Earn U.S. Olympic Team Selection in the Nacra 17 Multihull (2/14/2016) - Pictured: Bora Gulari (Detroit, Mich.) and Louisa Chafee (Warwick, R.I.), Nacra 17, 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – The Nacra 17 World Championship has concluded in Clearwater, Florida, and Bora Gulari (Detroit, Mich.) and Louisa Chafee (Warwick, R.I.) have won a place on the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing
Barrows and Morris Earn U.S. Olympic Team Selection in the 49er (2/14/2016) - Pictured: Thomas Barrows (St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.) and Joe Morris (Annapolis, Md.), Men’s 49er, 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – The 49er World Championship drew to a close on Sunday, and with it came the end of the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Athlete Selection Series in the Men’s 49er
Sunday Viewing Guide: 49er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 Worlds (2/14/2016) - February 14, 2016 SUNDAY: LIVE Video Coverage from Clearwater 49er and 49erFX racing will be brought to a worldwide sailing audience on Sunday, February 14 (Day 6) 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 first broadcast will
Clearwater Worlds: USA 49ers Battle In Gold Fleet, Olympic Selection To Be Determined Sunday (2/13/2016) - Pictured: Thomas Barrows (St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.) and Joe Morris (Annapolis, Md.), 49er, US Sailing Team Sperry FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – Strong winds and big waves returned to Clearwater, Florida on the penultimate day of the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships. Skiff sailors engaged in their first Gold Fleet races, and the the
49er & 49erFX Skiff Summer Tour Announced For North America (2/13/2016) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – Following up on the successful effort to bring World Championship 49er and 49erFX skiff racing to North American shores, US Sailing has announced a 2016 Skiff Summer Tour, scheduled to take place over six events from July to September. With two events on the U.S. west coast, two
Clearwater Worlds: USA 49erFX & 49ers Make Gold Fleet, Henken & Scutt Earn Team USA Selection (2/12/2016) - 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
Henken & Scutt Earn U.S. Olympic Team Selection in the 49erFX (2/12/2016) - 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
FRIDAY LIVE COVERAGE: 49er & 49erFX World Championships, Clearwater (2/12/2016) - 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
Clearwater Worlds: USA 49er and 49erFX Jump Upwards, Henken Siblings & Teammates Shine (2/11/2016) - 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
Clearwater Worlds: Nacra 17’s Complete Four Wild Races, Skiffs Battle Waves (2/10/2016) - 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
Clearwater Worlds: Survival Conditions Challenge Competitors & U.S. Olympic Hopefuls (2/9/2016) - Pictured: 49er sailors Brad Funk (Clearwater, Fla.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.), US Sailing Team Sperry FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – High winds and unforgiving waves challenged competitors on Day One of the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida. One race was completed for the Men’s 49er and Mixed Nacra
Olympic Selection On the Line At Clearwater Worlds (2/8/2016) - Pictured: 49er sailors Thomas Barrows (St. Thomas, U.S.V.I) and Joe Morris (Annapolis, Md.) US Sailing Team Sperry FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE USA’s High-Performance Sailors Ready in 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 February 8, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – With just under six months left to go until the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, American sailors have gathered for the
Team Tracker: Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Team Selection Series (2/7/2016) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. – The selection series to determine the members of the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams is well underway, with initial selection events completed in eight of ten Olympic classes, and in all three Paralympic classes. For each class, the selection series is comprised of two
US Sailing Team’s McNay & Hughes Win Miami Gold, Railey Wins Medal Race (1/30/2016) - Pictured:  Sailing World Cup Miami gold medalists Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.), Men’s 470, US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2016 Miami, Fla. – For the second time since the last Olympic Games, Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.) have won gold at Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented
Miami: US Sailing Team Takes 2.4mR Bronze, Qualifies for Four Medal Races, Earns Rio 2016 Berth In All Classes (1/29/2016) - Pictured: The US Sailing Team Sperry’s Charlie Rosenfield (Woodstock, Conn., right), won bronze in Miami. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2016 Miami, Fla. – The US Sailing Team Sperry’s Charlie Rosenfield (Woodstock, Conn.) won bronze in the 2.4mR on the final day of Paralympic competition at Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella. Full-fleet racing also
Rains Dampen Miami Racing, But U.S. Olympic Selection Series Intensifies (1/28/2016) - Pictured: Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.), Men’s 470. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2016 Miami, Fla. – After a lengthy storm delay in Miami, which saw US Sailing Team Sperry Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls restlessly await breeze onshore, all classes completed at least one race on Day Four of Sailing World Cup Miami,
US Sailors Raise Their Game In Finn & Nacra 17, Americans Top Five in Six Classes (1/27/2016) - Pictured: Finn regatta leader Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.), US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2016 Miami, Fla. – America’s ascent up the standings continued on the third day of racing at Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, and US Sailing Team Sperry athletes battled light air for a third consecutive day.
US Sailing Team Jumps Up Across the Board In Miami On Day Two (1/26/2016) - Pictured: Men’s 470 regatta leaders Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.), US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2016 Miami, Fla. – While light and tricky conditions remained prevalent on the second day of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, American sailors and US Sailing Team Sperry athletes continued
US Sailing Team Battles Light Air, Nerves On First Day of Sailing World Cup Miami (1/25/2016) - Pictured:  Brad Funk (Clearwater, Fla.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.), 49er, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Jen Edney. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2016 Miami, Fla. – Light and variable winds challenged the international fleet of over 500 boats on the first day of Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, and threw tough tactical choices
USA Preview: Sailing World Cup Miami & Rio 2016 Athlete Selection Series (1/24/2016) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2016 Miami, Florida – With just under 200 days to go until the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the series of regattas used to select the 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team will start tomorrow (January 25, 2016) with Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella. In eight
At The Helm: The State of the Team As We Enter the Games Year (1/20/2016) - By Josh Adams, Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing The US Sailing Team Sperry is riding momentum toward Rio de Janeiro as we enter the 2016 Games year. A review of the team’s highlight performances in 2015 reveals a group of Olympic and Paralympic athletes with improved prospects on the Games stage. US 470 teams
2016 US Sailing Team Sperry: Olympic & Paralympic Hopefuls Named To Roster (1/19/2016) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – With 200 days remaining until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, has named 21 of America’s best sailors to the 2016 US Sailing Team Sperry, the national sailing team. While the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams, which
Benjamin, Haeger Named Rolex Yachtsman, Yachtswoman of the Year (1/15/2016) - Steve Benjamin and Annie Haeger today were named US Sailing’s 2015 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year. These two sailors, at different stages of their sailing careers, amassed a year to remember and will be recognized as the best of 2015.
