US Sailing Statement on Newport Bermuda Race Fatality

US Sailing sends condolences to the family and friends of experienced blue water sailor and long-time US Sailing member Colin Golder who passed away last weekend during the 52nd Newport Bermuda Race. Our hearts go out to his family, friends and crew. The Bermuda Race Foundation, Inc. as the organizing authority for the race, in…Read More

Sailors at San Diego US Open Ramp Up for Next Week’s Youth Champs

The San Diego edition of the West Marine US Open Sailing Series wrapped on Sunday after three days of beautiful racing in the Pacific, with 8-10 knots and 3–5-foot sea swell across the weekend. Title Sponsor West Marine and National Sponsors Gill Marine and Gowrie Group are committed to the growth of the series as a…Read More

Pinckney Defeats Callahan in Spectacular Five-Race Finals to Win the 2022 US Youth Match Racing Championship

LONG BEACH, CA (June 19, 2022) – Team Pinckney (Newport Harbor YC) defeated Team Callahan (Biscayne Bay YC) in a spectacular display of high-stakes match racing to win the 2022 US Youth Match Racing Championship for the Rose Cup.  Callahan, however, did not go quietly as both teams traded wins over the five-race series, with…Read More

ODP, Youth Worlds Athletes Ready for San Diego US Open

Competitors have settled in for a weekend of racing off Point Loma for the San Diego stop on the 2022 West Marine US Open Sailing Series. Ten athletes across ODP and the 2022 Youth Worlds Team will take to the water for three days of competition. 

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Eight Bells: Noel Field 

Noel M. Field, Jr., of Little Compton, RI, a US Sailing National Judge, former Board member, advocate for sailors, and champion of sportsmanship, died at home on June 12. He was 88.  Field served as Chief Judge at scores of high-level events, including Shields, 470, Interclub, 210, and ILCA (Laser) National Championships. He also served…Read More

Youth Match Racers to Compete for Rose Cup in Long Beach, CA

Long Beach, CA (June 15, 2022) – The thrill and excitement of match racing will be on full display this weekend in Long Beach, CA, as the U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship for the Rose Cup will be hosted by the Long Beach Yacht Club. Racing begins Friday, June 17 and concludes Sunday, June 19.…Read More

Gowrie Group to Extend Support to Two Major US Sailing Events

Bristol, RI (June 14, 2022) - US Sailing is excited to announce longtime insurance partner Gowrie Group, a division of Risk Strategies, will be extending their support to two major US Sailing events in 2022. This year, Gowrie Group is the Presenting Sponsor of the Championship of Champions, US Sailing’s premier championship which invites winners of…Read More

US Sailing Announces 2022 Reach Youth Engagement Grant Recipients

BRISTOL, R.I. (June 7, 2022) – Sailing centers throughout the country have been awarded grants to grow youth sailing through STEM and environmental education with the US Sailing Reach Initiative. The grants provide non-profit sailing centers with funds and resources to further their Reach program goals and provide more opportunities for students in their community.…Read More

Finding Community in Sailing

Patrick Burks is a sailor, race official, umpire, and coach – and a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Burks first came out as gay in high school “because that was the best I could describe myself at the time,” said Burks. “Since then I’ve found out just how intricate sexuality and gender is, and have…Read More

US Sailing Team Strengthens Olympic Staff

The US Sailing Team is excited to announce that James Lyne has joined the Team as the High Performance Coach. Lyne has coached teams and athletes to 16 World Championship titles in 7 different classes within the sport, including Olympic classes.

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