2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship: Day 1

Pictured: Bradley Johnson, Sonar, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia - Racing began on Tuesday at the IFDS World Championship, Paralympic sailing's premier annual event, and competitors were treated to sunshine and plentiful breeze. Hosted by the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, North America's oldest sailing club, this event serves…Read More

IFDS Worlds Preview: US Paralympic Hopefuls Ready for Racing in Halifax

Pictured: Ryan Porteous and Cindy Walker, SKUD-18 class. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia - National sailing teams from around the world have gathered at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the 2014 IFDS World Championships, the premier annual event for Paralympic sailing classes. For the second year in a…Read More

New U.S. Youth Champions Crowned in Michigan

GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. (August 14, 2014) – A climactic finish unfolded on Lake St. Clair on Thursday at the 2014 U.S. Youth Championships. It came down to the wire, including the final race of the regatta for several fleets. The crowded leaderboards and windy conditions provided an exciting finish to this pinnacle US Sailing…Read More

U.S. Youth Championships – Day 3 Report

GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. (August 13, 2014) – It was a fast and furious Wednesday on Lake St. Clair. The talented 156 sailors, race committee and Grosse Pointe Yacht Club volunteers exhaled this morning, as they were graced with fantastic sailing conditions for the first time this week. Sustained winds between 13 and 18 knots…Read More

U.S. Youth Championships 2014 – Day 2 Report

GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. (August 12, 2014) – The Race Committee did all they could to start racing in each of the five classes on Tuesday. Threatening thunderstorms this morning forced a brief postponement, until an opening appeared in the forecast later in the morning. The eager 156 sailors quickly launched their boats to maximize…Read More

U.S. Youth Champs Report – Storm Thwarts Racing Monday

GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. (August 11, 2014) – Rain showers and thunderstorms put a damper on racing at Day 1 of the 2014 U.S. Youth Championships. The 156 sailors competing this week in the pinnacle event for youth racing in the U.S. will need to wait until Tuesday to begin their quest for supremacy in…Read More

U.S. Youth Sailing Championships 2014 Preview

    GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. (August 10, 2014) – The US Sailing National Championship tour of Michigan continues this week with the U.S. Youth Championships, hosted by Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. The U.S. Youth Championships is the pinnacle youth sailing event for young women and men up to 19. Over 150 sailors representing five…Read More

Rio de Janeiro Olympic Test Event: Final Report

Pictured: Erika Reineke (left) and Paige Railey (right), Laser Radial August 9, 2014 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - The Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) concluded on Saturday with US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes finishing in the top 10 in 5 of 10 classes. “We came here with 25 athletes to learn as…Read More

Chubb U.S. Junior Championships – Final Report

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (August 8, 2014) – It was a memorable experience for the 93 sailors racing this week in Northern Michigan. These sailors from all over the country had a blast in competition and in practice. Sailors were surrounded by outstanding coaches, an incredible race committee, and supported by loyal volunteers from the Grand…Read More

Rio de Janeiro Olympic Test Event: Mid-Regatta Report

Pictured: Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.), Laser August 6, 2014 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - As Day 4 of the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) concludes, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes remain focused on absorbing as much knowledge as possible about the 2016 Olympic Games venue during their time in Brazil. Good weather conditions…Read More