Olympian Molly Vandemoer Joins Staff of US Sailing Olympic Development Program (1/13/2016) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing announced today that U.S. Olympian and World Champion Molly Vandemoer (Stanford, Calif.) has joined the staff of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) as Program Manager. In this role, Vandemoer will work with sailors, families, coaches, host organizations and youth sailing stakeholders to assist with the
Youth Worlds: Gold In The Boy’s 420, and Reflections On USA Progress (1/5/2016) - Pictured: I420 gold medalists Will Logue (Cos Cob, Conn.) and Bram Brakman (Darien, Conn.), at center. Photo: Christophe Launay/ISAF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 5, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – The US Sailing Youth Worlds Team concluded a successful event in Langkawi, Malaysia, where American sailors secured a victory in the boy’s International 420 class and finished in the
Mid-Regatta Report: Americans Showing Strength at ISAF Youth Worlds (1/1/2016) - Pictured: I420 leaders Will Logue (Cos Cob, Conn.) and Bram Brakman (Darien, Conn.). Photo: Christophe Launay/ISAF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 1, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s ISAF Youth Worlds Team has submitted strong results after four days of racing at the 2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Langkawi, Malaysia. Five American boats are currently battling
2016 Olympic Development Program (ODP) Schedule Released (12/18/2015) - Pictured: ODP sailors Alie Toppa (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and Liza Toppa (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) at a US Sailing Youth Worlds Team Training Camp in Miami, Florida. Photo: Christos Epperson, Archangel Films FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) has released the 2016 ODP event schedule, which includes the training camps, clinics and regattas that
Para Worlds: Porteous, McKinnon and Team Doerr Take Lead In Rio 2016 Selection Process (12/4/2015) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – US adaptive athletes completed racing at the 2015 Para World Sailing Championships in Melbourne, Australia on December 3, an event with important implications for the 2016 US Paralympic Sailing Team. In addition to being Paralympic sailing’s premier event for 2015, the regatta also served as part
Nomination Period Open for US Sailing’s 2015 Coach of the Year Awards (12/3/2015) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) today announced that the nomination period has opened for the 2015 US Sailing Coach of the Year Awards. The OSC will honor American coaches in five categories who have done outstanding work at the youth, national and international levels. The awards are a part
US Adaptive Sailors Prepare for First Rio 2016 Paralympic Selection Event (11/25/2015) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 25, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing Team Sperry adaptive athletes have arrived in Melbourne, Australia for Paralympic sailing’s premier annual event, the Para World Sailing Championships. In addition to being a key test of skill against the world’s top medal contenders, the event will also serve as part of the
VIDEO: In Pursuit Of An Olympic Dream (11/24/2015) - Have you ever taken a leap of faith? Left the safety of shore just for the chance – the hope – that one day you will look back and it will all be worth it? Begin the journey alongside the US Sailing Team Sperry at UNCHARTED WATERS, and watch the odyssey unfold. Here’s a sneak
Olympic Silver Medalist Zach Railey Returns To Racing After Three-Year Hiatus (11/23/2015) - Source: TeamUSA.org Two-time Olympian Zach Railey is a well-known U.S. sailor who won a silver medal in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the Finn class. Captain of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team, Railey is an accomplished businessman, in addition to his sailing. This week, he is one of three U.S. sailors competing in
Betsy Alison Wins ISAF President’s Development Award for Para World Sailing Initiative (11/13/2015) - US Paralympic Sailing Team Head Coach Betsy Alison (second from left) with London 2012 silver medalists Jen French (left), J.P. Creignou (right) and Team Leader Lee Icyda (second from right). Photo: Will Ricketson/US Sailing.   Sanya, China – Betsy Alison (USA) has been awarded the ISAF President’s Development Award for her outstanding achievement in the
American Yacht Club Joins Ranks Of Gold Medal Partner Clubs (11/11/2015) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 11, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – For a second consecutive Olympic quadrennium, American Yacht Club  has chosen to stand with the US Sailing Team Sperry as a Gold Medal Partner Club. This status is reserved for clubs that support the team with contributions of $100,000 or more. In September 2015, American Yacht
2015 US Sailing Youth Worlds Team Prepares for Langkawi, Malaysia (11/4/2015) - Pictured on left: 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds silver medalist and returning 2015 team member Quinn Wilson (Ojai, Calif., 29er class) and previous crew Riley Gibbs (Long Beach, Calif.). Photo: Neuza Aires Pereira/ISAF. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing has named thirteen athletes to its 2015 ISAF Youth World Championships Team. The premier youth event
Sailing World Cup Final: McNay and Hughes (USA) Take Second Consecutive Medal (11/1/2015) -   Pictured: Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.), US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Sailing Energy. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – For the second consecutive year, the US Sailing Team Sperry’s Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.) have won bronze at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in
Olympic Development Program (ODP) Gains Steam In 2015 (10/28/2015) - by Leandro Spina, Youth Development Director, US Sailing US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) is not just a new youth program, but a fundamental shift in how we develop high-performance sailing talent in the United States. With that in mind, we are very pleased with how the first year of such a large new project
US Sailing: Olympic Team Trials System Amended, Paralympic Trials System Announced (10/15/2015) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has released amended selection procedures for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team (Sailing) for events selected for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games. In addition, the OSC has released Rio 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team (Sailing) selection procedures. “Several of the classes did not schedule
Rio Olympic Test Event (Sailing): Haeger & Provancha (USA) Come From Behind to Take 470 Gold (8/22/2015) - Pictured: Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.), Women’s 470 gold medalists at the 2015 Olympic Test Event. Photo: Onne van der Wal/US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – US Sailing Team Sperry Women’s 470 athletes Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha
Rio Olympic Test Event (Sailing): Heartbreak for Railey In Radial, Buckingham Ends Laser Charge In 7th (8/21/2015) - Pictured: Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), Laser Radial. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – When you to commit to sailing at the Olympic level, adversity is unavoidable as you compete against the world’s best. On Day Seven of the 2015 Rio Olympic Test Event, the US Sailing Team Sperry experienced its fair share
Rio Olympic Test Event (Sailing): Americans Railey and Buckingham Aiming for Podium On Friday (8/20/2015) -   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The stage has been set at the 2015 Rio Olympic Test Event, and US Sailing Team Sperry athletes will begin competing in medal races tomorrow (Friday, August 21). American sailors Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) and Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) are both in position
Rio Olympic Test Event (Sailing): USA Women’s 470 Leads, Americans Excel In Men’s 470, Laser, Radial (8/20/2015) -   Pictured: Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha, Women’s 470.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – After a fifth day of racing at the the 2015 Rio Olympic Test Event, the US Sailing Team Sperry continues to compete well against the world’s best. With solid scores recorded in the Men’s 470, Women’s
Rio Olympic Test Event (Sailing): Railey (USA) Records Another Keeper, Buckingham Into Top 10 (8/18/2015) - Pictured: Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), Laser Radial FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The absence of wind for the majority of the day made life difficult for competitors and regatta officials alike on day four of the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro. Only four fleets completed any races, including the
Rio Olympic Test Event (Sailing): USA Takes Lead in Men’s 470, Maintains in Women’s 470, Radial (8/17/2015) -   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
Olympic Test Event 2015 (Sailing): USA 2nd Overall In Three Classes (8/16/2015) - 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
Olympic Test Event 2015 (Sailing): USA Starts Strong In Laser, Radial (8/15/2015) -   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.
Olympic Test: One Year to the Games (8/5/2015) - 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
US Sailing Announces 2015 Rio Olympic Test Event Team, US Sailors to Appear on NBC (8/5/2015) - 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
Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games (Sailing): USA Takes Home Six Sailing Medals, Tied For Top Nation (7/19/2015) - 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
Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games (Sailing): USA Reaches The Podium In Three Classes On First Medal Race Day (7/18/2015) - Pictured: Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla., center) won her third career Pan American Games medal in the Laser Radial, and her second gold. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, July 18, 2015 Toronto, Canada – Team USA won a gold medal in the Laser Radial and took home bronze in the RS:X (Women) and 49erFX classes on the first of
Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games (Sailing): Railey Leads Radials, Medal Race Fields Determined (7/17/2015) - Pictured: Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) will try to win her third Pan American Games medal on Saturday, July 18. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 17, 2015 Toronto, Canada – The field of medal race competitors was determined in each fleet on Friday (Day Six) at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. The United States secured a place on
Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games (Sailing): Buckingham (USA) Strikes Back, One Day Left Before Medal Races (7/16/2015) - Pictured: Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.), scored a win and two seconds in the Laser on Day Five at Toronto 2015. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 16, 2015 Toronto, Canada – After five days of full-fleet racing at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games, Team USA is battling for the lead in the Laser Radial, Laser, Lightning
Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games (Sailing): Railey (USA) Fends off Challengers on Day Four (7/15/2015) - Pictured: Paige Railey races in light air in Toronto, Canada on Day Four of the Pan American Games. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Toronto, Canada – Lake Ontario teased the Pan American Games fleet with a fresh breeze during the morning of Day Four, but despite the Race Committee’s efforts to get all competitors out to
Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games (Sailing): USA Takes the Lead in Laser and Radial (7/14/2015) - Pictured: Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), Laser Radial Pan Am Games regatta leader. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Toronto, Canada – Day Three of racing at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games saw American sailors in several classes demonstrate exceptional skill in the light air conditions of Lake Ontario. Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) and Charlie Buckingham (Newport
Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games (Sailing): Three More Race Wins for USA on Day Two (7/13/2015) - Pictured: Hobie 16 leaders  Mark Modderman (Long Branch, N.J.) and Grace Modderman (Rumson, N.J.). FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 13, 2015 Toronto, Canada – The US Pan American Sailing Team won three more races on Day Two of Toronto 2015, and continues to fight for podium spots in what so far has been a light-air affair. Team USA
Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games (Sailing): USA Leads Three Classes After Day One (7/12/2015) - Pictured: Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.), Laser class. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sunday, July 12, 2015 Toronto, Canada – The first races of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games have been completed on Lake Ontario. One race was finished for each class in light and variable conditions, and the US Pan American Sailing Team has taken the lead in
Toronto 2015: US Pan American Sailing Team Ready to Go (7/10/2015) - Pictured: Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), a Pan American Games gold and bronze medalist in the Laser Radial class. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 10, 2015 Toronto, Canada – All fourteen members of the Toronto 2015 US Pan American Sailing Team have gathered on the shores of Lake Ontario as preparation continues for the Pan Am Games regatta,
American Yacht Club Fundraiser for the US Sailing Team Sperry: September 19th (7/9/2015) - Come join the US Sailing Team Sperry athletes at the American Yacht Club to support our national Olympic and Paralympic sailors, with all proceeds going to support their efforts at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016 Saturday September 19, 2015 Host: American Yacht Club 499 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye, New York Schedule and Details
US Sailing Team Sperry Takes Gold and Bronze at 470 Europeans in Denmark (7/4/2015) -   Pictured: European Champions Stu McNay and Dave Hughes (Men’s 470), US Sailing Team Sperry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 4, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing Team Sperry athletes Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (San Diego, Calif.) have secured their second straight major international victory at the 2015 470 Class European Championships in Aarhus, Denmark.
