Two U.S. Athletes Stand on the Podium at the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami

The 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami came to a close this afternoon as the final medal races concluded. Representing the U.S., athletes Luke Muller (Fort Pierce, Fla.) and Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) clinched bronze and silver medals respectively during their medal races at the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami.

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Nine More U.S. Sailors Qualify for the 2019 US Sailing Team at Hempel World Cup Series Miami

As nearly all of the racing at the Hempel World Cup Series Miami has been completed, more athletes have qualified for selection to the 2019 US Sailing Team. The national team is selected annually and consists of the top sailors competing in the events selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Athletes had the opportunity to qualify at the Hempel World Championships Aarhus 2018 and the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami.

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Preview: What’s on the Line at Hempel World Cup Series Miami

MIAMI, Fla. (January 24th, 2019) – In five days, racing will begin at the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami (HWCSM). The United States has a large and talented collection of sailors competing at the second World Cup event of the 2019 series, including 57 entries and 85 total sailors. The top eligible U.S. athlete(s) who finish in 10th place or higher in their class at the HWCSM will also qualify for selection to the 2019 US Sailing Team. The event is also a country and athlete* qualifier for the Pan American Games.

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US Sailing Announces Shortlist for 2018 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards

Three men and three women have been shortlisted for US Sailing’s 2018 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards. Once again, the annual rundown of the year’s “best in the U.S.” represents a wide range of accomplished sailors from various disciplines and at different stages of their respective careers.

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US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program Launches Phase Two of Project Pipeline

US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) is kicking off 2019 with the next phase of Project Pipeline, which is the nation’s first long-term, high-performance youth sailing strategy. The goal of Project Pipeline is to give young U.S. competitors the skills necessary to compete successfully in all areas of international sailing, including the Olympic Games. Phase Two will focus on creating more opportunities for young athletes to try Olympic classes with more access to top-level coaching.

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The Medalist – December 2018

In this issue of The Medalist, learn more about US Sailing’s Olympic Development Director, Leandro Spina, who was awarded Developmental Coach of the Year by the USOC, recap the 2018 National Coaching Symposium that attracted elite coaches from around the nation, and catch up with the best U.S. youth sailors in the country.

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U.S. Olympic Committee Honors Leandro Spina With Developmental Coach of the Year Award

The United States Olympic Committee announced its annual award recipients on Monday, December 3 for three supporting coaches of the year in 2018. US Sailing’s Olympic Development Director, Leandro Spina, was named Developmental Coach of the Year. This award is presented to a coach at the youth club, high school or junior level, or a coach who is directly responsible for training athletes to reach the junior and/or elite level.

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2018 U.S. Youth Olympic Sailing Team Ready for Buenos Aires 2018

The U.S. Youth Olympic Sailing Team has touched-down in Argentina for the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 from October 6-18, 2018. Held every four years, 2018 will mark the third edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games, which are expected to include nearly 4,000 athletes from over 200 nations. The sailing events will welcome over 100 athletes aged 15-18 from 44 countries. Five sailing events will take place at Club Náutico San Isidro in the Argentine capital.

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US Sailing Announces Selection System for 2019 Youth Sailing World Championships

US Sailing has released details of the athlete selection system for the 2019 Youth Sailing World Championships, held in Gdynia, Poland on July 13-19, 2019.

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Hempel World Championships: Team USA Embraces the Challenge

The 2018 Hempel Sailing World Championships has hit the city of Aarhus with full force. Opening ceremonies took place on August 2 featuring 1,400 sailors, representing 85 nations to the city center with live performances and country presentations.

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