BRISTOL, R.I. (May 24, 2023) – 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 Reach Initiative grants provide non-profit sailing centers with funds and resources to further their Reach program goals and increase STEM opportunities for students in…Read More

US Sailing Introduces “Crew Meetings” for Additional Member and Staff Engagement with Quarterly, Virtual Office Hours

US Sailing, the sport’s national governing body, is proud to introduce quarterly, virtual office hours called Crew Meetings, inviting US Sailing members and staff leaders to meet and discuss the latest topics in sailing. On Tuesday, June 6 from 5-7pm EDT, the first Crew Meeting will invite all US Sailing members to bring their own…Read More

Eight Bells: Buddy Melges, Renowned American Sailor, Passes Away at 93

Harry Clemons “Buddy” Melges Jr., considered to be one of the greatest competitive sailors in the sport of sailing, passed away on May 18, 2023. He leaves behind a remarkable legacy as one of the most accomplished and revered sailors in American history.  Born on January 26, 1930, in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, Buddy dedicated his life…Read More

Skin Care for Sailors by Dr. Olasz Harken

Brought to you by [caption id="" align="alignright" width="208"] Edit B. Olasz Harken MD, PhD, FAADCo-Founder, Harken DermHarken Derm LLC[/caption] As a sailor, your skin is exposed to the elements, including sun, wind and water, all of which can damage the skin. It is especially important to take steps to lessen this damage and protect against…Read More

A Silver Medal and Two More Olympic Test Event Representatives Locked in at French Olympic Week 2023

From French Mistral winds in the 30s to bobbing around in postponement and everything in between, Hyères tested competitors with a wide range of challenges during the 54th edition of Semaine Olympique Française. Daniela Moroz brought home a silver medal for the USA in the Women’s Formula Kite and two more classes finished off their selection procedures for the 2023 Olympic Test Event and Pan American Games.

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French Olympic Week: A Quick Turnaround from Mallorca

The US Sailing Team is back on the water for Semaine Olympique Française “French Olympic Week” just two weeks after the Trofeo Princesa Sofía in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The two regattas are a popular combo for athletes on the campaign trail because of their proximity of timing and location, and provide vital opportunities to spar with the international fleets on the path to Paris 2024.

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US Sailing Announces Search Committee for Olympic Team Leadership

BRISTOL, R.I. (April 20, 2023) – US Sailing, the sport’s National Governing Body, today announced the creation of a search committee to find the next leader of the US Olympic Sailing Team. The committee, which is comprised of US Sailing Association Board Members, US Sailing Foundation board members, Olympians, staff, a USOPC representative, America’s Cup…Read More

US Sailing and Goslings Rum Announce Partnership

Family-Owned Rum Producer and Creator of the Dark ‘n Stormy® Cocktail Named Official Rum and Ginger Beer of US Sailing BRISTOL, R.I. (April 18, 2023) – Today, US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport of sailing, and Goslings Rum set sail and announce a two-year partnership through the 2024 season. Goslings, creators of the…Read More

See the Individual, Not the Diagnosis: Lessons from Bonnie Monroe of Freedom Sailing Camp of Florida

Mikayla Pantano  In honor of Autism Awareness Month, US Sailing sat down with Bonnie Monroe of Clearwater, FL, founder of Freedom Sailing Camp of Florida, Inc. The camp provides a safe, enriching, and affordable sailing program for high-functioning individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Monroe meets students where they are without asking for any diagnosis information,…Read More

Registration Open for the 2023 U.S. Junior Women’s Championship Presented by SouthCoast Wind

US Sailing has opened registration for the 2023 U.S. Junior Women’s Championship, presented by SouthCoast Wind, July 17 July 21, 2023, in Bristol, RI. Regular registration closes on May 15 with late registration closing June 15.  Competitors from across the country aged 13-18 years old compete for the Ida Lewis (doublehanded) and Leiter (singlehanded) trophies. In…Read More