ODP Recap: St. Francis Yacht Club High Performance Clinic (7/2/2015) - June 13-16, 2015 St. Francis Yacht Club San Francisco, California By Richard Feeny, US Sailing Olympic Development Program Manager In an unprecedented gathering of US youth talent and world-class coaches, forty-three of the top young sailors in the country enjoyed four days of heavy air training and on-shore sessions supported by the St. Francis Sailing Foundation and US
ODP Recap: High-Performance College Clinic at Oakcliff (7/2/2015) - By Brian Swingly, Head Sailing Coach, US Coast Guard Academy Oyster Bay, N.Y. – At the conclusion of the spring College Sailing National Championships, twenty four sailors from thirteen different collegiate programs came together at Oakcliff Sailing to participate in the first of its kind College Sailing High Performance Clinic. The clinic, which was supported
US Sailing Statement On The Disappearance of London 2012 Olympian Trevor Moore (6/28/2015) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28, 2015 The US Coast Guard (USCG) announced on Saturday, June 27 the suspension of the search for London 2012 US Olympic sailor Trevor Moore (Miami, Fla.). Moore, 30, was last seen on Thursday, June 25 on a small motorboat in Biscayne Bay off Miami. Coast Guard search and rescue teams covered
California Yacht Club Joins Ranks of US Sailing Team Sperry Gold Medal Partner Clubs (6/22/2015) - Pictured: US Sailing Team Sperry junior clinic at California Yacht Club, May 2015. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 22, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – In a strong demonstration of its commitment to US Olympic sailing, California Yacht Club (CYC) has chosen to support the US Sailing Team Sperry as a Gold Medal Partner Club. In doing so, CYC has joined
McNay and Hughes (USA) Claim Gold at ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland (6/15/2015) -   Pictured: Stu McNay and Dave Hughes (Men’s 470), US Sailing Team Sperry. Image © onEdition. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – After winning the medal race in the Men’s 470 class at ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland, US Sailing Team Sperry athletes Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (San Diego, Calif.) claimed
SUNDAY: Watch McNay and Hughes (USA) Go for Gold LIVE on ESPN3 (6/13/2015) - Pictured: Stu McNay and Dave Hughes (Men’s 470), US Sailing Team Sperry. Image: Will Ricketson/US Sailing. Click for ESPN3 link. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – After scoring an impressive 5,4,2 in the final series of full-fleet races at ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland, US Sailing Team Sperry athletes Stu McNay (Providence,
Led by McNay and Hughes, US Sailing Team Sperry Athletes Shine in Big Breeze (ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland) (6/11/2015) - Pictured: Charlie Buckingham (Laser), US Sailing Team Sperry.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – At the midway point of full-fleet racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland (UK), US Sailing Team Sperry 470 and Laser athletes have responded well to the heavy and consistent breeze that has defined the regatta so
US Sailing Team Sperry Set to Compete At ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland (6/9/2015) - Pictured: Paige Railey (Laser Radial), US Sailing Team Sperry.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – The US Sailing Team Sperry will be back in action starting Wednesday as the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series continues. The event will take place at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing venue in Weymouth and
US Sailing Announces Toronto 2015 Pan American Sailing Team (6/3/2015) - Pictured: Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), a Pan American Games gold and bronze medalist in the Laser Radial class. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing has released the 2015 US Pan American Sailing Team roster. Fourteen American sailors will compete in nine classes* at the world’s third-largest international multi-sport Games
The Medalist, Issue #5: 444 Days Until Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (5/19/2015) - The Medalist: Issue #5, May 2015  US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing News. Contents: Progress on the Water: Recent Racing Overview 2015 US Sailing Team Sperry Roster Announced Olympic Development Renewed: The New ODP Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Update Next for The Team: Summer Schedule Snapshots from the Campaign Trail Gear Up at the New Team Store Newsletter
ODP Recap: All-Girls Skiff Clinic, San Diego (5/14/2015) -   Host Club: Coronado Yacht Club Coaches: Willie McBride, Molly Vandemoer By Richard Feeny, Youth Development Program Manager 12 young women sailed in the Skiff Girls clinic in San Diego May 1-3, 2015. Coronado Yacht Club was the host and was a perfect venue because we had light air in the mornings, building into a
US Sailing ODP Trailer and Oakcliff 49er Fleet Arrive On the West Coast (5/13/2015) - Long Beach, Calif. – A large trailer containing part of Oakcliff Sailing‘s 49er and 49erFX Olympic-class skiff fleet has arrived at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach, California in an effort to boost the US Sailing Team Sperry and the new Olympic Development Program (ODP). Driven from Miami, Florida to Long Beach by 2012 US
US Sailing Team Sperry Finishes Top Eight in Four Classes in Hyères, With Global TV Audience (4/26/2015) - Pictured: Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha, Women’s 470. Hyères, France – After competing on medal race day at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, the US Sailing Team Sperry finished with four boats in the top eight overall. All American athletes sailing on Sunday finished in the top half of their medal race, with the highlight being a
US Sailing Team Sperry Qualifies For Medal Races, ESPN3 Broadcasting Live On Sunday (4/25/2015) - Pictured: Charlie Buckingham, Laser Class. Hyères, France – After four days of challenging racing against the best Olympic-class sailors in the world, the US Sailing Team Sperry will compete in front of a worldwide TV audience in medal races on Sunday, April 26th. American athletes qualified for the final round of racing in the Men’s Heavyweight Dinghy (Finn), Women’s
McNay and Hughes Score Bullet, Haeger and Provancha 2nd Overall On Day Two in Hyères (4/23/2015) - Pictured: Stu McNay and Dave Hughes, Men’s 470. Hyères, France – Day Two of ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères brought much more breeze and beaming sunshine to the waters surrounding this sailing-infused Mediterranean town. The result was nearly perfect racing conditions for the US Sailing Team Sperry and hundreds of international competitors. Heading into the day in
Haeger and Provancha Consistent In Hyères, Lead After Day 1 (4/22/2015) - Pictured: Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.), Women’s 470. Hyéres, France – US Sailing Team Sperry Women’s 470 sailors Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.) won bronze at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères last year, and began their mission to improve on that result by posting scores of
Ready For The Next Challenge In France (4/21/2015) - Pictured: McNay and Hughes, Men’s 470. Photo: Will Ricketson/ US Sailing. Hyéres, France – The US Sailing Team Sperry returns to ISAF Sailing World Cup action on Wednesday in Hyères, France, with nineteen Americans set to take on many of the best sailors in the world. With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games just over fifteen months away, all competitors at this
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Update (4/21/2015) - The following is a statement from US Sailing, the national governing body for sailing, on the recent update from the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) regarding the decision by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to not include sailing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.  “We are highly disappointed to hear that the IPC has confirmed their decision not
US Sailing Team Sperry Finishes in Top Ten In Four Classes in Palma (4/4/2015) - Palma de Mallorca, Spain – The US Sailing Team Sperry finished in the top ten in four classes at the 2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofía, an event that attracted over 1,200 olympic-class sailors from 65 countries. The 46-year-old regatta was a notable stop on the team’s European racing circuit, with competitor berths for the 2015 Rio Olympic Test Event
Led by Paine in Finn Class, US Sailing Team Sperry Enters Medal Round in Palma (4/3/2015) -   Palma de Mallorca, Spain – The final races before the medal round concluded on Day Five of the 2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofía, and the US Sailing Team Sperry will be represented in the medal races in the Finn, Laser Radial, and Men’s and Women’s 470 classes. In the men’s heavyweight Finn dinghy, Caleb Paine (San
US Sailing Team Sperry Battles in Top 10 in Palma (4/2/2015) -   Palma de Mallorca, Spain – Whitecaps, short chop, a hazy horizon and a fresh southerly breeze characterized the racecourses off Palma on Day Four of the 2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofía. American athletes are in the top ten in four classes, and each of those four teams improved their overall standing today. The US Sailing Team Sperry’s best
US Sailing Team Sperry Led By Finn, Radial in Palma (4/1/2015) - April 1, 2015   Palma de Mallorca, Spain – After three days of racing at the Trofeo Princesa Sofía, where over 1,200 of the world’s best sailors have gathered to compete, the US Sailing Team Sperry is led on the leaderboard by athletes competing in the Laser Radial and Finn classes. In the men’s heavyweight Finn dinghy,
