IQFoil European Championships Wrapped, USA Looking to Future as iQFoil Squad Takes Shape

The iQFoil European Championships concluded on October 28 in Marseille, France, the future sailing venue of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. It was the first international event for three USA iQFoil athletes since the equipment’s official Olympic designation earlier this year and a wonderful opportunity for the group to check in with the broader fleet early in the Paris 2024 campaign quad. 

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Daniela Moroz Claims Fifth Consecutive Formula Kite World Champion Title

After much anticipation during the light wind postponement on shore, Daniela Moroz (Lafayette, Calif.) took the win in her final race, securing her fifth Women’s Formula Kite World Champion title. Under the new scoring system that will be utilized in the kite’s Paris 2024 debut, Moroz only needed one more race win on the final day of racing to bring home the gold.

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Dave Hughes Elected to Vice Chair of World Sailing’s Athletes’ Commission

Men’s 470 Tokyo 2020 Olympian David Hughes (Miami, Fla.) was recently elected to the role of Vice Chair of World Sailing’s Athletes’ Commission, a term he will serve through 2024. Hughes was one of 19 candidates who ran for positions and is among the five newly appointed members to the total nine-person Commission.

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US Sailing Announces 2021 US Youth Worlds Team to Compete in Al-Mussanah, Oman This December

US Sailing has named the 16 athletes that will be representing the US at the 2021 Youth Sailing World Championships. The 50th edition of the premier event in international youth sailing will take place December 11-18 in Al-Mussanah, Oman and is open to athletes under age 19.

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Hard Work Paying Off for Kite Squad; Moroz Takes 2021 European Championship

Daniela Moroz (Lafayette, Fla.) emerged victorious at the 2021 Formula Kite European Championships that finished Sunday in Montpellier, France. The four-time World Champion sailed a stellar regatta and successfully navigated the new format of Formula Kite championship racing on the same waters where the sport of kiteboarding first originated in the mid-1990s. 

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You’ve Got to Sync Visual, Intellect, and Feel – Luther Carpenter

My approach is to evaluate the last data points collected from my most recent regatta and set goals to improve. Returning from a World Championships in Europe, I saw three areas that we needed to improve on teamwide.  

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Tips for Reaching from Nikki Barnes & Lara Dallman-Weiss

When reaching, it is a delicate dance of power and speed requiring precise steering, trimming and body movements at the correct time to achieve maximum speed without losing the height.  Balance and stability equal speed, if the boat isn’t fast, make changes and see how the boat reacts. 

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Doublehanded Team Dynamics with Steph Roble and Maggie Shea

When the velocity and wind direction are constantly changing, set the boat up so that it is easy to sail and transitions well from puffs to lulls and vice-versa. Is there more to gain by going fast in the puffs by putting the bow down or will you gain more by minimizing losses in the lulls?

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“Let’s Go to Tokyo” Athlete Sendoff

Join us TODAY, July 9th, for an evening of celebration as we wish the Athletes well at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics!

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Sailor-Focused Skincare Brand Harken Derm Joins the US Sailing Team

Harken Derm has been announced as an official partner of the US Sailing Team (USST). Harken Derm will provide the athletes on the annually-selected U.S. Sailing Team with their full range of long-lasting protective and repair products.

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