From the Desk of the President: Reflecting on 125 Years of US Sailing

A note from US Sailing Board President Rich Jepsen 125 years of US Sailing. Wow. As I started my first year as president of the board, I reflected on the long list of luminaries who served in my post before me. It’s a daunting list! I also reflected on how many times in those 125…Read More

2022 US Sailing Youth Champs Winners Crowned

Winners were decided at the 2022 U.S. Sailing Youth Championship today after three days of champagne sailing on the Pacific. Over 100 sailors competed across four classes for top honors at US Sailing’s premier youth regatta, open to sailors 19 and younger. Thank you to Gill Marine for their sponsorship of this event, and to…Read More

US Sailing Statement on Newport Bermuda Race Fatality

US Sailing sends condolences to the family and friends of experienced blue water sailor and long-time US Sailing member Colin Golder who passed away last weekend during the 52nd Newport Bermuda Race. Our hearts go out to his family, friends and crew. The Bermuda Race Foundation, Inc. as the organizing authority for the race, in…Read More

Finding Pride: A Conversation with Caroline Young

In celebration of Pride Month, US Sailing connected with Caroline Young to discuss her experience coming out while in college in the early 2000s and how she has found a purpose supporting LGBTQ+ youth in sailing as a coach at Eckerd College. Caroline has a highly decorated sailing career. Most recently, she won the 2021…Read More

Sailors at San Diego US Open Ramp Up for Next Week’s Youth Champs

The San Diego edition of the West Marine US Open Sailing Series wrapped on Sunday after three days of beautiful racing in the Pacific, with 8-10 knots and 3–5-foot sea swell across the weekend. Title Sponsor West Marine and National Sponsors Gill Marine and Gowrie Group are committed to the growth of the series as a…Read More

Pinckney Defeats Callahan in Spectacular Five-Race Finals to Win the 2022 US Youth Match Racing Championship

LONG BEACH, CA (June 19, 2022) – Team Pinckney (Newport Harbor YC) defeated Team Callahan (Biscayne Bay YC) in a spectacular display of high-stakes match racing to win the 2022 US Youth Match Racing Championship for the Rose Cup.  Callahan, however, did not go quietly as both teams traded wins over the five-race series, with…Read More

Youth Worlds Team Tunes Up at West Marine US Open Sailing Series San Diego

San Diego, CA (June 16, 2022) - The first stop in the West Marine US Open Sailing Series’ California tour comes to San Diego Yacht Club this week, June 17-19. Supported by Title Sponsor West Marine and National Sponsors Gowrie Group a Division of Risk Strategies and Gill Marine, this event features the ILCA 7,…Read More

Youth Match Racers to Compete for Rose Cup in Long Beach, CA

Long Beach, CA (June 15, 2022) – The thrill and excitement of match racing will be on full display this weekend in Long Beach, CA, as the U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship for the Rose Cup will be hosted by the Long Beach Yacht Club. Racing begins Friday, June 17 and concludes Sunday, June 19.…Read More

Gowrie Group to Extend Support to Two Major US Sailing Events

Bristol, RI (June 14, 2022) - US Sailing is excited to announce longtime insurance partner Gowrie Group, a division of Risk Strategies, will be extending their support to two major US Sailing events in 2022. This year, Gowrie Group is the Presenting Sponsor of the Championship of Champions, US Sailing’s premier championship which invites winners of…Read More

“A Passion has been Ignited…” Observations from a Learn2Skiff Clinic in Hampton, VA

Over Memorial Day weekend, fifteen sailors gathered at Hampton Yacht Club in Hampton, VA for an introductory Learn2Skiff clinic sailed in 29ers. Learn2Skiff is a program created by Phil Muller (founder of Skiff Generation and head coach of the 2NINER team in Miami, FL) to introduce youth racers to the 29er in an accelerated learning…Read More