US Sailing Team Sperry Moves Up Leaderboard in Palma (3/31/2015) -   Palma de Mallorca, Spain – US Sailing Team Sperry athletes responded to welcome sunshine and stable conditions in Palma, and moved upward in the standings on Day Two of racing at the Trofeo Princesa Sofía. American athletes are now in the top ten in five classes. Pictured: Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha, Women’s 470. In the
US Sailing Team Sperry Begins Racing in Palma (3/30/2015) - March 30, 2015 Palma de Mallorca, Spain – Day 1 of the 2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofía brought a memorable mix of long delays on some courses and survival conditions on others. High winds flowed down onto the bay through the mountains surrounding Palma, and impacted the racing areas in unpredictable ways. Overall, Day One presented continuous challenges
US Sailing Team Sperry Headed for Spain (3/26/2015) - Portsmouth, R.I. – The US Sailing Team Sperry and US Sailing Development Team will be present in force at the 46th Trofeo Princesa Sofía (March 28-April 4, 2015), one of the most enduring and prestigious Olympic-class regattas in the world. The event is held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, a venue with a rich sailing
Rosters Announced: 2015 US Sailing Team Sperry and Development Team (3/24/2015) - Portsmouth, R.I. – With 500 days remaining until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, has named 42 Olympic and Paralympic class athletes to the 2015 US Sailing Team Sperry. The US national sailing team is selected annually and is comprised of the top sailors
Southern California Fundraiser for the US Sailing Team Sperry: May 16th (3/17/2015) - Come join the US Sailing Team Sperry athletes at the Southern California Fundraiser to support our national Olympic and Paralympic sailors, with all proceeds going to support their efforts at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016 Saturday May 16, 2015 Host: California Yacht Club 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey
US Sailing’s Revamped Olympic Development Program Gets Underway (3/17/2015) - Helena Scutt, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Will Ricketson/US Sailing Portsmouth, R.I.- Following an unprecedented $5 million donation by the AmericaOne Foundation, US Sailing has begun implementing a new-look Olympic Development Program (ODP), guided by its Project Pipeline strategic initiative. Starting in March 2015, promising American youth sailors will begin to receive world-class coaching support
Reeser and Fedyszyn Honored as US National Coaches of the Year (3/4/2015) - (2014 US Sailing National Coach of the Year Morgan Reeser coaching US Sailing Team Sperry 470 sailors Stu McNay and David Hughes at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, France.) March 4, 2015Portsmouth, R.I.- US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) today announced Morgan Reeser (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) as the 2014 US Sailing National Coach of the Year, and Todd
Paul Cayard On Project Pipeline (2/6/2015) - From Paul Cayard, AmericaOne Foundation: On Wednesday, February 4, US Sailing and AmericaOne announced a very exciting initiative, called Project Pipeline.  I want to give you a little personal perspective on the initiative and pass along the link to the press release. AmericaOne is a long time supporter of the US Olympic Sailing Team. Bob
AmericaOne Foundation Commits $5 million to US Sailing Olympic Development Program (2/5/2015) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I.- In an effort to dramatically improve the Olympic youth development system for sailing in the United States, US Sailing and the AmericaOne Foundation are excited to announce a historic new initiative: Project Pipeline. To give the effort the strong start it needs, the AmericaOne Foundation will support
US Sailing Statement On Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Sailing IPC Decision (2/4/2015) - The following is a statement from US Sailing, the national governing body for sailing, on the recent decision by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to not include sailing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. “Yesterday’s news about Paralympic sailing being dropped from the slate of sports at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games is highly disappointing.
US Sailing Team: Medal Race Day at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2015 (1/31/2015) - Pictured: Paige Railey, Laser Radial, competing in Saturday’s medal race. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2015 Miami, Fla.- The US Sailing Team Sperry competed in medal races in five classes on Saturday, turning in strong performances on the final day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella. The conclusion of America’s premier
US Sailing Team: Silver for US Sonar, Medal Races Set at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2015 (1/30/2015) - Pictured: Paige Railey, Laser Radial. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2015 Miami, Fla.- Day 5 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, saw the stage set for the Saturday’s medal races in the Olympic classes, while on the Paralympic side US Sailing Team Sperry athletes Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and
US Sailing Team: Buckingham & Radials Move Up, Sonar Goes For the Podium at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2015 (1/29/2015) - Pictured: Charlie Buckingham, Laser. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2015 Miami, Fla.- Day 4 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2015, Presented by Sunbrella, saw the US Sailing Team Sperry make steady gains in the Laser and Laser Radial classes as gold fleet racing approaches its conclusion. In the Sonar, Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J), Brad Kendell
US Sailing Team Report: Sonars Take the Lead, Women’s 470 Chips Away at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2015 (1/28/2015) - Pictured: US Sonar team of Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine). FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2015 Miami, Fla.- Day 3 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella marked the midpoint of North America’s biggest Olympic and Paralympic classes regatta. With bright sunshine and fresh breeze
US Sailing Team Report: US Rises in Finn, 49er, Women’s 470 at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2015 (1/27/2015) - Pictured: Caleb Paine, Finn. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2015 Miami, Fla. – The rainstorms of yesterday vanished on day 2 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, but the excellent wind conditions remained in place on Biscayne Bay. A more conventional day of  racing saw US Sailing Team Sperry athletes finish the day in
US Sailing Team Report: Day 1, ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2015 (1/26/2015) - Pictured: Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.), Laser class, Day 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2015 Miami, Fla. – The first day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, America’s premier Olympic and Paralympic classes regatta, featured the full range of what sailing in Miami has to offer. Over 850 sailors enjoyed strong
US Sailing Team Preview: ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella (1/22/2015) - Pictured: Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (San Diego, Calif.). FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2015 (Miami, Fla.) – Along with the rest of the 848 sailors from 63 nations currently training in Florida ahead of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella (January 26-31), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes and coaches have entered a
Mid-Quad Measure: A Look At The US Sailing Team (1/5/2015) - Looking back on 2014 as we pass the halfway marker to Rio 2016. By Josh Adams, Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing Our team’s theme in  2014 could be summarized in a word: urgency. Athletes, coaches, and management of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider felt the urgency to advance our Rio 2016 effort by
Sunbrella Fabrics Joins US Sailing Team and ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami (12/18/2014) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I.- The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider today announced a major partnership with Sunbrella® fabrics, the leading producer of performance and marine canvas around the globe. Effective immediately, Sunbrella will be named as a Gold-level sponsor of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, the nation’s Olympic and Paralympic sailing team, and also as
Q&A: 2016 US Olympic Trials System, With OSC Chairman Ben Richardson (12/16/2014) - December 16, 2014 Benjamin Richardson (Gloucester, Mass.), Chairman of the US Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC), checks in with some thoughts on the just-released selection system (also known as the Olympic trials) for the sailing events of Rio 2016: From 2008 to 2012, the US went from a one-event domestic selection system to a two-event international system that tested athletes
US Sailing Releases Rio 2016 Olympic Trials System (12/16/2014) - US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes racing at the site of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Image: Will Ricketson/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has released the selection procedures for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team (Sailing) in the 10 events selected for the
Nomination Period Open for US Sailing's 2014 Coach of the Year Awards (12/4/2014) - Pictured: US National Coach of the Year and Senior Olympic Coach Luther Carpenter (La Porte, Texas) coaching US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athlete Jonathan Rudich (Clearwater, Fla.) at the 2014 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Test Event. Photo: Will Ricketson/US Sailing. December 4, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) today announced that the
