US Sailing Mourns the Loss of James “Ding” Schoonmaker

US Sailing is saddened to learn of the recent passing of World Champion and National Sailing Hall of Famer, James “Ding” Schoonmaker who passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at the age of 87.

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FINAL REPORT: 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series – Fort Lauderdale

It was a banner, yet challenging, day of sailing on the water for the 135 sailors competing at the 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series inaugural event, hosted by the Lauderdale Yacht Club. The fourth and final day of the regatta took place on Monday as sailors in three Laser classes pushed through the shifty conditions to close out on a strong note. Click here to read the final release from Fort Lauderdale.

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2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series – Fort Lauderdale

A new U.S. based Olympic-class racing series takes center stage this week in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the start of the 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series. The Lauderdale Yacht Club will host the first-ever US Open Sailing Series regatta for four days of exciting racing beginning this Friday, January 15 through Monday, January 18.

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West Marine US Open Sailing Series Launches in 2021

US Sailing and host yacht clubs at spectacular sailing venues in Florida and California are thrilled to launch a new domestic racing and training series of Olympic-class regattas in 2021. The West Marine US Open Sailing Series offers an increase in high-quality Olympic-class racing for U.S. athletes with a long-term goal of attracting top-level international competitors to race in these regattas for years to come.

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Snow & Wilson Win 49er NA in Miami; Mollerus & MacDiarmid Take Fourth in Portugal

Nevin Snow and Dane Wilson won the 2020 49er North American Championship last weekend in Miami. Ian Barrows and Hans Henken ended the two day event in second place, one point out of first.

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Paris 2024 Decisions Made by International Olympic Committee

World Sailing has received confirmation from the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Executive Board, on the event program and athlete quotas for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

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Olympic Champion Kevin Burnham Passes Away

On the morning of Friday, November 27, 2020, U.S. Olympic champion sailor Kevin Burnham (born – 1956; Queens, N.Y.) passed away after a long, courageous battle with pulmonary disease. Burnham is a three-time Olympic sailor and a two-time Olympic medalist for Team USA.

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Pedro Pascual Competing This Week at RS:X European Championships in Portugal

2020 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team RS:X athlete Pedro Pascual (Miami, Fla.) will race this week at the RS:X European Championships in Vilamoura, Portugal. Racing started on Tuesday.

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Stephanie Roble Earns New York Yacht Club’s Top Sailing Honor

This year’s winner of the Mosbacher Trophy is 49erFX sailor Stephanie Roble. Since 2008, the New York Yacht Club has annually presented the Mosbacher Trophy to the Club’s sailor of the year.

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US Sailing Team Athletes Race Skiff Generation Series Event in Miami

It was a skiff family reunion down in Miami, Florida last weekend at the Skiff Generation Grand Prix, a brand new training platform for U.S. high-performance sailing development featuring three skiff classes in one regatta: the 49er, 49er FX, and the 29er. Seven US Sailing Team athletes hit the water on Biscayne Bay for eight races over two days and swept the podium as they started their first real racing in months.

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