Final Recap: 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series – Long Beach

It was a lighter and tricky day for the 124 sailors competing at the West Marine US Open Sailing Series in Long Beach on Sunday, hosted in collaboration by Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Long Beach Yacht Club, and The US Sailing Center Long Beach. The third and final day of the regatta was a day to remember for the eight classes in competition on San Pedro Bay off Long Beach.

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You’ve Got to Sync Visual, Intellect, and Feel – Luther Carpenter

My approach is to evaluate the last data points collected from my most recent regatta and set goals to improve. Returning from a World Championships in Europe, I saw three areas that we needed to improve on teamwide.  

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Tips for Reaching from Nikki Barnes & Lara Dallman-Weiss

When reaching, it is a delicate dance of power and speed requiring precise steering, trimming and body movements at the correct time to achieve maximum speed without losing the height.  Balance and stability equal speed, if the boat isn’t fast, make changes and see how the boat reacts. 

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Doublehanded Team Dynamics with Steph Roble and Maggie Shea

When the velocity and wind direction are constantly changing, set the boat up so that it is easy to sail and transitions well from puffs to lulls and vice-versa. Is there more to gain by going fast in the puffs by putting the bow down or will you gain more by minimizing losses in the lulls?

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“Let’s Go to Tokyo” Athlete Sendoff

Join us TODAY, July 9th, for an evening of celebration as we wish the Athletes well at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics!

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US Sailing Announces 2021 Reach Grant Recipients  

Sailing centers throughout the country have been awarded grants to grow youth sailing utilizing STEM and environmental education through 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. 

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Sailor-Focused Skincare Brand Harken Derm Joins the US Sailing Team

Harken Derm has been announced as an official partner of the US Sailing Team (USST). Harken Derm will provide the athletes on the annually-selected U.S. Sailing Team with their full range of long-lasting protective and repair products.

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US Sailing to Select Two Athletes for 2021 Formula Kite World Championships

US Sailing’s International Selection Committee (ISC) will select the top female and the top two male athletes competing at West Marine US Open Sailing – San Francisco to race at the 2021 Formula Kite World Championships on October 11 – 17, 2021 in Torre Grande, Italy.

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US Sailing to Select Two Teams for 2021 Double Mixed Offshore World Championship

US Sailing has been invited by World Sailing and event host, Nostra Rosa Regatta, to select two mixed offshore doubles teams for the 2021 HEMPEL Offshore World Championships on September 16 – 26 in Italy.

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WATCH NOW: Where We Are & Where We’re Going: LGBTQ+ Community Perspective

This Starboard Portal session will focus on challenges and positive progress made by the LGBTQ+ community in sailing. We will discuss how to create a welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ adults and youth in your programming.

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