New York Yacht Club and Sailing Foundation of New York Renew Support for US Sailing Team (12/1/2014) - Pictured: 2014 Golden Spinnaker Regatta and Gala, hosted by SFNY at NYYC (Newport, R.I, September 27, 2014)  December 1, 2014   Portsmouth, R.I – Renewing a longstanding tradition of support, the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) and the Sailing Foundation of New York (SFNY) were recognized today as US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Gold Medal
USA Takes Two Medals at ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi (11/30/2014) - Pictured: Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) races in the Finn Class in Abu Dhabi. Photo © Barbara Sanchez/Sailing Energy/ISAF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2014 Abu Dhabi, UAE – Racing concluded at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and saw US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes make medal
US Sailing Team To Celebrate Clearwater Training Center (11/13/2014) - Laser Radial sailors and Florida natives Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla., foreground) and Erika Reineke (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., background) will be among the athletes training at CCSC. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 13, 2014 Clearwater, Fla.- On Saturday, November 15, Clearwater Community Sailing Center (CCSC) will celebrate its new status as an official training center of the
Rising Tide, Episode 4: On The World Stage (11/7/2014) - Aside from the OLYMPIC GAMES itself, it doesn’t get any bigger than this. In Episode Four, American sailors test themselves against the world’s best at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain, an event that only occurs every four years. Watch RISING TIDE, Episode 4 and see which US athletes have emerged from the pack  at the highest
Groupe Beneteau Named Sponsor of the US Sailing Team and ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami (10/21/2014) -  Pictured: US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes training in Rio de Janeiro, site of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Photo: Will Ricketson/US Sailing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Groupe Beneteau Announces Sponsorship of US Sailing Team and ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami October 20, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – Groupe Beneteau today announced its sponsorship of the US Sailing
Clearwater to Host Olympic Class Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Worlds in 2016 (10/9/2014) - Pictured: US Sailing Team Sperry Top Sider 49er class high-performance Olympic racing sailboat, with athletes Fred Strammer (Nokomis, Fla.) and Zach Brown (San Diego, Calif.). Photo: Mick Anderson/US Sailing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – In an unprecedented move, the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Olympic sailing classes have selected Clearwater, Florida
Winter Sailing 2015 – Olympic and Paralympic Classes (10/7/2014) - If you compete in an Olympic or Paralympic class, Florida is the best place for world-class sailing in the coming months! A jam-packed schedule of events in January and February will see the best international sailing talent come to sunny Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Clearwater to race, with the centerpiece event being ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami (January 24-31,
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Notice of Race Released (10/1/2014) - The Notice of Race for ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, scheduled for January 25-31, 2015, has been released. Notice of Race Nation Flag Specifications On-line entry will open on November 10, 2014 at mocr.ussailing.org. The deadline for priority entries with regards to quotas is December 5, 2014. Entries must be received no later than January
ISAF Worlds, Final Report: USA Finishes Top-10 in 4 Classes at 2014’s Peak Event (9/21/2014) - Pictured: Caleb Paine, Finn. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2014 Santander, Spain – The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider arrived at the ISAF Sailing World Championships looking to turn in peak performances, and enjoyed a successful week at the most significant regatta before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. With American sailors finishing in the top-10 in 4 classes,
ISAF Worlds, Day 9: US 470’s Earn Career-Best Finishes, Paine (Finn) Goes Through to Medal Race (9/20/2014) - VIDEO: US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470 athletes react to career-best performances at the ISAF Worlds in Santander, Spain. McNay and Hughes finished higher than any US men’s 470 team at the Worlds since Olympic medalists Paul Foerster and Bob Merrick in 2000. WATCH: http://youtu.be/WWpfCRDFr-A FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2014 Santander, Spain – In light and tricky weather
ISAF Worlds, Day 8: American Men’s and Women’s 470’s To Compete In Medal Races (9/19/2014) - Pictured: Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha, Women’s 470. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2014 Santander, Spain – Continuing what has been a strong year of results for US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470 athletes, the United States will be represented in both the men’s and women’s 470 medal races on Saturday at the ISAF Sailing World
ISAF Worlds, Day 7: USA Women’s 470 Up to 3rd, Buckingham Finishes With Career-Best Result (9/18/2014) -   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2014 Santander, Spain – The arrival of Day 7 at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships brought with it the first medal races of the event, and a new set of title holders in the Women’s Laser Radial and Men’s Laser classes. Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) finished the event
ISAF Worlds, Day 6: Buckingham Into Medal Race, 470’s Stay Consistent (9/17/2014) - 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
ISAF Worlds, Day 5: USA 470’s and Lasers Battle at the Top in Santander (9/16/2014) - Pictured: Stuart McNay and David Hughes, Men’s 470. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2014 Santander, Spain – Day 5 of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships saw US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470 athletes shine on the final day of the qualifying series, while American Lasers continued to battle in the top-10 in gold fleet. Race officials managed to complete the
ISAF Worlds, Day 4: Steady Breeze Eludes Racecourses In Santander (9/15/2014) - Pictured: Fred Strammer and Zach Brown, 49er. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2014 Santander, Spain – Day 4 saw 1,200+ competitors at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships treated to bright, clear and hot conditions, and though abundant natural beauty was on display in one of Europe’s most picturesque cities, one key ingredient was missing:
ISAF Worlds, Day 3: USA Tied for Lead in Men’s 470, 2nd Overall In Laser (9/14/2014) - Pictured: Stu McNay and Dave Hughes, Men’s 470. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2014 Santander, Spain – Day 3 of the ISAF Sailing World Championships brought another solid day of results for the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, with American sailors ending the day tied for the lead in the men’s 470 fleet, second overall
ISAF Worlds, Day 2: Americans Jump Up Laser and Laser Radial Leaderboard (9/13/2014) - Pictured: Charlie Buckingham, Laser. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2014 Santander, Spain – After months of training together at locations on three continents, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Laser athletes jumped up the leaderboard as a group on day 2 of racing at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain. In the men’s
ISAF Worlds, Day 1: Reineke Takes A Win In The Laser Radial (9/12/2014) - Pictured: Erika Reineke, Laser Radial. September 12, 2014 Santander, Spain – After over a year of planning and preparention, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes began racing at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain. The only two classes to have races scheduled on Day 1 were the Men’s Laser and Women’s Laser Radial,
ISAF Sailing World Championships 2014: USA Preview (9/10/2014) - Pictured: Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha, Women’s 470 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider to Compete at ISAF Sailing World Championships September 10, 2014 Santander, Spain – The best talent in the sailing world has gathered in Santander, Spain for the most significant regatta in advance of the 2016 Olympic Games. Combining the peak events for
Paige Railey to Miss the 2014 ISAF Sailing Worlds Due to Injury (9/5/2014) - September 5, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – After sustaining a biking injury while riding close to her home, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athlete Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) will be unable to compete at the upcoming ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain. The 2012 Olympian, Laser Radial world champion and ISAF Rolex World Sailor of
IFDS Worlds: USA Qualifies for Rio 2016 in 2.4mR, SKUD-18 Classes (8/24/2014) - Pictured: Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Cindy Walker (Portsmouth, R.I.), SKUD-18, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – The 2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship has come to a close, and the United States has qualified for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in the 2.4mR and SKUD-18 classes.
