US Sailing and the Sperry Local Ambassador Program – John Schoendorf

Meet John Schoendorf from Miami, Fla. US Sailing and Sperry have partnered to recognize local sailors for contributions made to their respective sailing communities. Sperry Local Ambassadors have a passion for sailing and they share that passion with others to get out on the water and support the growth of our sport. A Q&A with…Read More

US Sailing Announces U.S. Selection Procedures for 2020 Offshore World Championships

BRISTOL, R.I. (January 16, 2020) – US Sailing has published the Selection Procedures detailing U.S. athlete selection for World Sailing’s inaugural Offshore World Championships in Valletta, Malta on October 10-22, 2020. The 2020 Offshore World Championships will be raced in parallel with the Rolex Middle Sea Race in the L30 class sailboat. World Sailing has…Read More

2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami – U.S. Storylines and Event Preview

For 31 years, Biscayne Bay and Miami have been an important stop on the Olympic-class circuit. Among the 171 athletes, from 50 countries competing at 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami, USA, are numerous Olympic medalists and World Champions. The Opening Series for each class starts on Monday, January 20.

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US Sailing Announces Shortlist for 2019 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards

The top performing U.S. sailors of the year have been shortlisted for US Sailing’s 2019 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards. The annual determination of this year’s awards represents a wide range of accomplished sailors at different stages of their respective careers and from various disciplines in the sport. All six of these finalists represent their own unique pathway to the top of the sport and have each mastered their craft with a dedicated focus on precision and performance on the grandest stage. Fan Voting Closes Sunday, January 26.

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US Sailing in 2019: Highlighting our Progress and Looking Ahead to a Bright Future

From all of us at US Sailing, we hope that you are having a wonderful holiday season. We have had a busy and productive year and would like to take a moment to thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to our organization that has enabled us to progress on many fronts.

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Janel Zarkowsky on Siebel Sailors Program at Downtown Sailing Center 

This fall season was busy for the newly selected centers within the three regions of the Siebel Sailors Program. Each center accepted delivery of new RS Feva XL sailboats, rearranged their dock space to showcase the new fleet, and fit a Demo Day event into their already packed schedules! Luckily, the Mid-Atlantic region was blessed with ideal conditions that made each Demo Day a delight.   

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An Alternative Idea to Hand Operated Flags for Race Committees

Patrick O’Donnell has an idea! As the Club Race Officer at St. Croix Sailing Club in Hudson, Wisconsin, Patrick has made some useful observations about hand operate flags and how they are used in race starts. Patrick has an alternative option…

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Doublehanded Offshore Event to Run in Conjunction with 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami

The 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami is partnering with the Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race to host a doublehanded offshore event. The racing format for this class will simulate the Mixed Two-Person Offshore Keelboat event planned for the 2024 Games. Racing is open to ocean racing and cruising monohull boats who comply with the requirements of the ORC.

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US Sailing to Partner with Leukemia Cup Regatta to Support Cancer Cures Research

US Sailing is honored to announce a partnership with the Leukemia Cup Regatta, a series of 45 sailing events taking place throughout North America benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Through this new partnership, US Sailing aims to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to cure all forms of blood cancer by inspiring its members to support and participate in Leukemia Cup Regattas around the country.

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US Sailing Foundation Makes Strategic Plans, Appoints New Leadership

New leadership has been elected for the US Sailing Foundation. William J. Ruh (Del Mar, Calif.) was elected to serve as Chair of the Foundation and also elected to the Association’s Board of Directors at US Sailing’s Annual Meeting on November 15.

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