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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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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Dee Smith Earns Bronze Medal at Para Sailing World Championships

Congratulations to Dee Smith for winning a Bronze Medal in the 2.4mR event at the Para World Sailing Championships 2018 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, hosted by Sail Sheboygan and SEAS.

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World Cup Series Event in Enoshima, Japan Comes to a Close

The first event of the 2018-19 World Cup Series came to a conclusion in Enoshima, Japan on Sunday, the second of two medal days to determine the final standings for this six-day World Sailing international regatta. US Sailing Team Men’s 470 team Stu McNay and Dave Hughes led the US Sailing Team with a fifth place finish.

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International Paralympic Committee Decides Not to Include Sailing for Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

US Sailing is disappointed to learn of the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) decision not to include Sailing as part of the 2024 Paralympic Games Sports Program. The decision was made on Thursday, September 13 at an IPC Board meeting in Madrid, Spain.

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US Sailing Team Competes at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Venue

The world class international regattas in Japan this month offers members of the US Sailing Team an important opportunity to not only test themselves against the best Olympic class sailors in the world, but to acclimate themselves to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic venue and overall sailing conditions. The 2018-2019 World Cup Series is officially underway in Enoshima for six days of racing from September 11-16. Racing started on Tuesday.

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