Sailing in the Special Olympics: A Conversation with David Camilo

David Camilo, 36, began sailing at the age of 24 at Lake Norman Yacht Club in the Club 420. Camilo, who is autistic, began swimming and playing basketball and bowling with the Special Olympics in New York before moving to North Carolina. In his new hometown, Camilo got involved with the local Lake Norman High School…Read More

Seeking Para Sailors with Racing Experience to Represent USA at U25 Para World Championship

US Sailing has announced a call to competitors for the inaugural 25U Para Sailing World Championship in the Netherlands, July 18-22. This event provides a unique opportunity for young, aspiring sailors with a disability to represent the United States on the world stage and nurture their Paralympic dreams. It also establishes a starting point for…Read More

2022 USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival Schedule Released

New Festival Format featuring On-Water Boat Demos and On-Shore Festival Activities    BRISTOL, Rhode Island (April 5, 2022) - The USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals are NEW for 2022 with an updated format, returning to the original mission to capture the Olympic spirit and introduce youth sailors to their next steps in the sport. Each festival…Read More

US Sailing Issues Further Guidance on Athletes from Russia and Belarus

The US Sailing Board of Directors last week approved an amendment to the US Sailing Prescription to RRS 76.1 – Exclusion of Boats or Competitors, providing a framework for organizing authorities to exclude sailors from Russia and Belarus, in accordance with World Sailing policy, should they choose to do so.  Under the new policy, countries…Read More

Gold and Silver for USA at the 51st Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía in Palma de Mallorca

The 51st Princesa Sofía regatta wrapped in Palma de Mallorca with an exciting set of medal races and finals. Formula Kite athlete Daniela Moroz secured the gold and USST 49er team Barrows / Henken took home the silver at the Hempel World Cup Series event. 

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Celebrating Visibility

Since she was 3 ½, Stephanie Helms knew she was a girl.  At that age, her mother was helping Stephanie complete physical therapy for a burn injury. She complimented Stephanie on an exercise well done, saying, “good boy!”  “And I said, ‘no, girl,’” said Helms. “All my life I’ve known that I was transgender, although…Read More

US Sailing Mourns the Passing of Gordon Isco

  US Sailing mourns the passing of Gordon Isco, 86, who passed away peacefully at his home in the early morning hours of March 24. The Multihull Sailor extraordinaire was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 6, 1935 to Emmanuel and Sylvia Isco. He loved multihull sailboat racing (Hobie 18, Hobie 20 and A-Class) and competed…Read More

Melges and Moroz Named 2021 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year

[caption id="attachment_34969" align="aligncenter" width="746"] Daniela Moroz and Harry Melges IV were named 2021 Rolex Yachtswoman and Yachtsman of the Year. US Sailing / Allison Chenard[/caption] SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (March 25, 2022) – Harry Melges IV (Lake Geneva, WI) and Daniela Moroz (Lafayette, CA) were selected as the 2021 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year…Read More

US Sailing Association Awards Honor Contributions to the Sport

San Francisco (March 24, 2022) – The annual US Sailing Association Awards were celebrated Thursday evening at St. Francis Yacht Club. Award winners were honored for their contributions to the sport of sailing, from racing to race management. Congratulations to the following US Sailing award winners: Gary Bodie (Hampton, VA) received the Nathanael G. Herreshoff…Read More

Doug Smith Joins US Sailing Foundation Board of Directors

BRISTOL, RI (March 23, 2022) — The US Sailing Foundation Board of Directors unanimously elected one new member, Doug Smith of Oakland, CA, at their quarterly meeting in February, for a three-year term. A senior legal advisor to corporations, boards, and entrepreneurs, as well as an avid competitive sailor and advocate for the sport, Smith brings a…Read More