Youth Sailing Today

The American Development Model The growing focus on intense competition in youth sailing has parents, sailing instructors and program directors looking to US Sailing for guidance and a different approach. They’ve seen too many kids burn out and drop out, and they are not alone. This concern exists in almost every youth sport, as well…Read More

A Message from Jack Gierhart

The Focus is You   US Sailing is committed to uniting this fractured amalgamation of sports and building a cohesive community bound by a shared love for sailing. What we have in common as sailors is far greater than differences in boat design, sailing discipline or the kind of experiences we prefer. Last year at…Read More

Youth Olympic Games: US Sailing Announces Athlete Selection System

Pictured: Nacra 15's racing at the recently-completed 2017 U.S. Youth Sailing Championship in Corpus Christi, Texas. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. - US Sailing has released details of the athlete selection process for the 2018 U.S. Youth Olympic Sailing Team. Held every four years, the Youth Olympic Games (Buenos Aires 2018) will be the…Read More

US Sailing’s ODP Youth Travel Teams Boost Ambitious American Sailors

July 26, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. - US Sailing's Olympic Development Program (ODP) is offering support to American sailors competing at top international events this summer through four ODP Travel Teams, which will compete at the Laser and Laser Radial U21 Worlds, the Laser Radial Youth Worlds, The Laser Radial Worlds (Open) and the recently-completed 49er…Read More

Zaleski and Weaver Win U.S. Singlehanded Championships in Tahoe

Following four days of exciting racing in the sparkling waters of Lake Tahoe, Marek Zaleski became the 2017 U.S. Singlehanded Men’s Champion and Hanne Weaver became the 2017 U.S. Singlehanded Women’s Champion on Sunday.

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2017 U.S. Youth Worlds Team Roster Announced

  Pictured: Members of the 2017 U.S. Youth Worlds Team gathered with Chief of U.S. Olympic Sailing Malcolm Page (left) at the conclusion of the 2017 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships in Corpus Christi, Texas. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2017 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing has named fourteen athletes to its 2017 Youth Sailing World Championship Team. The…Read More

US Sailing Mourns Tragic Loss of Young Sailor

All of us at US Sailing – our staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers - are deeply saddened to learn that a young sailing student tragically died as a result of a powerboat accident on Long Island Sound on Tuesday, July 18. This is a time for grieving and our deepest condolences go out to…Read More

Local Duo Captures U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship in Annapolis

Tuesday’s exciting final set of races on Chesapeake Bay put the finishing touches on a fun and eventful 2017 U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship, hosted by Annapolis Yacht Club.

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2017 U.S. Singlehanded Championships to be Contested on Lake Tahoe at Laser Nationals

      LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (July 18, 2017) - A strong fleet comprised of experienced and proven singlehanded sailors and an influx of new talented young men and women will be the focus at this week’s 2017 U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championships, held in conjunction with the Laser Class U.S. National Championships and hosted by…Read More

2017 U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship Comes to Chesapeake Bay

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (July 14, 2017) – Thirty-five talented young teams from around the country will be in sailing hot spot, Annapolis, Maryland this week for the 2017 U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship. Hosted by the Annapolis Yacht Club, this US Sailing National Championship will feature two days of clinics, instructed by a collection of top…Read More