US Sailing Accepting Nominations for 2019 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year

US Sailing is now accepting nominations for these prestigious awards at rolex.ussailing.org. Do you know of an American sailor who performed extraordinarily well at the highest levels of competition in 2019? Your nomination(s) may ensure a deserving sailor will receive the proper recognition by making the shortlist or even winning one of these prestigious sailing awards to earn their place in the history of the sport.

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Siebel Coach Janel Zarkowsky on Demo Day at DC Sail

I can’t imagine a better way to spend my day: near the water, being with friends, buzzing around in a boat. I’m excited that the Siebel Sailors Program is making my joy of sailing a reality all over the Middle Atlantic region. 

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Siebel Coach Meredith Dart on Demo Days in Chicago

The smiling has been contagious out here in Chicago! We have launched our 24 RS Feva XL Boats into Lake Michigan at three locations: Columbia Sailing School, Jackson Park Yacht Club Foundation, and Sheridan Shores Sailing School.

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Wizard (USA) Honored by World Sailing as Hempel Team of the Year

On Tuesday night at the World Sailing Awards ceremony in Bermuda, American boat Wizard was named the Hempel Team of the Year Award. The award celebrates teams of two or more sailors who personify the sporting values of integrity, ambition, resilience and resourcefulness.

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Siebel Coach Chris Childers on Launch Ceremony at Treasure Island SC

The team of ten sailors had been practicing together for about a year at Treasure Island Sailing Center in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. They ranged from late-elementary to early-middle school age with a strong desire to improve their racing prowess. They started out last fall and sailed some Opti Green Fleet races in local regattas.   

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Performance Sailing Hardware Pioneer Olaf Harken Passes Away

Olaf Harken passed away Monday morning after a weekend of accolades and family. Harken was presented with a lifetime achievement award at Saturday’s Pewaukee Awards Dinner. He was a seasoned Scow sailor and business-man who enjoyed sharing his passion for sailing and astronomy. 

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Daniela Moroz Wins Gold at ANOC World Beach Games

U.S. Kitefoil standout Daniela Moroz (Lafayette, Calif.) won the gold medal in the women’s kitefoil racing competition on Tuesday following four days of racing at the ANOC World Beach Games.

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US Sailing Names Siebel Coaches for New Program

US Sailing has announced the names of three Siebel Coaches who have been hired to lead their respective regions and provide mentorship and instruction to participating sailors of the new Siebel Sailors Program. The goal of this ground-breaking program is to increase diversity and opportunity in the sport of sailing by providing resources and support to youth sailors at public access sailing centers across the country.

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Selection Process for the 2020 Youth Match Racing World Championship

The 2020 Youth Match Racing World Championship will be held in Auckland, New Zealand on February 25 through March 1, 2020. US Sailing announces that the selection process for the skipper representing the U.S. will be by resume. Applications must be submitted by Midnight, CT on Nov. 15, 2019.

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Final Report: Bergan and Glass Claim Victory at 2019 Championship of Champions

The Championship of Champions, hosted by Stamford Yacht Club came to a close Sunday afternoon after three days of exciting racing in windy conditions on Long Island Sound. Dalton Bergan (Seattle, Wash.) and Ben Glass (Seattle, Wash.) won the event to claim the 2019 Jack Brown Trophy.

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