US Sailing to Expand High Performance Training Opportunities for Youth in 2021

Following recent announcements from World Sailing regarding changes to the dates and venues for the 2021 and 2022 Youth Sailing World Championships, US Sailing is planning an expanded training schedule and regimen to continue raising the bar for high-performance sailing in 2021. With support from the America One Foundation and Quantum Racing, the updated and expanded schedule of clinics and regattas will be released in early 2021.

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Professional Sailor and Coach Geoff Ewenson Passes Away

On the morning of October 14, Geoff Ewenson passed away suddenly of an apparent heart attack at the age of 50.

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Weather Strategy for Coastal Racing

US Sailing Team meteorologist Chelsea Carlson shares her tips for coastal racing. Read to find out how you can access a 75$ discount for SeaTactics’ new online course, Weather Strategies for High-Performance Sailing, beginning October 18!

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Mixed Doublehanded Offshore Distance Race Took Center Stage in Annapolis

In a year where social distancing has become the norm and the population has been advised to reduce contact with others as much as possible, the newest prospective Olympic class – Mixed Doublehanded Offshore – has hit the water with perfect timing. US Sailing Team athletes traveled to Annapolis Yacht Club the weekend of October 3-4 to witness Doublehanded Distance Racing firsthand in the club’s second annual event.

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Siebel Impact Stories from the Mid-Atlantic by Janel Zarkowsky

Every savvy sailor knows to check the wind, current, tide, and the radar before they head out on to the water. When you come to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, where one of our Mid-Atlantic Siebel programs runs at The Downtown Sailing Center, the savvy sailor adds one more forecast to the list: the water quality. 

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Jake La Dow, Alex Curtiss Win 2020 Championship of Champions in Newport Beach

US Sailing’s 2020 Championship of Champions came to a close on Sunday following  three days of challenging and exciting racing on Newport Harbor. Local sailors Jake La Dow (Huntington Beach, California) and Alex Curtiss (Newport Beach, California) took first place honors against a talented and accomplished fleet of class champions. La Dow and Curtiss won by a 44-point margin. They won six races and placed in the top four in 17 of the 21 races.

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Rules with Rocky: Understanding Current & Tide on the Racecourse

This month we are going to learn about current on the racecourse. To understand current on the racecourse, you need to understand the difference between CURRENT and TIDE!

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Buckingham Takes Sixth at European Championships

US Sailing Team Athlete Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) will close out his three-month stint in Europe on a high note, thanks to a sixth-place finish at the 2020 Laser Senior European Championships.

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WATCH on The Starboard Portal: Women’s Sailing Panel

The next topic in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Series focuses on Women in Sailing. The Starboard Portal panelists will share their personal and professional perspectives on the barriers women face, the opportunities to support growth, and practical recommendations for sailing organizations looking to expand their programming.

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An “Oldie but Goodie” – How the Shields Class Stays Happy and Healthy

How is it that the Shields Class can be so optimistic given recent setbacks and amidst the current global uncertainty? A short list of reasons can be summarized: Passion, Organizational Strength, Strong Communication, and holding steadfast to the Shield’s rigid one design class rules.

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