Updates from the 2019 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds

Thanks to another packed day of racing in Auckland, all three fleets at the 2019 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships battled tricky conditions to complete the qualifying series. In the 49er fleet, Nevin Snow (San Diego, Calif.) and Dane Wilson (Ojai, Calif.) clinched their first appearance together in Gold Fleet and are currently standing just a few points outside the podium.

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Roble and Shea Win Bronze at Pre-Worlds – US Sailing Team Looks Strong Heading into Worlds

The US Sailing Team is looking solid heading into the 2019 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships. On Wednesday, November 27, the team finished the 2019 Oceania Championships with two boats in the top 10, one of which will take home a medal.

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What Does it Take to Get the US Sailing Team Around the World?

An incredible amount of resources are required to get our athletes around the globe. Click to find out how 35 U.S. athletes will be getting to 11 World Championships in Australia and New Zealand, this winter.

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Sally Barkow Joins US Sailing Olympic Program

US Sailing has hired Sally Barkow as Olympic Team Coach and Performance Manager. Barkow brings a strong background as an athlete to this position. She is a two-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, an Olympian and a two-time Volvo Ocean Race competitor. She will be joining the US Sailing staff to coach U.S. Nacra 17 athletes and assist US Sailing Team coaches in managing the athlete training programs.

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2024 Olympic Windsurfing Sea Trials – Equipment and Community Collide

US Sailing Team Women’s RS:X athlete, Farrah Hall (Annapolis, Md.), recently participated at the RS:X equipment sea trials for the 2024 Olympics. During the trials, World Sailing conducted comprehensive on the water testing and onshore evaluation of five equipment options to replace the Men’s and Women’s RS:X classes at the 2024 Games. Yesterday, World Sailing released that the iFoil has been recommended as the replacement equipment. Hall was one of the 20 athletes selected to test each piece of equipment and provide input to help inform this decision. Read for an inside look at her experience.

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Fostering the Future – The Coaches Behind US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program

US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) was created to define a pathway for young athletes looking to pursue the most elite levels of the sport. The program primarily supports sailors by providing them with training resources and opportunities, a core staple of which is coaching from some of the best in the industry. Read on to discover the lasting impact the coaches at the ODP West Clinic had on the next generation of Olympic hopefuls. 

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Sarah Newberry & David Liebenberg: A Chat with Our Champions, Presented by Kilroy Realty

US Sailing Team Nacra 17 athletes, Sarah Newberry and David Liebenberg recently joined Kilroy Realty at their annual Leadership Summit.  Focused on team building, wellness and career development, the event brought together future leaders identified by Kilroy in a variety of disciplines.  This year, the focus was on young champions, with the Nacra17 team invited to share their stories of working in competitive spaces and how those lessons can improve Kilroy’s best practices.

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US Sailing Team’s Summer in Japan Comes to a Close

The 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima came to a quiet close on Sunday, September 1. Thanks to light winds, only two of the five Medal Races scheduled for the last day of sailing were completed. The Men’s and Women’s 470 classes enjoyed Medal Races while the Finn, Laser, and Laser Radial podiums were decided based on the cumulative standings of the first ten races.

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Three Top-Ten Finishes for the USA at Ready Steady Tokyo – Sailing

After a long day spent waiting for wind under postponement, only one of the five scheduled Medal Races was completed on the final day of the Ready Steady Tokyo – Sailing, Olympic Test Event. With the exception of the Women’s 470 fleet, yesterday’s standings will determine the final results for the classes who had Medal Races scheduled for today.

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US Sailing Team at 470 Worlds – Final Report

In the Men’s fleet, Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.) finished in eighteenth overall as the highest placed U.S. boat. The top-three U.S. representatives in the Women’s fleet, Atlantic Brugman (Winthrop, Mass) and Nora Brugman (Winthrop, Mass.), Nikole Barnes (Miami, Fla.) and Lara Dallman Weiss (Shoreview, Minn.), and Carmen Cowles (Larchmont, N.Y.) and Emma Cowles (Larchmont, N.Y.), finished in 30th, 31st, and 32nd, respectively.

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