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Welcome to the US Sailing Olympic Pathways homepage. Your journey to the podium begins here.

Our goal is to provide aspiring Olympic athletes and their families with as much information as possible about how to successfully manage their transition from Youth Classes to Olympic Development Classes to Olympic Classes.

Olympic Pathways News

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Frequently Asked Questions

Recommended Clinics:

Recommended Regattas:

Team Selection Criteria:

Making the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, the US Sailing Development Team and the US Sailing Youth World’s Team are important steps on your journey. Here’s how.

Recommended Classes:

The US Olympic Sailing program has identified six development classes:

Want to try sailing these classes? Attend a US Sailing try-out clinic! Click here for more information.

For more information about how these classes fit into your Path to the Podium, click here. To start a conversation about which classes you should sail, contact Leandro Spina, US Sailing Youth Development Director.

Training Centers:

US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider training centers offer important resources to aspiring Olympians and Paralympians. Contact Leandro Spina, US Sailing Youth Development Director, for information about their services.

VISION 2024:

VISION 2024 compliments the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program’s strategic plan for Rio 2016, aligned with our three fundamental success factors: lead a culture of technical excellence; make domestic training a strength; build the base. The mission: Create sustainable performance and reshape the U.S. Olympic pathways. To read the full VISION 2024 plan, click here.


Leandro Spina, US Sailing Youth Development Director.