Eight Bells: Buddy Melges, Renowned American Sailor, Passes Away at 93

Harry Clemons “Buddy” Melges Jr., considered to be one of the greatest competitive sailors in the sport of sailing, passed away on May 18, 2023. He leaves behind a remarkable legacy as one of the most accomplished and revered sailors in American history.  Born on January 26, 1930, in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, Buddy dedicated his life…Read More

Accessibility in Cruising: How the Green Family Gained Comfort in Navigating the Waters Again

In recognition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18, 2023, US Sailing talked with Andrew Green and his parents Linda and Mark (Crystal River, FL) to learn how their family rediscovered their love of sailing and adapted their boat to be accessible for Andrew, who has Cerebral Palsy. Just before the pandemic began in…Read More

Skin Care for Sailors by Dr. Olasz Harken

Brought to you by [caption id="" align="alignright" width="208"] Edit B. Olasz Harken MD, PhD, FAADCo-Founder, Harken DermHarken Derm LLC[/caption] As a sailor, your skin is exposed to the elements, including sun, wind and water, all of which can damage the skin. It is especially important to take steps to lessen this damage and protect against…Read More

US Sailing, The Moorings Announce Partnership

US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport of sailing, and The Moorings, the world’s premier international yacht charter company, have announced a partnership in support of sailors and sailing organizations in the U.S. Founded in 1969, The Moorings’ award-winning charter fleet now includes more than 400 yachts in 20+ destinations across the globe.…Read More

US Sailing Opens Registration for California US Open Sailing Series 

Registration is open for the 2023 US Open Sailing Series summer events. The three events span the coast of California and include the Olympic and Youth Worlds classes. Established in 2019, and building off the historically important Olympic Class Regattas (OCRs), the US Open Sailing Series provides a domestic regatta schedule and training platform for…Read More

US Sailing Announces Search Committee for Olympic Team Leadership

BRISTOL, R.I. (April 20, 2023) – US Sailing, the sport’s National Governing Body, today announced the creation of a search committee to find the next leader of the US Olympic Sailing Team. The committee, which is comprised of US Sailing Association Board Members, US Sailing Foundation board members, Olympians, staff, a USOPC representative, America’s Cup…Read More

Oakcliff’s America True Scholarship: Stephanie Roney

US Sailing is here to help Organization Members in many ways, one of which is to make sure they are aware of valuable opportunities in the sailing community. The America True scholarship at Oakcliff is one of those opportunities. This scholarship is reserved for Community Sailing graduates only, allowing them to take what they have…Read More

US Sailing and Goslings Rum Announce Partnership

Family-Owned Rum Producer and Creator of the Dark ‘n Stormy® Cocktail Named Official Rum and Ginger Beer of US Sailing BRISTOL, R.I. (April 18, 2023) – Today, US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport of sailing, and Goslings Rum set sail and announce a two-year partnership through the 2024 season. Goslings, creators of the…Read More

Eight Bells: Mike “Big Mike” Wagner

On March 29th, 2023, Mike Wagner set sail for eternity. His final moments were spent in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loved ones. As he was lovingly called by the junior sailors he mentored, ‘Big Mike’ filled his 64 years to the gills, and the impact he made on his local communities…Read More

Paul Cayard: Open Letter on Tokyo 2020

Open letter on Tokyo 2020 by Paul Cayard, Executive Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing and 1984 (alternate) / 2004 (Star class) Olympian.

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