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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Jeanneau America and Beneteau America Extend Partnership with US Sailing Team and Sponsors 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami

Jeanneau and Beneteau announce their continued partnership with the US Sailing Team and sponsorship of the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami. The leading boat builders have been sponsors of the team since 2014 and will continue to have a strong presence in high-performance sailing as Official Partners of the US Sailing Team and as the Exclusive Powerboat Partners of the US Sailing Team.

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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 Team Training Camp Kicks-Off with Sustainability Initiatives

On Sunday, January 14th, the USST and Olympic Development Program athletes were joined by local and foreign sailors and volunteers who participated in the US Sailing Coconut Grove Coastal Clean-Up. The event was organized by US Sailing in partnership with VolunteerCleanup.Org and was sponsored by World Sailing. Upwards of 100 individuals collected over 850 pounds of trash from the mangroves lining Kennedy Park and Prime Point Marina. The USST athletes also took part in a workshop specifically designed to help identify how to become ‘change makers’ and reduce plastic pollution.

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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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US Sailing Releases Tokyo 2020 Olympic Trials System

US Sailing Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has released the selection procedures for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team. The Games of the XXXII Olympiad will take place from July 24 through August 9, 2020. The sailing events will take place at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour venue in Enoshima, Japan. Up to 15 athletes will have the opportunity to represent the U.S. in one of the 10 sailing events.

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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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US Sailing Team at The Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

Earlier this month, the US Sailing Team gathered at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) to address the off the water components of their training and to complete final planning for the year ahead. The athletes conducted fitness testing, learned from physicians, set objectives for 2019 and beyond, and found inspiration from Olympians.

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Sailing Foundation of New York and New York Yacht Club Renew Support for US Sailing Team

The Sailing Foundation of New York raised over $300,000 for the US Sailing Team at the 2018 Golden Spinnaker Benefit Dinner, held on Friday, Sept. 28 at the iconic New York Yacht Club Harbour Court in Newport, RI. The special evening highlighted the incredible support of the sailing community to come together and bolster the hard working efforts of these athletes aspiring to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

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