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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HŌKŪLE’A: The Revival of Polynesian Voyaging Sailboats

  On the last day of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage month, we are highlighting the Hōkūle'a - a modern recreation of an ancient Polynesian voyaging canoe built in the 1970s to revive the tradition of Polynesian voyaging. In 1975, Hawaiian artist and historian Herb Kawainui Kāne set out to challenge the notion that…Read More

Eric Krasnoo joins US Sailing as the Senior Vice President of Partnerships and Memberships

BRISTOL, RI (May 25, 2022) - US Sailing is excited to announce the addition of Eric Krasnoo to the executive team of US Sailing as the Senior Vice President of Partnerships and Memberships.  “We are pleased to welcome Eric to US Sailing,” said CEO Alan Ostfield. “Eric’s breadth of experiences with sports, partnerships and consumer…Read More

Noe Velasco: Building a Legacy on the Water

When you think of Polynesian sailors, you may think of outrigger canoes and voyages made thousands of years ago, led by the stars. But Asian American and Polynesian sailors are also at the cutting edge of modern sailing scene.    Both connected to that legacy and forging her own, 16-year-old Noe Velasco is defining what it…Read More

US Sailing Awards Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal For Rescue at Bay Week Regatta

[caption id="attachment_35550" align="alignright" width="511"] From left to right: Nancy Zangerle representing US Sailing, David Branson, Hanson Award recipient, I-LYA Past Commodore Duane Burgoyne, and I-LYA Past Commodore Steve Harris.[/caption] WESTLAKE, OHIO (April 28, 2022) – US Sailing has awarded David Branson, a Melges 24 sailor from Toledo, Ohio with the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal for…Read More

A day with the Kites

A day with the Formula Kite fleet at the 2022 French Olympic Week as experienced by the US Sailing Team’s on-site media staff. Read for a play-by-play of day three in Hyères, France.

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1 Gold, 2 Silver for USA at French Olympic Week 2022

The medal race and finals series concluded today on Mediterranean waters for the 53rd French Olympic Week and the US Sailing Team is bringing home a gold (Daniela Moroz) and two silvers (Roble/Shea, Snow/Agnese).

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US Sailing Announces 2022 US Youth Worlds Team to Compete in The Hague, The Netherlands This July 

US Sailing has named the 15 athletes that will be representing the US at the 2022 Allianz Youth Sailing World Championships. The 51st edition of the premier event in international youth sailing will take place July 8-15 in The Hague, The Netherlands and is open to athletes under age 19.

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Sailing in the Special Olympics: A Conversation with David Camilo

David Camilo, 36, began sailing at the age of 24 at Lake Norman Yacht Club in the Club 420. Camilo, who is autistic, began swimming and playing basketball and bowling with the Special Olympics in New York before moving to North Carolina. In his new hometown, Camilo got involved with the local Lake Norman High School…Read More