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 (Fontana, Wisc.) and his Full Throttle Melges 24 racing team. In addition, Ivey served as Training Director for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, and coached Hasso Plattner’s team to a win at the International German Championships (Dragon Class).