IOC Approves Men’s & Women’s Kiteboarding for Paris 2024 – Response from the US Sailing Team

On Thursday, June 10, World Sailing was informed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that the IOC Executive Board approved Men’s and Women’s Kiteboarding (Formula Kite) for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition. The Men’s and Women’s Kiteboarding Events will replace the Mixed Kiteboarding and Mixed Offshore Events that were previously selected by members of World Sailing. Read the response from the US Sailing Team.

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Champions in Five Classes Decided on Sunday at West Marine US Open Sailing Series – San Diego

It was a mad dash to the finish in champagne conditions on Sunday at the 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series – San Diego. Top athletes competing in the ILCA 7 (Laser), ILCA 6 (Laser Radial), ILCA 4 (Laser 4.7), Finn, and 29er events this week raced over two days this weekend at the launch for the West Coast tour of the 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series.

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Team Roble / Shea Finishes 5 Points out of 3rd Against 14 Upcoming Olympic Games Teams

Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wis.) and Maggie Shea (Wilmette, Ill.) finished Act II of the 49er & 49erFX Championship in 5th place, just five points out of a podium finish. Racing was tight for the 15 of the 21 49erFXs that will see each other this summer in Tokyo, Japan for the 2020 Olympic Games. The Cascais event was Steph and Maggie’s final formal regatta before the summer.

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Kilroy Realty Backs US Sailing Team Athletes Going for Gold, Announces Sponsorship Extension

Building upon the success of the last four years of partnership and the values shared by both organizations to build a better world, Los Angeles-headquartered Kilroy Realty (Kilroy) and the United States Sailing Team are announcing an extended primary sponsorship. The commitment will advance a shared vision to amplify positive community impact while supporting the US Sailing Team in its pursuit of excellence on the international stage.

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Pascual Finishes 5th at Allianz Regatta

Pedro Pascual (Miami, Fla.) finished fifth at the 2021 Allianz regatta in a fleet of 21. Pascual entered the medal race in tenth and moved up to fifth on the final race, capping off his best regatta of 2021. He will represent the United States at the Tokyo Olympics this summer in the Men’s RS:X fleet and is wrapping up final preparations.

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TOKYO 2020 U.S. OLYMPIC SAILING TEAM ROSTER FINALIZED

US Sailing has confirmed the names of the 13 sailors who will represent the United States at the Olympic Games this coming July and August near Tokyo, Japan. The team hails from nine U.S. states and territories including California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Wisconsin. The finalization of the team roster comes after nearly five years campaigning by not only the 13 Olympic Team nominees, but dozens of additional American sailors who were part of U.S. Sailing’s Olympic Team selection process.

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Register to Compete at 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series Events in San Diego and Long Beach

US Sailing launched the debut of the West Marine US Open Sailing Series at the beginning of the year with host yacht clubs in Florida including three events in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Clearwater that took place January and February. The second half of the 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series in California gets underway this summer at major sailing venues including San Diego, Long Beach, and San Francisco. Registration is now open for San Diego and Long Beach. 

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Snow & Wilson Win Cascaís Championship

The US Sailing Team had a strong week at the Cascaís 49er and 49erFX Championship, securing both first and third places by Nevin Snow and Dane Wilson, and Ian Barrows and Hans Henken, respectively.

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Gibbs and Weis Bring Home Bronze from Santander, Spain

Riley Gibbs (Long Beach, Calif.) and Anna Weis (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) are bringing bronze medals back to the US after a successful week of racing in their first large-fleet international regatta since February of 2020.

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Cayard Discusses U.S. Olympic Sailing Program in St. Francis YC Interview

In March of 2021, Paul Cayard was selected as Executive Director of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program, four months before the Tokyo Olympic Games begin in July. Cayard recently sat down with Ron Young of the St. Francis Yacht Club to discuss this new role and the future of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team.

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