Day 1 report from SWC Hyères 2013

Daily summary, April 22, 2013: After a delay to allow the wind to strengthen into suitable conditions, day 1 of six at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères is in the book. A group of 17 American athletes are competing in Women’s 470, 49er, 49er FX, Women’s RS:X, Laser and Finn classes. Full results are…Read More

American Sailors: Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha

As the 470 World Championships kick off in La Rochelle, France, among the fleet will be ISAF #1 ranked team Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha. We caught up with the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider sailors as they prepared for the Worlds to talk about competition, travel and the 470. You had a very full…Read More

Day 6 (Medal Races) – ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2014

DATE: February 1, 2014   Daily Summary: Medal Race Day at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami brought with it added pressure, close racing, and a renewed breeze that was a welcome sight to all competitors. The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider added to its medal haul with a gold in the Laser Radial, silver in the…Read More

Day 2: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014

Hyères, France (April 22, 2014) - US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470's continue to have a strong showing in Hyères, as breezes in the mid-teens and waves up to 4 feet returned to the venue of the final ISAF Sailing World Cup event of 2014. Regatta leaders Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego,…Read More

Day 2 Report: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013

Daily summary: On the second and final day of the qualifying round at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, conditions were light making it challenging for all racing. U.S. sailors advanced to the gold fleet in Women’s 470, 49er, Women’s RS:X and Laser, where fleets are split. Day 3 will see the fleets start their results…Read More

Female Athlete of the Month – Marion Lepert

Each month US Sailing nominates the top performing athletes in Olympic and Paralympic class sailing competition. Top performance at the ISAF Youth Sailing Championship came from Marion Lepert (Belmont, Calif.), who finished 4th overall in the RS:X girl’s (windsurfing) class. Over 350 sailors from 61 nations competed in the 43rd running of the regatta. Making…Read More

Selection Events Released for 2015 US Pan American Games Team

Portsmouth, R.I. (February 14, 2014) - The US Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has released the list of selection events for the 2015 United States Pan American Games Team, which will compete at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. Pending approval by the US Olympic Committee (USOC), the top eligible team at the following events will…Read More

Day 3: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014

Hyères, France (April 23, 2014) - With the start of Gold fleet racing in several classes today at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, the pressure has begun to intensify for the world's best Olympic-class sailors. Consistent breeze and sunshine returned to the venue for the third consecutive day, showing why Hyères has been been a preferred venue for international high-performance…Read More

Day 3 Report: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013

Daily summary: With sailors at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères into the final series to determine medal racing slots, U.S. sailors continued their charge at improving results. The characteristic, gusting wind was back in the mid-teens and two races were completed in all classes, except the 49er and 49er FX with three. Annie Haeger and…Read More

View from the waterline, Charlie McKee, Sept. 2013

Well it certainly has been a busy and interesting summer for our team. Many classes have concluded their World and European Championships, and our sailors have been scattered all over places like Ireland, Estonia, Italy, Denmark, and France.  People are out there battling against the best in the world; which is exactly what they need…Read More