USA Fighting for Rio 2016 Berths: IFDS Worlds Day 5 Report (8/23/2014) - Pictured: Daniel Evans (Miami, Fla.), 2.4mR class, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – The IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship is closing in on a dramatic conclusion as teams from around the world race to win the first country berths awarded for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship, Day 4 (8/22/2014) - Pictured: Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Cindy Walker (Portsmouth, R.I.), SKUD-18 class, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Day 4 of the 2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship was a challenging one for race officials at Paralympic sailing’s premier annual event. The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship: Day 3 (8/21/2014) - Pictured: Daniel Evans (Miami, Fla.) and Charlie Rosenfield (Woodstock, Ct.), 2.4mR class, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Day 3 of the IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship saw all three courses plagued by light and inconsistent wind conditions. The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider had an
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship: Day 2 (8/20/2014) - Pictured: Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Cindy Walker (Portsmouth, R.I.) on the left, Sarah Everhart-Skeels (Tiverton, R.I.) and Gerry Tiernan (Falmouth, Maine) on the right. SKUD-18 class. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – After a brief delay on the water due to lack of breeze, the collective patience of competitors
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship: Day 1 (8/19/2014) - Pictured: Bradley Johnson, Sonar, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Racing began on Tuesday at the IFDS World Championship, Paralympic sailing’s premier annual event, and competitors were treated to sunshine and plentiful breeze. Hosted by the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, North America’s oldest sailing club, this event serves
IFDS Worlds Preview: US Paralympic Hopefuls Ready for Racing in Halifax (8/18/2014) - Pictured: Ryan Porteous and Cindy Walker, SKUD-18 class. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – National sailing teams from around the world have gathered at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the 2014 IFDS World Championships, the premier annual event for Paralympic sailing classes. For the second year in a
YOG: SAILING – Racing Set to Begin at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (8/14/2014) - Pictured: Henry Marshall, Byte CII. Photo: Bob Adam August 14, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – On Monday August 18, racing will begin at China’s Lake Jinniu, the sailing venue of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG). An event which brings together over 3,800 athletes across 28 sports, the YOG is a world-class athletic competition held every four years. To be eligible to participate, all
Rio de Janeiro Olympic Test Event: Final Report (8/9/2014) - Pictured: Erika Reineke (left) and Paige Railey (right), Laser Radial August 9, 2014 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) concluded on Saturday with US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes finishing in the top 10 in 5 of 10 classes. “We came here with 25 athletes to learn as
Rio de Janeiro Olympic Test Event: Mid-Regatta Report (8/6/2014) - Pictured: Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.), Laser August 6, 2014 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – As Day 4 of the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) concludes, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes remain focused on absorbing as much knowledge as possible about the 2016 Olympic Games venue during their time in Brazil. Good weather conditions
Racing Begins at Rio Olympic Test Event (8/3/2014) - Pictured: US 49ers training in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. August 3, 2014 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil –  On Sunday August 3, racing at the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) begins with Rio de Janeiro’s mountainous  skyline and scenery providing a dramatic backdrop. For US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes, the event will provide another
Rio Test Event: US Sailing Team Perspective (7/31/2014) - by Josh Adams, Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing Next week Rio de Janeiro will be host to the first test event in sailing at Marina da Gloria, the sailing venue for the 2016 Olympic Games. In fact, the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta will be the first test event of all Olympic sports in
USA Wins Silver At ISAF Youth Worlds (7/18/2014) - July 18, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – Friday marked the final day of racing in Tavira, Portugal at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, and American sailors capped a successful week by winning silver medals in the Laser Radial and 29er classes. In addition, US athletes finished 4th in the SL16 multihull, and 10th in
ISAF Youth Worlds Mid-Event Report (7/16/2014) -   Haddon Hughes, Laser Radial. Photo: Yvette Eenkema/US Sailing July 16, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – With three days in the books at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, the American contingent looks to continue their strong showing over the final two days of racing in Tavira, Portugal. US athletes are currently in close medal contention in
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship Preview (7/11/2014) - July 11, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships are set to begin in Tavira, Portugal, with races being held across eight classes from July 14-18. The US Sailing Youth World Championship Team, comprised of twelve athletes hailing from six states, has arrived onsite and will continue preparations over the next 48
Golden Spinnaker Regatta and Gala: September 27th (6/18/2014) -   THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT!  THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS PURCHASED TICKETS!   If you are still interested in making a donation, you can use the Donation link below. ******************************* Come sail with the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, and enjoy cocktails, dinner and an auction for items such as a VIP trip
US Sailing Selects Team for Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (6/3/2014) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing today announced the selection of Henry Marshall (Auburndale, Mass.) and Maximo Nores (Miami Beach, Fla.) to the 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Team. Marshall will race in the Byte CII boys’ singlehanded event, while Nores will compete on the Techno 293 board in the boys’
US Sailing Releases Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Athlete Selection Criteria (6/3/2014) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 30, 2014             Portsmouth, R.I. – Following approval by the US Olympic Committee (USOC), the US Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has released complete athlete selection procedures for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. The Games will run from July 10-26, 2015, with the sailing events running from July 13-19
Day 6: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014 (Final Report) (6/3/2014) - Hyères, France (April 21, 2014) – Racing came to a close at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, and smiles were prevalent around the boat parks after a week in which the venue delivered fantastic conditions for six days straight. Over 800 boats and 1000 athletes competed, making the regatta one of the toughest Olympic-level events
Day 5: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014 (6/3/2014) - Hyères, France (April 25, 2014) – Gold fleet racing has concluded at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, and the US Sailing Team Sperry Top Sider will compete in four classes in tomorrow’s medal races. In the women’s 470, Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.) need to make up 2 points
Day 4: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014 (6/3/2014) - Hyères, France (April 24, 2014) – US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes returned to action on Day 4 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères and enjoyed yet another day of world-class weather in southern France, with breezes in the low teens and consistent sunshine.   In the women’s 470, Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana
US Paralympics Awards Grant to US Sailing For Veterans Programs (6/3/2014) - UNITED STATES SAILING ASSOCIATION, INC. Funding to provide enhanced sport programming for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24th, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), announced that the United States Sailing Association, Inc. (US Sailing) has been selected to receive grant
Day 3: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014 (6/3/2014) - Hyères, France (April 23, 2014) – With the start of Gold fleet racing in several classes today at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, the pressure has begun to intensify for the world’s best Olympic-class sailors. Consistent breeze and sunshine returned to the venue for the third consecutive day, showing why Hyères has been been a preferred venue for international high-performance
Day 2: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014 (6/3/2014) - Hyères, France (April 22, 2014) – US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470’s continue to have a strong showing in Hyères, as breezes in the mid-teens and waves up to 4 feet returned to the venue of the final ISAF Sailing World Cup event of 2014. Regatta leaders Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego,
Day 1: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014 (6/3/2014) - Hyères, France (April 21, 2014) – The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider enjoyed a strong start to the final event in the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup series, with American athletes currently in the top ten in the Men’s and Women’s 470, Laser Radial, and Finn. The Women’s 470 team of Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and
US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Hyères Preview 2014 (6/3/2014) - Hyères, France (April 16, 2014) – After a short break following the completion of ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca in Spain, the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider will be in action again April 21-26 at the upcoming World Cup event in Hyères, France. A strong American contingent of over 30 athletes will compete in nine
US Olympic Sailing Committee Selects 2013 National Coach of the Year (6/3/2014) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – After collecting nominations earlier in 2014, the US Olympic sailing Committee (OSC) has selected Mark Ivey (Tiburon, Calif.) as US Sailing’s National Coach of the Year for 2013. Ivey was instrumental to the World Championship victory of US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Brian Porter
Robert Iain Colin Billingham, 1957-2014, by Dean Brenner (6/3/2014) - It is never easy to lose a friend, even when you know it is coming.  Bob Billingham’s passing was not a surprise to those who knew him. He had been fighting cancer for nearly a decade. But even though we had years to prepare for this, it’s devastating to lose a man, colleague and friend
Remembering Bob Billingham, Sailor and Leader (6/3/2014) - Sailing lost a true caretaker of the sport last week when Bob Billingham passed away after a long and valiant fight against cancer. Bob touched many in sailing through his decades of dedication across different areas of the sport, most notably the America’s Cup and the Olympics. Speaking for several generations of US Sailing Team
