Old Pulteney, US Sailing Announce 2014 Maritime Heroes Award Winners

NEW YORK, NY (January 12, 2015) — Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky and US Sailing, along with consumers nationwide, have chosen the recipients of the 2014 Maritime Heroes Award. This year’s winners, Richard Ramos and Aleef Mahmud of Medford, Massachusetts, will be honored at a gala event on January 22, 2015 at the US…Read More

2015 US Sailing Development Team Selection

The 2015 US Sailing Development Team has been constructed as follows:   1. The top finisher at 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami who did not qualify for the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider in the following classes: 49er FX – 2 sailors 49er – 2 sailors Laser – 1 sailor Finn – 1 sailor Radial…Read More

Mid-Quad Measure: A Look At The US Sailing Team

Looking back on 2014 as we pass the halfway marker to Rio 2016. By Josh Adams, Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing Our team’s theme in  2014 could be summarized in a word: urgency. Athletes, coaches, and management of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider felt the urgency to advance our Rio 2016 effort by…Read More

US Sailing Highlights 2014 Initiatives and Looks Ahead to a Promising 2015

Dear Sailors, We hope that 2014 brought you and your family much happiness and that you had opportunities to remain active in your respective sailing communities with family and friends. The year 2014 has been another year of growth and expansion of programs for US Sailing, aimed at better serving all types of sailors at…Read More

US Sailing’s Reach Program – 2014 Year in Review

Over 10,000 students participated in the Reach program at over 300 schools and sailing centers. 141 educators attended the Reach – STEM Educator Course at 12 courses hosted by yacht clubs, sailing centers, and partners throughout the U.S. Five grants were awarded to sailing centers implementing Reach with clear identified partners and matching funds. 16…Read More

Sunbrella Fabrics Joins US Sailing Team and ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I.- The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider today announced a major partnership with Sunbrella® fabrics, the leading producer of performance and marine canvas around the globe. Effective immediately, Sunbrella will be named as a Gold-level sponsor of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, the nation's Olympic and Paralympic sailing team, and also as…Read More

Sailing’s Best of 2014 Are Shortlisted

Sailing’s Best of 2014 Are Shortlisted US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman & Yachtswoman of the Year Awards PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (December 17, 2014) – The most significant sailing performances of the year are being heralded by US Sailing with the announcement of the ten men and seven women who have been shortlisted for the 2014 Rolex Yachtsman…Read More

US Sailing Releases Rio 2016 Olympic Trials System

US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes racing at the site of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Image: Will Ricketson/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing's Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has released the selection procedures for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team (Sailing) in the 10 events selected for the…Read More

Q&A: 2016 US Olympic Trials System, With OSC Chairman Ben Richardson

December 16, 2014 Benjamin Richardson (Gloucester, Mass.), Chairman of the US Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC), checks in with some thoughts on the just-released selection system (also known as the Olympic trials) for the sailing events of Rio 2016: From 2008 to 2012, the US went from a one-event domestic selection system to a two-event international system that tested athletes…Read More

NEW 2015 Youth Match Racing Opportunities

2015 Youth Match Racing OpportunitiesRead More