US Sailing Announces Shortlist for 2018 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards

Three men and three women have been shortlisted for US Sailing’s 2018 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards. Once again, the annual rundown of the year’s “best in the U.S.” represents a wide range of accomplished sailors from various disciplines and at different stages of their respective careers.

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US Sailing Announces Selection Process for 2019 Youth Match Racing World Championship

BRISTOL, R.I. (January 2, 2019) – The 2019 Youth Match Racing World Championship will be held in Ekaterinburg, Russia from August 11-17, 2019 in the Ricochet 747. To compete, sailors must be under the age of 23 in 2019. US Sailing has announced that the selection process for the skipper representing the U.S. will be…Read More

US Sailing Partners with TropicSport to Protect Sailors and the Ocean

US Sailing and TropicSport, an industry leading skin care and sunscreen brand, have developed a partnership to better educate the sailing community on how to protect their skin from the harmful effects of the sun using eco-friendly products.

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US Sailing, US Powerboating Contributor Dick Allsopp Passes Away

Richard Allsopp, a pioneer in powerboating and sailing education, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the age of 84. He will be greatly missed by the entire boating community.

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US Sailing Accepting Nominations for 2018 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year

Every major sports organization has their own historic, iconic award to properly recognize excellence. College football recognizes the most outstanding player of the year with the Heisman Trophy. Major League Baseball honors their best pitchers of the season with the Cy Young Award. The National Hockey League celebrates their Most Valuable Player with the Hart Trophy. US Sailing has the Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year, widely acknowledged as the foremost individual sailing honors in the nation. US Sailing is now accepting nominations for these prestigious awards through January 7, 2019. Submit your nomination(s) today at rolex.ussailing.org.

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US Sailing Team at The Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

Earlier this month, the US Sailing Team gathered at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) to address the off the water components of their training and to complete final planning for the year ahead. The athletes conducted fitness testing, learned from physicians, set objectives for 2019 and beyond, and found inspiration from Olympians.

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Corpus Christi Yacht Club Wins 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award

The Corpus Christi Yacht Club, host of the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships in July, was honored with World Sailing’s 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award at the World Sailing Annual Conference Tuesday, October 30 in Sarasota, Fla. The award celebrates the effective execution or ongoing delivery of high-impact, highly-replicable sustainability initiatives. Driven by the dedication of the CCYC volunteer Green Team, the Youth Worlds was the first World Sailing Championship with a focus on ocean conservation and sustainability.

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Cory Sertl Elected President of US Sailing’s Board of Directors

The US Sailing Nominating Committee named new members of the National Governing Body’s Board of Directors who were officially elected on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at US Sailing’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club. Cory Sertl (Rochester, N.Y.) was elected as the next President of US Sailing. Rich Jepsen (Alameda, Calif.) was elected Vice President.

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Potts, Yankee Creole Race Team Wins U.S. Match Racing Championship

Pearson Potts (Newport, R.I.) won the Prince of Wales Bowl at the 2018 U.S. Match Racing Championship after three days of intense racing this weekend in Chicago. Potts and his all-american crew won the overall Championship this year after claiming the title of National Champions in 2017.

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Draheim, Favela Capture Championship of Champions

Bill Draheim (Royse City, Texas) and Rod Favela (Heath, Texas) rode a string of three victories in four races to win the 44th Championship of Champions regatta, a US Sailing Championship event. Hosted by the Atlanta Yacht Club and raced in the Y-Flyer, Draheim and Favela won with the low score of 22 points, good for 23-point victory.

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