International Day of Women and Girls in Science US Sailing Spotlight: Shelley Brown

Interested in the sciences from a young age, Shelley Brown is a native Rhode Islander who has spent a lifetime sailing with family from Bar Harbor, ME to Long Island, NY. She is the Director for Sailors for the Sea Powered by Oceana, the world’s leading ocean conservation organization that engages, educates and activates the…Read More

International Day of Women and Girls in Science US Sailing Spotlight: Rachael Miller

February 11th is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In celebration, US Sailing is recognizing Rachael Miller. Rachael is the Founder of Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean, Co-Inventor of the Cora Ball, National Geographic Explorer, and an Explorer's Club Fellow. She is focused on protecting the ocean and addressing the problem of…Read More

2021 US Sailing Awards Winners Announced

BRISTOL, R.I. (February 10, 2022) – During a special edition of US Sailing’s Starboard Portal, individuals and organizations in the areas of Adaptive Sailing, Community Sailing, Training and Education and Coaching Excellence were honored for their contributions to the sport of sailing in the United States during 2021. Congratulations to the following US Sailing award…Read More

Paul Cuffee: Mariner, Pioneer, American Icon

Transatlantic voyages aboard self-made ships. Blockade running under the dead of moonless nights. A wildly successful shipping business. A groundbreaking push for equality and a dream of Pan-Africanism, nearly a century before Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.    How could you not know about this American icon, right?   While it may seem improbable, this is the story of…Read More

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

Yachtswoman Finalists – Daniela Moroz, Laura Grondin, Nicole Breault, Anna Weis Yachtsman Finalists – Conner Blouin, Taylor Canfield, Erik Shampain, Harry Melges IV, Dave Hughes BRISTOL, R.I. (February 4, 2022) – Five men and four women have been shortlisted for US Sailing’s 2021 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards. Once again, the annual…Read More

Captain Donald N. Lawson and the Power of Opportunity

From the moment he stepped behind the wheel of a sailboat, Donald Lawson knew he was destined to make sailing his career. Lawson doesn’t come from a “sailing family” – his parents were middle class Baltimoreans, great athletes in other sports like basketball and lacrosse. But at age nine, he got the chance to attend and…Read More

Call for Siebel Center and Siebel Coach Applications

Thanks to a generous matching gift from the Tom and Stacey Siebel Foundation, The Siebel Sailors Program is deepening its focus and expanding its impact, with the goal of doubling the number of centers, regions, and coaches.   Applications are now open for sailing centers and coaches to get involved with this innovative program. They can…Read More

Gill Marine Joins the US Sailing Team and US Sailing as Official Technical Apparel Partner

US Sailing today unveiled a new multi-year partnership with Gill Marine, the world’s leading international performance sailing gear company.  Gill also joins the US Sailing Team as their Official Technical Apparel Partner for their Olympic and Team athletes.

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US Sailing Releases 2022 Safety Equipment Requirements for Nearshore, Coastal and Ocean Racing

Each year the US Sailing Safety Equipment Requirements committee, comprising sailors from across the US, considers possible changes to the Requirements and proposes appropriate changes for final approval by the Safety at Sea Committee, the Offshore Committee, and the US Sailing Board of Directors. The 2022 changes are now available to the US Sailing community.  …Read More

Honoring Don Glasell

Long time US Sailing volunteer Don Glasell passed away last week at the age of 94. A former member of the US Sailing Training Committee, Glasell was a US Sailing Race Officer and Judge who spearheaded the development of the Junior Big Boat Sailing (JBBS) program. Don also served as chairman of the committee that developed…Read More