Youth Sailing: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone This Summer!

By John Pearce, Youth Director, US Sailing   With Opti Team Trials over, and the high school sailing season winding down, many youth racers are considering the question, what’s next? Sailing is a sport with almost unlimited options, from day sailing to offshore passages, dinghies to schooners, skiffs to cats, kiting, foiling… the list goes…Read More

US Sailing Launches New Website

BRISTOL, R.I. (May 22, 2018) – As many of you may have noticed, US Sailing created a new website. Following months of research and input from our valued members and constituents, as well as time and effort from our staff and tech team, US Sailing has launched a new website designed to better serve all…Read More

Roster Announced: 2018 U.S. Youth Sailing Worlds Team

Pictured: Charlotte Rose (Houston, Texas), 2017 Youth Sailing World Champion FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2018 Bristol, R.I. – US Sailing has named fourteen athletes to its 2018 Youth Sailing World Championship Team. The premier event in international youth sailing, the 2018 Youth Worlds (July 14–21, Corpus Christi, Texas) is expected to include competitors from over 70 nations. The event is set to…Read More

Pan Am Games Athlete Selection Procedures Released

Pictured: Paige Railey (USA) wins gold at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2018 Bristol, R.I. - US Sailing has released Athlete Selection Procedures for the 2019 Pan American Games, set to be held in Lima, Peru from July 26 to August 11, 2019. The Pan Am Games in 2019 will…Read More

US Sailing’s Reach Initiative to Bring STEM Activities for Youth at Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover

[caption id="attachment_10262" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Photo credit to Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race.[/caption]   BRISTOL, R.I. (May 8, 2018) - The Volvo Ocean Race is in Newport, R.I. for the lone North American Stopover of the 2017-2018 round-the-globe sailing race and US Sailing is thrilled to have a unique opportunity to participate in this exhilarating…Read More

Event Recap: Americans Finish On the Podium at RS Feva Worlds

By: John Pearce, Youth Director, US Sailing In early April Dieter Creitz and Conrad Miller, representing Seattle Yacht Club, finished third out of fifty one teams in the 2018 RS Feva Worlds hosted by Clearwater Community Sailing in Clearwater, Florida (complete results here). Despite the excellent finish, their path to the championship was far from…Read More

Show Your Support for US Sailing Center Miami

- An open letter from Jack Gierhart, CEO of US Sailing, in support of the US Sailing Center Miami. Dear Sailors, The lease is up for renewal at the US Sailing Center Miami. We need your help in renewing the lease to ensure this facility remains a Miami community sailing center and an official Olympic…Read More

2024 Olympic Events: Open Letter from US Sailing

To U.S. sailors, Many American sailors care deeply about Olympic sailing and the equipment that gets used in one of the most exciting events in our sport. US Sailing has elected to be a proactive participant as World Sailing works to clarify the future of Olympic sailing. As part of that effort, we would like…Read More

Olympian Paige Railey (USA) Takes Bronze At World Cup Series Hyères (France)

Pictured: Laser Radial Medalists, World Cup Series Hyères 2018. From left: Monika Mikkola (FIN), Marit Bouwmeester (NED), Paige Railey (USA). Photo: World Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2018 Hyères, France – US Sailing Team athlete and two-time Olympian Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) took home the bronze medal in the Laser Radial at World Cup Series Hyères 2018. Railey recently…Read More

Randy Smyth Wins Fifth Career U.S. Multihull Championship Title

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (April 22, 2018) – Legendary multihull sailor, Randy Smyth (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.), won his record-setting fifth career Hobie Alter Trophy for the U.S. Multihull Championship this weekend in his hometown of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The 2018 U.S. Multihull Championship was hosted by the Fort Walton Yacht Club in conjunction with…Read More