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

US Sailing Announces 2022 Reach Youth Engagement Grant Recipients

BRISTOL, R.I. (June 7, 2022) – Sailing centers throughout the country have been awarded grants to grow youth sailing through STEM and environmental education with the US Sailing Reach Initiative. The grants provide non-profit sailing centers with funds and resources to further their Reach program goals and provide more opportunities for students in their community.…Read More

Finding Community in Sailing

Patrick Burks is a sailor, race official, umpire, and coach – and a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Burks first came out as gay in high school “because that was the best I could describe myself at the time,” said Burks. “Since then I’ve found out just how intricate sexuality and gender is, and have…Read More

HŌKŪLE’A: The Revival of Polynesian Voyaging Sailboats

  On the last day of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage month, we are highlighting the Hōkūle'a - a modern recreation of an ancient Polynesian voyaging canoe built in the 1970s to revive the tradition of Polynesian voyaging. In 1975, Hawaiian artist and historian Herb Kawainui Kāne set out to challenge the notion that…Read More

Eric Krasnoo joins US Sailing as the Senior Vice President of Partnerships and Memberships

BRISTOL, RI (May 25, 2022) - US Sailing is excited to announce the addition of Eric Krasnoo to the executive team of US Sailing as the Senior Vice President of Partnerships and Memberships.  “We are pleased to welcome Eric to US Sailing,” said CEO Alan Ostfield. “Eric’s breadth of experiences with sports, partnerships and consumer…Read More

Noe Velasco: Building a Legacy on the Water

When you think of Polynesian sailors, you may think of outrigger canoes and voyages made thousands of years ago, led by the stars. But Asian American and Polynesian sailors are also at the cutting edge of modern sailing scene.    Both connected to that legacy and forging her own, 16-year-old Noe Velasco is defining what it…Read More

US Sailing Awards Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal For Rescue at Bay Week Regatta

[caption id="attachment_35550" align="alignright" width="511"] From left to right: Nancy Zangerle representing US Sailing, David Branson, Hanson Award recipient, I-LYA Past Commodore Duane Burgoyne, and I-LYA Past Commodore Steve Harris.[/caption] WESTLAKE, OHIO (April 28, 2022) – US Sailing has awarded David Branson, a Melges 24 sailor from Toledo, Ohio with the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal for…Read More