Updates from the 2019 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds

Thanks to another packed day of racing in Auckland, all three fleets at the 2019 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships battled tricky conditions to complete the qualifying series. In the 49er fleet, Nevin Snow (San Diego, Calif.) and Dane Wilson (Ojai, Calif.) clinched their first appearance together in Gold Fleet and are currently standing just a few points outside the podium.

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Roble and Shea Win Bronze at Pre-Worlds – US Sailing Team Looks Strong Heading into Worlds

The US Sailing Team is looking solid heading into the 2019 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships. On Wednesday, November 27, the team finished the 2019 Oceania Championships with two boats in the top 10, one of which will take home a medal.

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US Sailing Team and Kilroy Realty Bring Innovation to Life and the Streets of San Francisco

Innovation is a team effort.  Kilroy Realty and US Sailing showcase their innovative partnership through a progressive video in San Francisco at Kilroy’s 100 First Street offices. Featuring up-close, extremely high definition footage of US Sailing Team members Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shea, the result is as close as you can get to world-class sailing without getting wet.

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What Does it Take to Get the US Sailing Team Around the World?

An incredible amount of resources are required to get our athletes around the globe. Click to find out how 35 U.S. athletes will be getting to 11 World Championships in Australia and New Zealand, this winter.

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Sally Barkow Joins US Sailing Olympic Program

US Sailing has hired Sally Barkow as Olympic Team Coach and Performance Manager. Barkow brings a strong background as an athlete to this position. She is a two-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, an Olympian and a two-time Volvo Ocean Race competitor. She will be joining the US Sailing staff to coach U.S. Nacra 17 athletes and assist US Sailing Team coaches in managing the athlete training programs.

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2024 Olympic Windsurfing Sea Trials – Equipment and Community Collide

US Sailing Team Women’s RS:X athlete, Farrah Hall (Annapolis, Md.), recently participated at the RS:X equipment sea trials for the 2024 Olympics. During the trials, World Sailing conducted comprehensive on the water testing and onshore evaluation of five equipment options to replace the Men’s and Women’s RS:X classes at the 2024 Games. Yesterday, World Sailing released that the iFoil has been recommended as the replacement equipment. Hall was one of the 20 athletes selected to test each piece of equipment and provide input to help inform this decision. Read for an inside look at her experience.

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Fostering the Future – The Coaches Behind US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program

US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) was created to define a pathway for young athletes looking to pursue the most elite levels of the sport. The program primarily supports sailors by providing them with training resources and opportunities, a core staple of which is coaching from some of the best in the industry. Read on to discover the lasting impact the coaches at the ODP West Clinic had on the next generation of Olympic hopefuls. 

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Pascual and Hall Qualify USA for Country Representation at Tokyo 2020 Games

On Saturday, September 28, the 2019 RS:X World Championships concluded, delivering the next round of countries qualified for a berth at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Pedro Pascual (West Palm Beach, Fla.) secured the sixth available country spot in the Men’s class and Farrah Hall (Annapolis, Md.) secured the eighth in the Women’s class.

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Sarah Newberry & David Liebenberg: A Chat with Our Champions, Presented by Kilroy Realty

US Sailing Team Nacra 17 athletes, Sarah Newberry and David Liebenberg recently joined Kilroy Realty at their annual Leadership Summit.  Focused on team building, wellness and career development, the event brought together future leaders identified by Kilroy in a variety of disciplines.  This year, the focus was on young champions, with the Nacra17 team invited to share their stories of working in competitive spaces and how those lessons can improve Kilroy’s best practices.

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US Sailing Team’s Summer in Japan Comes to a Close

The 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima came to a quiet close on Sunday, September 1. Thanks to light winds, only two of the five Medal Races scheduled for the last day of sailing were completed. The Men’s and Women’s 470 classes enjoyed Medal Races while the Finn, Laser, and Laser Radial podiums were decided based on the cumulative standings of the first ten races.

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