Wins for Barrows, Henken, & Buckingham | 6 More Youth Worlds Team Members Named

Barrows & Henken win 2021 49er North Americans, Buckingham wins ILCA 7 Midwinters West, 6 new Youth Worlds Team members named in Bristol, Rhode Island and Long Beach, California.

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US Sailing Issues Statement on Tragedy at Race Week Anacortes

US Sailing acknowledges with deep regret the loss of a sailor who went overboard during racing at Race Week Anacortes in Anacortes, Washington on Tuesday, July 22, 2021. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the sailor and stand ready to offer any assistance to the organizing authority and others as they respond to this tragic loss of life.

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Petersen, Balboa Yacht Club Wins 2021 U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship

An impressive collection of skilled youth match racers from around the country convened in Rochester, New York this weekend at the 2021 U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship for the Rose Cup. Sunday was the culmination of three action-packed days on Lake Ontario just beyond the breakwaters of Rochester Harbor.

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Muller Sails in Santander Invitational Test Event

Luke Muller (Fort Pierce, Fla.) is in his second day of racing at the Santander Invitational Finn Test Event and will sail through June 25 against nine Finn sailors he’ll see on the starting line next month at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

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US Sailing Spring Virtual Auction of Experiences Ends Monday, June 28: Make a Bid Today!

For the first-time ever, US Sailing is conducting a Spring Virtual Auction of Experiences fundraiser to support the athletes of the US Sailing Team!  

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FINAL RECAP: Top Sailors Crowned at 2021 ILCA Nationals and U.S. Singlehanded Championships in Norfolk

Sailors flocked to Norfolk, Virginia, over the weekend to test their skills against top flite singlehanded sailors from around the world. The Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, Lower Chesapeake Laser Fleet 12, Big Blue Sailing Academy and Old Dominion University set the stage for the 2021 ILCA US National Championship and U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championships, a US Sailing National Championship.

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WATCH NOW on The Starboard Portal – State of One Design Sailing

The US Sailing One Design Committee is proud to present the first of a series of Starboard Portal presentations specifically for the One Design Sailing Community including Sailors, Classes and Fleets. This first edition will focus on the current landscape of One Design sailing in our country. The panelists will discuss their views on challenges and opportunities and provide thoughts and opinions on the future of One Design sailing so we can all work to grow together.

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An Insider’s Look at Team Racing in the United States  

With the recent proposal by World Sailing for a 2v2 event in the Olympics, team racing seems to be having a moment. From Optis to Grandmaster racing, there’s opportunity for everyone to get involved with this growing discipline. Below, we highlight some of the many great team racing events across different age groups and types of boats. 

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Positive Changes: The Rise of the Women’s Keelboat Team Race Circuit 

Back in 2004, the first U.S. women’s dinghy team race took place with three teams competing (really, it was only 2.5 teams), but the ball started rolling. At the time, most summer and post-college dinghy racing was done in V15s, but because there weren’t many female boat owners, events had to be held in supplied boats. College venues were the perfect plug-and-play option. The Chix Only Team Race blossomed over the next few years, regularly attracting 12-16 teams. From there, women’s team race regattas were added to the College Sailing schedule. Now, a Women’s Team Racing National Championship will debut in 2022. Positive changes are happening. 

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Growing Club Participation Through Team Racing: A Case Study by Nick Cromwell 

Located on the upper Narragansett Bay, less than 20 miles north of Newport, is Bristol Yacht Club (BYC) and the East Bay Sailing Foundation (EBSF). BYC is an “up and comer” in the team race keelboat scene. BYC has been steadily building the team race program for a couple of years by combining the resources of EBSF with those of the club and catalyzing the enthusiasm of members. As a result, they have seen an influx of young members looking for affordable ways to stay involved with the sport. Folks under 25 years old can join the club for $100, and the under 30 crowd can join without an initiation fee. 

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