Schoonmaker Foundation Pledges $5 Million to US Sailing and Offers Matching Challenge

  BRISTOL, R.I. (March 9, 2022) - The Florida-based Schoonmaker Foundation has pledged $5 million over the next five years to the US Sailing Foundation to create the James M. “Ding” Schoonmaker II Project Pinnacle Endowment Fund. They have also offered an additional $2.5 million challenge fund, giving individual donors, businesses, and foundations the opportunity to…Read More

US Sailing Announces Finalists for 2021 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards

  BRISTOL, R.I. (March 3, 2022) - From a shortlist of nine accomplished sailors, three women and three men have been voted as finalists for US Sailing’s 2021 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…Read More

US Sailing Statement Concerning the Situation in Ukraine

US Sailing stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and the Ukrainian Sailing Community. Our hearts go out to all who have been affected by this senseless violence. US Sailing joins many international sports organizations, the International Olympic Committee, and World Sailing in calling for an immediate end to all hostilities and a resumption of…Read More

3 USA Skiff Teams Ranked Top 10 in the World

Two USA 49ers and one 49erFX currently sit in the top 10 of World Sailing’s rankings, making history as the most skiffs from the USA to rank top 10 at one time. 

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Marie Rogers: From Newcomer to Change Maker

When Marie Rogers got out sailing for the first time at the age of 28, she fell in love. Since then, she’s become the first Black woman to hold the Commodoreship at a Los Angeles Yacht Club, become a 50-T Master Captain and certified sailing instructor, started a community sailing program, and participated in major…Read More

Siebel Sailors Program Now Accepting Sailboat and RIB Request for Proposals

US Sailing is renewing and expanding its successful Siebel Sailors Program to further increase opportunity and diversity in the sport of sailing.   To support this expansion, US Sailing is seeking 50-100 single-handed dinghies, double-handed dinghies, or multi-handed centerboard/retractable keelboats and 20-30 Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB), engines and related equipment.  With these RFPs, US Sailing is…Read More

The Siebel Sailors Program: Inclusion in Action

According to the American Psychological Association, participation in sport can provide benefits to underrepresented communities, “but only within an intentionally created environment.”   That’s exactly what the Siebel Sailors Program aims to do.   "In order to get more Black students involved, we at white-led organizations need to check ourselves to see if we’re reaching out in…Read More

New Changes Announced to US Sailing’s Commercial Insurance Coverage

Effective January 1, 2022, Chubb Insurance Company has clarified some of the terms of coverage under US Sailing’s commercial insurance as it pertains to Certified Race Officials and Certified Instructors. This change has resulted in a change to secondary liability insurance coverage for Certified Race Officials and Certified Instructors under the US Sailing policy. Starting…Read More

Four Athletes Added to US Sailing Team Roster, Four Advance to Tier 1

Upon qualification at 2021 World Championship regattas, the US Sailing Team has announced the additions of four athletes to the roster.

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New England Ropes Joins US Sailing & US Sailing Team as Official Rope Partner

US Sailing announced today a new partnership with New England Ropes as the Official Rope Partner. Located in Fall River, Massachusetts, New England Ropes is part of the TEUFELBERGER Group, an Austrian family-owned and operated rope manufacturer.

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