Keeping One Design Racing Alive During the Pandemic

How did San Francisco’s J/105 Class Fleet #1 stay happy and healthy while racing during a pandemic? The answer is by continuing to race. Here’s how they ran a safe six-day series over the summer without a yacht club.

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What’s Old Can Be New Again – Intergenerational Sailing Makes the Difference

Sailing with adults and on many different boat types was once the norm for young sailors. But youth sailing, like many other youth sports, has become increasingly specialized in the past few decades.

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Developing the Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021-2024

Want to know how the new Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021-2024 all came together? Learn more about all the work put in by US Sailing committee volunteers and staff to make this happen every four years in this conversation with US Sailing Race Administration Director, Matt Hill.

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Cory Sertl Elected as Vice President of World Sailing

World Sailing capped off an eventful week of committee meetings, thoughtful discussions, spirited debate, and important decision-making by announcing results for the World Sailing Presidential and Vice Presidential elections. Cory Sertl, President of US Sailing, was officially elected as one of seven new Vice Presidents of World Sailing at the General Assembly on Sunday, November 1. Sertl will serve on World Sailing’s Board of Directors for a four-year term.

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US Sailing to Expand High Performance Training Opportunities for Youth in 2021

Following recent announcements from World Sailing regarding changes to the dates and venues for the 2021 and 2022 Youth Sailing World Championships, US Sailing is planning an expanded training schedule and regimen to continue raising the bar for high-performance sailing in 2021. With support from the America One Foundation and Quantum Racing, the updated and expanded schedule of clinics and regattas will be released in early 2021.

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Professional Sailor and Coach Geoff Ewenson Passes Away

On the morning of October 14, Geoff Ewenson passed away suddenly of an apparent heart attack at the age of 50.

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Weather Strategy for Coastal Racing

US Sailing Team meteorologist Chelsea Carlson shares her tips for coastal racing. Read to find out how you can access a 75$ discount for SeaTactics’ new online course, Weather Strategies for High-Performance Sailing, beginning October 18!

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Mixed Doublehanded Offshore Distance Race Took Center Stage in Annapolis

In a year where social distancing has become the norm and the population has been advised to reduce contact with others as much as possible, the newest prospective Olympic class – Mixed Doublehanded Offshore – has hit the water with perfect timing. US Sailing Team athletes traveled to Annapolis Yacht Club the weekend of October 3-4 to witness Doublehanded Distance Racing firsthand in the club’s second annual event.

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Siebel Impact Stories from the Mid-Atlantic by Janel Zarkowsky

Every savvy sailor knows to check the wind, current, tide, and the radar before they head out on to the water. When you come to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, where one of our Mid-Atlantic Siebel programs runs at The Downtown Sailing Center, the savvy sailor adds one more forecast to the list: the water quality. 

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Jake La Dow, Alex Curtiss Win 2020 Championship of Champions in Newport Beach

US Sailing’s 2020 Championship of Champions came to a close on Sunday following  three days of challenging and exciting racing on Newport Harbor. Local sailors Jake La Dow (Huntington Beach, California) and Alex Curtiss (Newport Beach, California) took first place honors against a talented and accomplished fleet of class champions. La Dow and Curtiss won by a 44-point margin. They won six races and placed in the top four in 17 of the 21 races.

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