US Sailing has named the 14 athletes that will be competing at the 2019 Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships. The premier event in international youth sailing will take place on July 13–20 in Gdynia, Poland.
Oakcliff Sailing has joined forces with US Sailing to host a High Performance Acorn Training Camp for aspiring Olympic athletes. It will take place June 7-20, 2019 at Oakcliff’s facilities in Oyster Bay, New York.
US Sailing has created the US Sailing Team Squad in an effort to support potential US Sailing Team (USST) athletes. By identifying athletes as Squad members, US Sailing will more formally recognize individuals striving for a place on the Olympic podium and competing at the highest levels of the sport.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.