2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series Turns South to Miami

The 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series launched with excitement and a sense of pride last week in Fort Lauderdale and now the series heads south to Miami for four days of racing on Biscayne Bay at 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing – Miami. The Miami Yacht Club Youth Sailing Foundation is serving as the Organizing Authority for this event. Racing begins on Thursday, January 21 and the regatta concludes on Sunday, January 24.

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US Sailing Mourns the Loss of James “Ding” Schoonmaker

US Sailing is saddened to learn of the recent passing of World Champion and National Sailing Hall of Famer, James “Ding” Schoonmaker who passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at the age of 87.

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FINAL REPORT: 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series – Fort Lauderdale

It was a banner, yet challenging, day of sailing on the water for the 135 sailors competing at the 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series inaugural event, hosted by the Lauderdale Yacht Club. The fourth and final day of the regatta took place on Monday as sailors in three Laser classes pushed through the shifty conditions to close out on a strong note. Click here to read the final release from Fort Lauderdale.

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2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series – Fort Lauderdale

A new U.S. based Olympic-class racing series takes center stage this week in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the start of the 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series. The Lauderdale Yacht Club will host the first-ever US Open Sailing Series regatta for four days of exciting racing beginning this Friday, January 15 through Monday, January 18.

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West Marine US Open Sailing Series Launches in 2021

US Sailing and host yacht clubs at spectacular sailing venues in Florida and California are thrilled to launch a new domestic racing and training series of Olympic-class regattas in 2021. The West Marine US Open Sailing Series offers an increase in high-quality Olympic-class racing for U.S. athletes with a long-term goal of attracting top-level international competitors to race in these regattas for years to come.

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Olympic Gold Medalist and Rules Expert Bill Bentsen Passes Away

William (Bill) Bentsen, a two-time Olympic medalist, National Sailing Hall of Famer, and racing rules expert, died on December 25, 2020 at his home at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Bentsen was 90 years old.

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The NEW Racing Rules App is Ready for Download

US Sailing has developed a NEW mobile-optimized Racing Rules App that includes the racing rules and other resources, including the ability to file a protest through the app, a whiteboard for diagramming boat-on-boat interactions, and an extensive resource library. The text of the rulebook is fully searchable and there is also a traditional index. The app is ready for download!

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US Sailing to Drive Resources & Support for One Design Sailing

In an effort to promote and grow one design participation in the United States, US Sailing has revitalized a committee to focus on supporting these sailors and this very important segment of our sport. The One Design Committee will be composed of diverse geographic and one design class members. Their mission will begin by addressing areas that have been identified as priorities for one design sailors and class associations.

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US Sailing and NWSA Partner to Grow Women’s Sailing

US Sailing and the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) are enthusiastic about working together on a new collaboration to promote participation, education, and engagement opportunities for female sailors.

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Snow & Wilson Win 49er NA in Miami; Mollerus & MacDiarmid Take Fourth in Portugal

Nevin Snow and Dane Wilson won the 2020 49er North American Championship last weekend in Miami. Ian Barrows and Hans Henken ended the two day event in second place, one point out of first.

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