Seeking Para Sailors with Racing Experience to Represent USA at U25 Para World Championship

US Sailing has announced a call to competitors for the inaugural 25U Para Sailing World Championship in the Netherlands, July 18-22. This event provides a unique opportunity for young, aspiring sailors with a disability to represent the United States on the world stage and nurture their Paralympic dreams. It also establishes a starting point for…Read More

2022 USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival Schedule Released

New Festival Format featuring On-Water Boat Demos and On-Shore Festival Activities    BRISTOL, Rhode Island (April 5, 2022) - The USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals are NEW for 2022 with an updated format, returning to the original mission to capture the Olympic spirit and introduce youth sailors to their next steps in the sport. Each festival…Read More

US Sailing Issues Further Guidance on Athletes from Russia and Belarus

The US Sailing Board of Directors last week approved an amendment to the US Sailing Prescription to RRS 76.1 – Exclusion of Boats or Competitors, providing a framework for organizing authorities to exclude sailors from Russia and Belarus, in accordance with World Sailing policy, should they choose to do so.  Under the new policy, countries…Read More

Celebrating Visibility

Since she was 3 ½, Stephanie Helms knew she was a girl.  At that age, her mother was helping Stephanie complete physical therapy for a burn injury. She complimented Stephanie on an exercise well done, saying, “good boy!”  “And I said, ‘no, girl,’” said Helms. “All my life I’ve known that I was transgender, although…Read More

US Sailing Mourns the Passing of Gordon Isco

  US Sailing mourns the passing of Gordon Isco, 86, who passed away peacefully at his home in the early morning hours of March 24. The Multihull Sailor extraordinaire was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 6, 1935 to Emmanuel and Sylvia Isco. He loved multihull sailboat racing (Hobie 18, Hobie 20 and A-Class) and competed…Read More

Melges and Moroz Named 2021 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year

[caption id="attachment_34969" align="aligncenter" width="746"] Daniela Moroz and Harry Melges IV were named 2021 Rolex Yachtswoman and Yachtsman of the Year. US Sailing / Allison Chenard[/caption] SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (March 25, 2022) – Harry Melges IV (Lake Geneva, WI) and Daniela Moroz (Lafayette, CA) were selected as the 2021 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year…Read More

US Sailing Association Awards Honor Contributions to the Sport

San Francisco (March 24, 2022) – The annual US Sailing Association Awards were celebrated Thursday evening at St. Francis Yacht Club. Award winners were honored for their contributions to the sport of sailing, from racing to race management. Congratulations to the following US Sailing award winners: Gary Bodie (Hampton, VA) received the Nathanael G. Herreshoff…Read More

Doug Smith Joins US Sailing Foundation Board of Directors

BRISTOL, RI (March 23, 2022) — The US Sailing Foundation Board of Directors unanimously elected one new member, Doug Smith of Oakland, CA, at their quarterly meeting in February, for a three-year term. A senior legal advisor to corporations, boards, and entrepreneurs, as well as an avid competitive sailor and advocate for the sport, Smith brings a…Read More

US Sailing Releases 2021 Reach Impact Report & Grant Application

  BRISTOL, R.I. (March 16, 2022) – US Sailing has released the 2021 Reach Initiative Impact Report. Launched in 2012, Reach is US Sailing’s STEM Education Initiative. Since its inception, Reach has had an immeasurable impact on youth across the country who are learning Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts using sailing as an educational platform. As the Reach Initiative…Read More

Schoonmaker Foundation Pledges $5 Million to US Sailing and Offers Matching Challenge

  BRISTOL, R.I. (March 9, 2022) - The Florida-based Schoonmaker Foundation has pledged $5 million over the next five years to the US Sailing Foundation to create the James M. “Ding” Schoonmaker II Project Pinnacle Endowment Fund. They have also offered an additional $2.5 million challenge fund, giving individual donors, businesses, and foundations the opportunity to…Read More