Ullman and Keen Honored as US National Coaches of the Year

Pictured: Dave Ullman (Newport Beach, Calif.) with 2015 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Test Event gold medalists Haeger and Provancha. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. - After soliciting nominations from the public, US Sailing's Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) today announced David Ullman (Newport Beach, Calif.) as US Sailing's 2015 National Coach of the Year,…Read More

Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Roster Announced

Pictured: Paris Henken (Coronado, Calif.) and Helena Scutt (Kirkland, Wash.), 49erFX, U.S. Olympic Sailing Team, training in Rio de Janeiro. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. - The last of seven regattas comprising the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Athlete Selection Series has concluded, and US Sailing has confirmed the names of the fifteen sailors who…Read More

A Good Start is the Focus of Miami Olympic Development Program Camp

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2016 Skimming across the water at breakneck speed, sailing a modern skiff like the 29er can appear to be an aquatic high-wire act, where one false move can lead to complete disaster. But looks can be deceiving. These boats are made to go fast and—as is the case with a…Read More

Olympian Molly Vandemoer Joins Staff of US Sailing Olympic Development Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2016 Portsmouth, R.I. - US Sailing announced today that U.S. Olympian and World Champion Molly Vandemoer (Stanford, Calif.) has joined the staff of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) as Program Manager. In this role, Vandemoer will work with sailors, families, coaches, host organizations and youth sailing stakeholders to assist with the…Read More

2016 Olympic Development Program (ODP) Schedule Released

Pictured: ODP sailors Alie Toppa (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and Liza Toppa (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) at a US Sailing Youth Worlds Team Training Camp in Miami, Florida. Photo: Christos Epperson, Archangel Films FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. - US Sailing's Olympic Development Program (ODP) has released the 2016 ODP event schedule, which includes the training camps, clinics and regattas that…Read More

2015 US Sailing Youth Worlds Team Prepares for Langkawi, Malaysia

Pictured on left: 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds silver medalist and returning 2015 team member Quinn Wilson (Ojai, Calif., 29er class) and previous crew Riley Gibbs (Long Beach, Calif.). Photo: Neuza Aires Pereira/ISAF. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2015 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing has named thirteen athletes to its 2015 ISAF Youth World Championships Team. The premier youth event…Read More

Olympic Development Program (ODP) Gains Steam In 2015

[caption id="attachment_22152" align="alignleft" width="900"] ODP sailors gather at Miami Yacht Club to train in Laser Radial, RS:X, I420 and 29er classes, October 2015.[/caption] by Leandro Spina, Youth Development Director, US Sailing US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) is not just a new youth program, but a fundamental shift in how we develop high-performance sailing talent…Read More

ODP Recap: All-Girls Skiff Clinic, San Diego

  Host Club: Coronado Yacht Club Coaches: Willie McBride, Molly Vandemoer By Richard Feeny, Youth Development Program Manager 12 young women sailed in the Skiff Girls clinic in San Diego May 1-3, 2015. Coronado Yacht Club was the host and was a perfect venue because we had light air in the mornings, building into a…Read More

US Sailing ODP Trailer and Oakcliff 49er Fleet Arrive On the West Coast

Long Beach, Calif. - A large trailer containing part of Oakcliff Sailing's 49er and 49erFX Olympic-class skiff fleet has arrived at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach, California in an effort to boost the US Sailing Team Sperry and the new Olympic Development Program (ODP). Driven from Miami, Florida to Long Beach by 2012 US…Read More

US Sailing’s Revamped Olympic Development Program Gets Underway

Helena Scutt, US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Will Ricketson/US Sailing Portsmouth, R.I.- Following an unprecedented $5 million donation by the AmericaOne Foundation, US Sailing has begun implementing a new-look Olympic Development Program (ODP), guided by its Project Pipeline strategic initiative. Starting in March 2015, promising American youth sailors will begin to receive world-class coaching support…Read More