US Sailing Statement Concerning the Situation in Ukraine

US Sailing stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and the Ukrainian Sailing Community. Our hearts go out to all who have been affected by this senseless violence. US Sailing joins many international sports organizations, the International Olympic Committee, and World Sailing in calling for an immediate end to all hostilities and a resumption of…Read More

International Day of Women and Girls in Science US Sailing Spotlight: Shelley Brown

Interested in the sciences from a young age, Shelley Brown is a native Rhode Islander who has spent a lifetime sailing with family from Bar Harbor, ME to Long Island, NY. She is the Director for Sailors for the Sea Powered by Oceana, the world’s leading ocean conservation organization that engages, educates and activates the…Read More

International Day of Women and Girls in Science US Sailing Spotlight: Rachael Miller

February 11th is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In celebration, US Sailing is recognizing Rachael Miller. Rachael is the Founder of Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean, Co-Inventor of the Cora Ball, National Geographic Explorer, and an Explorer's Club Fellow. She is focused on protecting the ocean and addressing the problem of…Read More

US Sailing Announces Shortlist for 2021 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards

Yachtswoman Finalists – Daniela Moroz, Laura Grondin, Nicole Breault, Anna Weis Yachtsman Finalists – Conner Blouin, Taylor Canfield, Erik Shampain, Harry Melges IV, Dave Hughes BRISTOL, R.I. (February 4, 2022) – Five men and four women have been shortlisted for US Sailing’s 2021 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards. Once again, the annual…Read More

Season’s Greetings from US Sailing!

  SEASON’S GREETINGS FROM US SAILING! This holiday season, I would like to extend my personal well wishes and gratitude to all members of the US Sailing community. As we approach the new year, US Sailing is proud to be the stewards of our sport and look forward to continuing to serve the American sailing…Read More

US Sailing Siebel Sailors Program Announces $5 Million Matching Opportunity

Bristol, RI (December 16, 2021) – The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation will match, dollar for dollar, up to $5 million, all gifts for the Siebel Sailors Program made to the US Sailing Foundation by December 31, 2022. This gift provides an opportunity for individual donors, businesses, and foundations to increase their impact twofold. “We are honored to continue and increase our support of this transformative program,” said Tom Siebel. “Our intent is to leverage our gift…Read More

Bill Koch Named to US Sailing Foundation Board of Directors

[caption id="attachment_33039" align="alignright" width="492"] William I. "Bill" Koch - New Member of US Sailing Foundation Board of Directors Photo: Carrie Bradburn/CAPEHART[/caption] BRISTOL, RI (December 7, 2021) — The US Sailing Foundation is honored to announce the addition of legendary sailor and businessman William I. "Bill" Koch to its Board of Directors. Koch will serve on…Read More

US Sailing Foundation Announces the First Ever Kevin Burnham Memorial Award —Nominations Are Now Open

[caption id="attachment_33375" align="aligncenter" width="774"] Kevin Burnham (right) with Paul Foerster at 2004 Olympic Games (Photo by Daniel Forster).[/caption]   BRISTOL, RI (November 30, 2021) — The US Sailing Foundation has announced an award to honor Athens 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist Kevin Burnham, open to sailors who compete or previously competed in Olympic classes and/or the…Read More

US Sailing Accepting Nominations for 2021 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year

Recognize Sailors in Your Community for On the Water Excellence in 2021 Submit your nomination(s) today at ussailing.org/rolex. BRISTOL, R.I. (November 17, 2021) – Every major sport has their own iconic award to recognize and celebrate excellence. College football recognizes the most outstanding player of the year with the Heisman Trophy and Major League Baseball…Read More

US Sailing Board of Directors Announces New Leadership at Stakeholder’s Summit

[caption id="attachment_32783" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Rich Jepsen, new US Sailing President Photo Credit: Allison Chenard/US Sailing[/caption] BRISTOL, RI (November 15, 2021) — During the US Sailing Annual Meeting and Stakeholder’s Summit this weekend in Jamestown, Rhode Island, the US Sailing Board of Directors introduced new President Rich Jepsen, along with two re-elected Board Members, Charlie Arms…Read More