Day 6: ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014 (6/3/2014) - Palma de Mallorca, Spain (April 5, 2014) – The final day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca saw both US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470 teams compete in medal races in light and unsteady conditions. Reserved for the top ten overall competitors in each class, medal races present a different set of challenges to sailors who compete
Day 5: ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014 (6/3/2014) - Palma de Mallorca, Spain (April 4, 2014) – With medal race berths on the line, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470 athletes rose to the challenge on Day 5 at ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca. Facing exclusion from the medal race, and with their backs against the wall, the US Men’s 470 team of Stu McNay (Providence, R.I)
Day 4: ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014 (6/3/2014) - Day 4: ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014 Palma de Mallorca, Spain (April 4, 2014) – While the first three days of racing featured inconsistent breezes across all course areas of ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, Day 4 delivered wind speeds over 25 knots, and swells in excess of 8 feet. The challenging conditions tested not only sailors, but
Day 2: ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014 (6/3/2014) - Palma de Mallorca, Spain (April 1, 2014) – Light air returned to Palma de Mallorca on Day 2 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca. Most classes launched in the early afternoon, and the breeze built to approximately 10 knots, with bright sunshine and light chop.   US athletes in the top fifteen in their fleets are Annie Haeger and Briana
Day 1: ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014 (6/3/2014) - Palma de Mallorca, Spain (March 31, 2014) – US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes were in action today in sunny, cool, and shifty conditions in at ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca (Trofeo Princesa Sofia). The breeze came in around 11:00AM local time, and did not exceed seven knots throughout the day. With qualification spots for
2014 US Sailing Development Team Selected (6/3/2014) - Portsmouth, R.I. (March 20, 2014) – US Sailing has released the roster of the 2014 US Sailing Development Team (USSDT), the pathway team for the US Olympic Sailing Program. The Development Team is comprised of athletes who have demonstrated elite talent and rank as America’s top prospects for future elevation to the US Sailing Team Sperry
US Sailing Selects Roster for 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds Team (6/3/2014) - Portsmouth, R.I. (March 14, 2014) – US Sailing has named twelve athletes to its 2014 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth World Championships Team. The premier youth event in international sailing, ISAF Youth Worlds represents the ultimate stage for America’s best young talent. The 2014 edition will take place from July 12-19 in Tavira, Portugal. “The
Clearwater Community Sailing Center Named US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Training Center (6/3/2014) -     Portsmouth, R.I. (March 7, 2014) – The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider has named Clearwater Community Sailing Center (CCSC) of Clearwater, Florida, an official US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Training Center. As part of its new role, CCSC will acquire three brand-new 2.4mR Paralympic keelboats, two SKUD-18 Paralympic keelboats, and four Laser Radial Olympic dinghies. US
2014 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Announced (6/3/2014) - Portsmouth, R.I. (February 27, 2014) – US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, has named forty-two Olympic and Paralympic class athletes to the 2014 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. The national team is selected annually and is comprised of the top sailors competing in the events selected for the Rio de Janeiro 2016
Selection Events Released for 2015 US Pan American Games Team (6/3/2014) - Portsmouth, R.I. (February 14, 2014) – The US Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has released the list of selection events for the 2015 United States Pan American Games Team, which will compete at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. Pending approval by the US Olympic Committee (USOC), the top eligible team at the following events will
Day 6 (Medal Races) – ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2014 (6/3/2014) - DATE: February 1, 2014   Daily Summary: Medal Race Day at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami brought with it added pressure, close racing, and a renewed breeze that was a welcome sight to all competitors. The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider added to its medal haul with a gold in the Laser Radial, silver in the
Day 5 – ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2014 (6/3/2014) - DATE: January 31, 2014   Daily Summary: Light air returned to Miami, and a frustrating run of bad luck continued for athletes, race officials, and organizers at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. “I’ve never seen anything like this weather in the 20-plus years I’ve been around this event,” said American Olympic gold and silver medalist Kevin Burnham, who
Day 3 – ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2014 (6/3/2014) - DATE: January 29, 2014   Daily Summary: The absence of suitable breeze in the morning on Day 3 of racing was followed by heavy rains in the afternoon, a combination that ultimately scuttled the attempts of regatta officials to complete any races. As a result, scores and standings remain unchanged for all competitors at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami,
Day 2 – ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2014 (6/3/2014) - DATE: January 28, 2014   Daily Summary: Light air returned to Miami, and forced delays of racing in all classes on Day 2. However, American athletes still delivered strong performances in the tricky conditions, and are in the top five overall in seven of thirteen classes, and are in the top ten in ten classes.   Laser
Day 1 – ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2014 (6/3/2014) - DATE: January 27th, 2014 Daily Summary: The opening races of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami have been completed in warm but light-air conditions on the waters of Biscayne Bay. This year marks the 25th edition of what has become a cornerstone event on the international Olympic and Paralympic sailing circuit. The regatta also holds particular importance for
Nominations Now Open for US Sailing’s 2013 Coach the the Year Awards (6/3/2014) - Portsmouth, R.I. (Jan. 13, 2014) – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) is pleased to announce that the nomination period has opened for the 2013 Coach of the Year Awards. The OSC will honor coaches in five categories who have distinguished themselves at the youth, national and international levels. The awards are a part of
A Message on the Retirement of Anna Tunnicliffe (6/3/2014) -   A Message from the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program: Portsmouth, R.I. (Jan. 10, 2014) As Anna Tunnicliffe announces her retirement from Olympic sailing, there can be no doubt that she leaves this level of the sport as an exceptionally successful Olympic athlete. Along her journey, she amassed two World Championship titles, multiple Worlds podium finishes,
US Sailing Releases Selection Procedures for 2014 Youth Olympic Games (6/3/2014) - Portsmouth, R.I. (December 3, 2013) – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) today released selection procedures for the upcoming Summer Youth Olympic Games, to be held in Nanjing, China, from August 16 to 28, 2014.  An elite sporting event for athletes around the world, the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing will showcase over 3,500
At the Helm Fall 2013 (6/3/2014) - As we close in on the end of the 2013 World Championships season in Olympic and Paralympic classes, I bring your attention to three notable performances on the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. Each tells its own story about progress being made by Olympic and Paralympic athletes in the team’s pursuit of success in Rio
National Team Tour sponsored by Chubb Personal Insurance (6/3/2014) - Portsmouth, R.I. (October 22, 2013) – The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider’s National Team Tour debuts Nov. 7 and brings the excitement of high-performance sailing and first-hand stories of Olympic and Paralympic campaigning to passionate sailors, young and old. The speaking series, which is sponsored by Chubb Personal Insurance, will visit yacht clubs around the
Bronze for Railey at Laser Radial Worlds 2013 (6/3/2014) - Rizhao, China (October 7, 2013) – With a win in the final race at the 2013 Laser Radial World Championship, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athlete Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) captured a bronze medal. Racing took place Oct. 1-7, in Rizhao, China, where a total 77 athletes competed in the series, which consisted of a
Preview to 49er Worlds 2013 (6/3/2014) - Marseille, France (September 20, 2013) – From Sept. 24-29, over 95 international teams will compete at the 49er and 49er FX World Championship, making it the largest fleet assembled for competition in those classes to date. Among the teams will be seven American teams, including members of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and US
Sailing World Cup Miami to Celebrate 25th Running (6/3/2014) - Portsmouth, R.I. (September 16, 2013) – US Sailing’s premier event – the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami – is set to return to Miami, Florida for top-level Olympic and Paralympic class racing. Scheduled for Jan. 25-Feb. 1, the regatta will mark its 25th anniversary of delivering elite-level competition in the sailing events selected for the
Valuable Knowledge at ISAF World Championships Test Event (6/3/2014) - Santander, Spain (September 16, 2013) – Eight American athletes traveled to the ISAF Sailing World Championships Test Event, Sept. 9-14, to gain valuable information about the sailing conditions, venue and operations in advance of the 2014 event. The combined world championships in Santander, Spain, will act as a country qualifier for the 2016 Olympic Games,
View from the waterline, Charlie McKee, Sept. 2013 (6/3/2014) - Well it certainly has been a busy and interesting summer for our team. Many classes have concluded their World and European Championships, and our sailors have been scattered all over places like Ireland, Estonia, Italy, Denmark, and France.  People are out there battling against the best in the world; which is exactly what they need
Female Athlete of the Month – Marion Lepert (6/3/2014) - Each month US Sailing nominates the top performing athletes in Olympic and Paralympic class sailing competition. Top performance at the ISAF Youth Sailing Championship came from Marion Lepert (Belmont, Calif.), who finished 4th overall in the RS:X girl’s (windsurfing) class. Over 350 sailors from 61 nations competed in the 43rd running of the regatta. Making
American Sailors: Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha (6/3/2014) - As the 470 World Championships kick off in La Rochelle, France, among the fleet will be ISAF #1 ranked team Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha. We caught up with the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider sailors as they prepared for the Worlds to talk about competition, travel and the 470. You had a very full
2013 Youth Worlds: U.S. Team Sails to Five Top-10 Finishes (6/3/2014) - Limassol, Cyprus (July 22, 2013) – After five days of competitive racing in Limassol, Cyprus, the 2013 ISAF Youth World Championship concluded with five top-10 finishes for the U.S. Youth World Team. Top performance of the week came from Marion Lepert (Belmont, Calif.), who finished 4th overall in the RS:X girl’s class. Over 350 sailors
Olympic Day 2013 (6/3/2014) - By  Newport Beach, Calif. (July 16, 2013) – Sailors participating in US Sailing’s Junior Olympics Sailing Festival at Newport Harbor Yacht Club celebrated Olympic Day on July 11 with special guest Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.), a member of US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider in the Finn class and 2016 Olympic team aspirant. Olympic Day
