Sperry Charleston Race Week to Host “Sailing through STEM Day”

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (April 20, 2017) - US Sailing has partnered with Sperry Charleston Race Week to create new pathways for our sailors in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. Sperry Charleston Race Week, the largest keelboat regatta in North America, will be hosting sailors from around the world on April 20-23, 2017. In conjunction…Read More

Sailor of the Month – Kris Scheppe

[caption id="attachment_34782" align="alignright" width="300"] Kris Scheppe[/caption] Blind sailor, Kris Scheppe (Naples, Fla.), has overcome his sight limitations in a myriad of ways through his adventurous goals and achievements, and now he wants to share that excitement and passion with others. Scheppe was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a genetic eye disease, at a young age.…Read More

Top 10 – April 19 2017

For immediate release April 19, 2017 Dave Perry Nevin Snow Becomes New Number One U.S. Match Racer Nevin Snow (San Diego) has taken over the number one spot in the U.S. on the strength of his winning the 2016 U.S. Match Racing Championship. Christophe Killian (Newport Beach, CA) is number two. David Storrs (Southport, CT)…Read More

US Sailing, Gowrie and Chubb Announce Multi-Year Sponsorship Extension

US Sailing, the National Governing Body of the sport, and Gowrie Group and Chubb Insurance have announced a multi-year sponsorship extension. Gowrie Group will serve as the Official Insurance Agency of US Sailing and the US Sailing Team. Chubb will be the Official Insurance Carrier of US Sailing and the US Sailing Team.

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Phil Collins Wins 2017 U.S. Multihull Championship on Biloxi Bay

The fleet of 16 Hobie 17 catamarans completed their fourth and final set of races on Sunday at the 2017 U.S. Multihull Championship, hosted by Ocean Springs Yacht Club on Biloxi Bay. Phil Collins bolstered his Hobie 17 racing resume with another win in the class. Collins led from start to finish and won the Hobie Alter Trophy by seven points over Daniel Borg through 15 races, including three on Sunday.

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Advisory: Electrical Hazards at Sailing Locations

Are electrical hazards at your sailing facility endangering your sailors? There is a recent, unfortunate history of electrical lines located on the property of sailing facilities coming in contact with sailors and causing serious injury. It is the on-going duty of an electric utility company to install and maintain it's wires in such a way…Read More

Oakcliff Triple Crown Series to provide $500K in Grants to Olympic Sailing Hopefuls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2017 Oyster Bay, New York – Today, Oakcliff Sailing announced the Oakcliff Triple Crown Series, a groundbreaking plan to reward athletes for their hard work and provide significant financial resources to assist them in achieving Olympic success. The Triple Crown Series will consist of up to six regattas to be…Read More

A Q&A with US Sailing: Don Rotzien on Teaching Techniques

Don Rotzien has been recognized for his unique ability to teach the most complex sailing topics to his students participating in the sail education programs at Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS). At the National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) last February in Austin, Texas, Rotzien received a US Sailing training award for Excellence in Instruction. As…Read More

Feature: Getting Millennials Hooked on Sailing

At US Sailing’s National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) in February in Austin, TX, Lynn Handy, Executive Director of Downtown Sailing Center in Baltimore, presented “Five Strategies for Millennial Engagement in Sailing.”

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Hobie 17 Cats to Race on Biloxi Bay at 2017 U.S. Multihull Championship

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (April 5, 2017) – Spring sailing is upon us, as the 2017 US Sailing National Championship season gets underway on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. The Ocean Springs Yacht Club, located just two miles east of Biloxi, will host the 2017 U.S. Multihull Championship this Thursday through Sunday, April 6-9. For the…Read More