What Does it Take to Get the US Sailing Team Around the World?

An incredible amount of resources are required to get our athletes around the globe. Click to find out how 35 U.S. athletes will be getting to 11 World Championships in Australia and New Zealand, this winter.

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Siebel Coach Janel Zarkowsky on Demo Day at DC Sail

I can’t imagine a better way to spend my day: near the water, being with friends, buzzing around in a boat. I’m excited that the Siebel Sailors Program is making my joy of sailing a reality all over the Middle Atlantic region. 

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Siebel Coach Meredith Dart on Demo Days in Chicago

The smiling has been contagious out here in Chicago! We have launched our 24 RS Feva XL Boats into Lake Michigan at three locations: Columbia Sailing School, Jackson Park Yacht Club Foundation, and Sheridan Shores Sailing School.

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Wizard (USA) Honored by World Sailing as Hempel Team of the Year

On Tuesday night at the World Sailing Awards ceremony in Bermuda, American boat Wizard was named the Hempel Team of the Year Award. The award celebrates teams of two or more sailors who personify the sporting values of integrity, ambition, resilience and resourcefulness.

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Siebel Coach Chris Childers on Launch Ceremony at Treasure Island SC

The team of ten sailors had been practicing together for about a year at Treasure Island Sailing Center in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. They ranged from late-elementary to early-middle school age with a strong desire to improve their racing prowess. They started out last fall and sailed some Opti Green Fleet races in local regattas.   

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Sally Barkow Joins US Sailing Olympic Program

US Sailing has hired Sally Barkow as Olympic Team Coach and Performance Manager. Barkow brings a strong background as an athlete to this position. She is a two-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, an Olympian and a two-time Volvo Ocean Race competitor. She will be joining the US Sailing staff to coach U.S. Nacra 17 athletes and assist US Sailing Team coaches in managing the athlete training programs.

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Performance Sailing Hardware Pioneer Olaf Harken Passes Away

Olaf Harken passed away Monday morning after a weekend of accolades and family. Harken was presented with a lifetime achievement award at Saturday’s Pewaukee Awards Dinner. He was a seasoned Scow sailor and business-man who enjoyed sharing his passion for sailing and astronomy. 

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Daniela Moroz Wins Gold at ANOC World Beach Games

U.S. Kitefoil standout Daniela Moroz (Lafayette, Calif.) won the gold medal in the women’s kitefoil racing competition on Tuesday following four days of racing at the ANOC World Beach Games.

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2024 Olympic Windsurfing Sea Trials – Equipment and Community Collide

US Sailing Team Women’s RS:X athlete, Farrah Hall (Annapolis, Md.), recently participated at the RS:X equipment sea trials for the 2024 Olympics. During the trials, World Sailing conducted comprehensive on the water testing and onshore evaluation of five equipment options to replace the Men’s and Women’s RS:X classes at the 2024 Games. Yesterday, World Sailing released that the iFoil has been recommended as the replacement equipment. Hall was one of the 20 athletes selected to test each piece of equipment and provide input to help inform this decision. Read for an inside look at her experience.

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US Sailing Names Siebel Coaches for New Program

US Sailing has announced the names of three Siebel Coaches who have been hired to lead their respective regions and provide mentorship and instruction to participating sailors of the new Siebel Sailors Program. The goal of this ground-breaking program is to increase diversity and opportunity in the sport of sailing by providing resources and support to youth sailors at public access sailing centers across the country.

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