Day 6: ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014

Palma de Mallorca, Spain (April 5, 2014) - The final day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca saw both US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470 teams compete in medal races in light and unsteady conditions. Reserved for the top ten overall competitors in each class, medal races present a different set of challenges to sailors who compete…Read More

Media Alert – Day 3 SWC Palma 2013

Daily Summary: At the midway point of ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, today’s performances for US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider were about consolidating and moving forward into the next phase of the regatta. Top performances came in the Men’s and Women’s 470, Laser and Finn where single digit race scores were the rule. The qualifying…Read More

SKUD-18 and Nacra 17 Sailors to be Selected this Summer

Portsmouth, R.I. (June 24, 2013) – American sailors aiming for a berth at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will have an additional opportunity this summer to qualify for the 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider in the SKUD-18 and Nacra 17 classes. Two events will serve as Team selection events: the C. Thomas…Read More

Nominations Now Open for US Sailing’s 2013 Coach the the Year Awards

Portsmouth, R.I. (Jan. 13, 2014) – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) is pleased to announce that the nomination period has opened for the 2013 Coach of the Year Awards. The OSC will honor coaches in five categories who have distinguished themselves at the youth, national and international levels. The awards are a part of…Read More

Remembering Bob Billingham, Sailor and Leader

Sailing lost a true caretaker of the sport last week when Bob Billingham passed away after a long and valiant fight against cancer. Bob touched many in sailing through his decades of dedication across different areas of the sport, most notably the America’s Cup and the Olympics. Speaking for several generations of US Sailing Team…Read More

Media Alert – Day 4 SWC Palma 2013

Daily Summary: With the final round of racing underway at ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, today’s racing was a new turn in the quest for top performance. Three races were held for each class, points counting as a sum with the carryover result (a sailor’s overall standing at the end of the qualifying series). Annie…Read More

SKUD-18 Sailors Named to Team

Portsmouth, R.I. (July 2, 2013) – Four athletes qualified for the 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider in the Paralympic SKUD-18 class, based on their results at the C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic & Regatta, June 28-30, in Newport, R.I. Two teams – Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Cindy Walker (Abington, Mass.) and…Read More

Day 1 – ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2014

DATE: January 27th, 2014 Daily Summary: The opening races of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami have been completed in warm but light-air conditions on the waters of Biscayne Bay. This year marks the 25th edition of what has become a cornerstone event on the international Olympic and Paralympic sailing circuit. The regatta also holds particular importance for…Read More

Robert Iain Colin Billingham, 1957-2014, by Dean Brenner

It is never easy to lose a friend, even when you know it is coming.  Bob Billingham’s passing was not a surprise to those who knew him. He had been fighting cancer for nearly a decade. But even though we had years to prepare for this, it’s devastating to lose a man, colleague and friend…Read More

Media Alert – Day 5 Palma 2013

Daily Summary: Going into the medal races on Saturday, the U.S. has five entries, with top contenders Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha, who are currently 5th overall in the Women’s 470. Sydney Bolger and Sarah Lihan will join them, as will Stuart McNay and Dave Hughes in the Men’s event. Also competing in the medal…Read More