2023 US Open Sailing Series Begins in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami

  Miami (January 13, 2023) - Over 230 competitors from 22 countries will descend on South Florida this weekend for the Miami and Fort Lauderdale US Open Sailing Series. The ILCA 4, 6 and 7, and Nacra 15 will compete out of Lauderdale Yacht Club, while the Mixed 470, 29er, Formula Kite, 49er, 49erFX, and iQFOiL…Read More

US Sailing Announces Finalists for 2022 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards

BRISTOL, R.I. (January 11, 2023) – Three men and three women have been chosen as finalists for US Sailing’s 2022 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards. The annual rundown of the year’s “best in the U.S.” represents a wide range of accomplished sailors from various disciplines and at different stages of their respective careers.…Read More

US Sailing Announces Youth Championships Details and Updated Regatta Formats

[caption id="attachment_38561" align="alignleft" width="467"] US Sailing / Valerie Hendrickson[/caption] US Sailing announces changes and updates to its Youth Championships for 2023. US Sailing’s Championships for youth sailors date back to 1921, when the Sears Cup was founded “for the purpose of promoting the sport of yachting by encouraging proficiency in seamanship and sportsmanlike conduct in…Read More

Eight Bells – Mary Savage

Mary Savage of Larchmont, NY, a longtime US Sailing judge and umpire and a trailblazer among women race officials, died at home on December 13 surrounded by her family.  Mary learned to sail in 1960 in a beginning sailing class for women at Larchmont Yacht Club, and five years later she was teaching the class.…Read More

US Sailing Announces Sailing Leadership Forum Schedule and Sponsors

BRISTOL, R.I. (December 13, 2022) – US Sailing has announced the full schedule, sponsors, and exhibitors for the Sailing Leadership Forum, a biannual conference for sailing leaders from sail training and education, yacht club and sailing organization management, race officials, and industry professionals, on February 2-4, 2023 in St. Pete Beach, FL. Sailing Leadership Forum…Read More

The President’s Listening Tour: Arizona

[caption id="attachment_38452" align="alignleft" width="426"] US Sailing Board President Rich Jepsen presented awards at the Arizona Yacht Club monthly meeting.[/caption] By Rich Jepsen, US Sailing Board President Yes, there’s sailing in Arizona! That is the answer that Arizona sailors at several yacht clubs in Arizona have to give often to their out-of-state friends. I traveled to…Read More

2023 Youth World Championship Selection Procedures Announced + More 

US Sailing is excited to announce selection procedures for the 2023 Youth Sailing World Championship. Additionally, 2023 ANOC World Beach Games selection criteria and qualification outlines are now live, and an update to 2023 Pan Am Games selection has been posted.

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Nominations Open for 2022 US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards

  BRISTOL, R.I. (November 17, 2022) – US Sailing has opened nominations for the 2022 US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year, widely acknowledged as the premiere individual sailing honors in the nation. Established in 1961 by US Sailing and in partnership with Rolex since 1980, US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the…Read More

Valhalla Sailing Project: Supporting Veterans Through Sailing

By Mitchell Riel & Lexi Pline The modern sailing community is a wonderfully diverse, eclectic mixture of sailing groups, classes, and competitions. However, no one sailing organization stewards the supportive nature of the sailing community quite like The Valhalla Sailing Project.  Founded in 2015 by veterans Michael Wood and Jay McGinnis, The Valhalla Sailing Project…Read More

Blueberry Faygo Win First Hinman Title

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA (November 6, 2022) - After three days of intense racing, culminating in a nail biting 3-2 final series, Team Blueberry Faygo have won their first U.S. Team Racing Championship. The team, comprised of Shawn Harvey (Miami, FL), Sonia Lingos Utley (West Yarmouth, MA), Teddy and Graceann Nicolosi (St. Thomas, VI), Sean Segerblom (Costa…Read More