Youth Worlds Team Heads to Cyprus (6/3/2014) - Follow the action on the event live blog, July 15-19: http://www.isafyouthworlds.com/editions/2013/live-blog.php  Portsmouth R.I. (July 9, 2013) – This week US Sailing’s 2013 Youth Worlds Team travels to Limassol, Cyprus to represent the United States at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth Sailing World Championship. Scheduled for July 11-20, the regatta is known as the world’s leading
SKUD-18 Sailors Named to Team (6/3/2014) - Portsmouth, R.I. (July 2, 2013) – Four athletes qualified for the 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider in the Paralympic SKUD-18 class, based on their results at the C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic & Regatta, June 28-30, in Newport, R.I. Two teams – Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Cindy Walker (Abington, Mass.) and
SKUD-18 and Nacra 17 Sailors to be Selected this Summer (6/3/2014) - Portsmouth, R.I. (June 24, 2013) – American sailors aiming for a berth at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will have an additional opportunity this summer to qualify for the 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider in the SKUD-18 and Nacra 17 classes. Two events will serve as Team selection events: the C. Thomas
2013 Olympic Sailing Night Series Announced (6/3/2014) - Portsmouth, R.I. (June 18, 2013) – This summer young sailors will learn first-hand about the many pathways to Olympic sailing success as Olympians, medalists, coaches and leaders from the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program—such as JJ Fetter, Josh Adams, Andrew Campbell, Luther Carpenter and Leandro Spina—speak during “Olympic Sailing Night”, a series of speaking events held
Silver Medal at Delta Lloyd Regatta – Final (6/3/2014) - Medemblik, NED (May 25, 2013) – As most American sailors were heading to their local racecourses during the Memorial Day weekend, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes were competing in the final day of racing at the Delta Lloyd Regatta, in Medemblik, The Netherlands. Top performance of the week came from Anne Haeger and Briana Provancha, who captured
U.S. Olympic Sailing Program Releases Vision 2024 Plan (6/3/2014) - Portsmouth, R.I. (May 21, 2013) – The U.S. Olympic Sailing Program released “Vision 2024,” its plan to reshape the pathways to the Olympic podium. The plan, which is posted online, represents phase one (2013-2016) with a 10-step action plan. With a mission of creating sustainable performance in all aspects of Olympic class sailing and reshaping our
Jaguar Therapeutics to Open Official Fitness Center (6/3/2014) - Miami, Fla. (May 14, 2013) – US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider announced an extension of its partnership with Jaguar Therapeutics of Miami, Fla., naming its new 3200 square-foot facility an official fitness center of the team. The company’s principal, Chris Herrera, was named the Team’s medical coordinator and head physical therapist. A sponsor of the
Olympic Sailing Program Adds Littlejohn (6/3/2014) - Portsmouth, R.I. (May 7, 2013) – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Program named Mark Littlejohn (Auckland, NZL) as a coach of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. Working directly with High Performance Director Charlie McKee, he will focus on accentuating the performance plan for sailors campaigning in Olympic singlehanded classes. From 2004-2008 Mark headed the Youth
Day 6 Report: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013 – Final (6/3/2014) - Daily summary: The Medal Round racing concluded ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères with top American performance of 4th place in the Women’s 470 class by Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha. This event was the final regatta of the 2012-2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup series. Full results are posted on the event’s website. ISAF SWC Hyères_Mick
Day 5 Report: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013 (6/3/2014) - Daily summary: Under dark skies and light wind on the racecourse, day 5 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères concluded the final series to determine the top 10 sailors/teams advancing to the medal round. Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha advanced in Women’s 470 and are in 7th overall, tied on points with Lara Vadlau and
Daily Report: Day 4 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013 (6/3/2014) - Daily summary: As US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider sails into the conclusion at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, one day remains to qualify for the medal round on Saturday. Today marked the return of the French mistral wind and with it continued improvement on overall performance. Top performance went to Sydney Bolger and Sarah Lihan
Day 3 Report: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013 (6/3/2014) - Daily summary: With sailors at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères into the final series to determine medal racing slots, U.S. sailors continued their charge at improving results. The characteristic, gusting wind was back in the mid-teens and two races were completed in all classes, except the 49er and 49er FX with three. Annie Haeger and
Day 2 Report: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013 (6/3/2014) - Daily summary: On the second and final day of the qualifying round at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, conditions were light making it challenging for all racing. U.S. sailors advanced to the gold fleet in Women’s 470, 49er, Women’s RS:X and Laser, where fleets are split. Day 3 will see the fleets start their results
Day 1 report from SWC Hyères 2013 (6/3/2014) - Daily summary, April 22, 2013: After a delay to allow the wind to strengthen into suitable conditions, day 1 of six at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères is in the book. A group of 17 American athletes are competing in Women’s 470, 49er, 49er FX, Women’s RS:X, Laser and Finn classes. Full results are
Preview to ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013 (6/3/2014) - Hyeres, France (April 17, 2013) – Following on the previous ISAF Sailing World Cup event in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, a group of American sailors, including members of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and US Sailing Development Team, will compete against 800 sailors from 50 countries in France’s premier Olympic classes regatta, ISAF Sailing
Media Alert – Day 6 Palma – Final (6/3/2014) - Daily Summary: On the final day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider’s Anne Haeger and Briana Provancha captured a bronze medal in Women’s 470. Additional top-10 U.S. results include: Stuart McNay and David Hughes, 7th in Men’s 470; Sydney Bolger and Sarah Lihan, 9th in Women’s 470; Farrah
Media Alert – Day 5 Palma 2013 (6/3/2014) - Daily Summary: Going into the medal races on Saturday, the U.S. has five entries, with top contenders Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha, who are currently 5th overall in the Women’s 470. Sydney Bolger and Sarah Lihan will join them, as will Stuart McNay and Dave Hughes in the Men’s event. Also competing in the medal
Media Alert – Day 4 SWC Palma 2013 (6/3/2014) - Daily Summary: With the final round of racing underway at ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, today’s racing was a new turn in the quest for top performance. Three races were held for each class, points counting as a sum with the carryover result (a sailor’s overall standing at the end of the qualifying series). Annie
Media Alert – Day 3 SWC Palma 2013 (6/3/2014) - Daily Summary: At the midway point of ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, today’s performances for US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider were about consolidating and moving forward into the next phase of the regatta. Top performances came in the Men’s and Women’s 470, Laser and Finn where single digit race scores were the rule. The qualifying
Media Alert – Day 2 SWC Palma 2013 (6/3/2014) - Daily Summary: With the wind true to form for a second day at the 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, the 20- to 25-knot conditions gave the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider an opportunity to improve on overall results. Top performers again were Sydney Bolger and Sarah Lihan in the Women’s 470, who moved into
Media Alert – Day 1 SWC Palma 2013 (6/3/2014) - Daily Summary: Wet and wild conditions characterized the start to 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, in Palma de Mallorca, ESP. With wind gusting in the upper 20s and tall waves the norm, it was a challenging first day of racing.  Of the 21 U.S. sailors competing, the racing standout result came from Sydney Bolger
Preview to ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma 2013 (6/3/2014) - Palma de Mallorca, Spain (March 27, 2013) – Following the 2016 Olympic Quadrennium racing season debut at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, in January, the international fleet is in Palma de Mallorca, Spain for the next event of the series. From April 1-6, a group of American sailors, including members of the US Sailing Team
Sailing Foundation of New York Renews Commitment (6/3/2014) - The Board of Directors of the Sailing Foundation of New York announced today a $50,000 commitment to the pathway development plans of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program. This pledge continues SFNY’s long-time support for Olympic and Paralympic sailing, and SFNY now becomes the first 2016 Silver Medal Partner Club of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program.
2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Announced (6/3/2014) - Portsmouth, R.I. (March 13, 2013) – US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, announced 34 athletes named to the 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. The national team is selected annually and comprised of the top sailors competing in the events selected for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. American sailors qualified based
2013 US Sailing Development Team Announced (6/3/2014) - Portsmouth, R.I. (March 20, 2013) – Thirty-eight talented sailors have been named to the 2013 US Sailing Development Team (USSDT), the pathway team supported by the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program and US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC). The USSDT was created in 2007 to help young athletes, who have been identified as future Olympic prospects,
2013 U.S. Youth Championships Serves as Qualifier to 2014 U.S. Youth Worlds Team (6/3/2014) - Portsmouth, R.I. (February 12, 2012) – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) and Youth Championships Committee announced that the 2013 U.S. Youth Championships will serve as a mandatory qualification event for the 2014 U.S. Youth Worlds Team. Hosted by Corpus Christi Yacht Club (Corpus Christi, Texas) from August 12-16, the regatta will expand to host
Yale Cordage Selected as Team Supplier (6/3/2014) - Portsmouth, R.I. (March 5, 2013) – The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider has named Yale Cordage as the official High Performance Line and Rope Supplier through 2016. Yale Cordage is a custom and specialty rope manufacturer, based in Saco, Maine, that designs application-specific ropes for the marine, industrial, arborist and oceanographic industries. The partnership will
Day 6: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014 (Final Report) (5/16/2014) - Hyères, France (April 21, 2014) – Racing came to a close at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, and smiles were prevalent around the boat parks after a week in which the venue delivered fantastic conditions for six days straight. Over 800 boats and 1000 athletes competed, making the regatta one of the toughest Olympic-level events

 



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