US Sailing Approves Background Check Policy for Certified Race Officials

The US Sailing Board of Directors on November 14, 2019, approved a background check policy for race officials whose purpose is to further ensure a safe environment for all participants in our sport and protect persons at risk, including minors and vulnerable adults.

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Briana Provancha Elected to US Sailing’s Board as Sailor Athlete Director

Champion sailor Briana Provancha (Fort Myers, Fla.) has been elected to serve as an elected Sailor Athlete Director on US Sailing’s Board of Directors by the association’s Sailor Athletes.

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US Sailing Accepting Nominations for 2019 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year

US Sailing is now accepting nominations for these prestigious awards at rolex.ussailing.org. Do you know of an American sailor who performed extraordinarily well at the highest levels of competition in 2019? Your nomination(s) may ensure a deserving sailor will receive the proper recognition by making the shortlist or even winning one of these prestigious sailing awards to earn their place in the history of the sport.

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What Does it Take to Get the US Sailing Team Around the World?

An incredible amount of resources are required to get our athletes around the globe. Click to find out how 35 U.S. athletes will be getting to 11 World Championships in Australia and New Zealand, this winter.

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Siebel Coach Janel Zarkowsky on Demo Day at DC Sail

I can’t imagine a better way to spend my day: near the water, being with friends, buzzing around in a boat. I’m excited that the Siebel Sailors Program is making my joy of sailing a reality all over the Middle Atlantic region. 

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Siebel Coach Meredith Dart on Demo Days in Chicago

The smiling has been contagious out here in Chicago! We have launched our 24 RS Feva XL Boats into Lake Michigan at three locations: Columbia Sailing School, Jackson Park Yacht Club Foundation, and Sheridan Shores Sailing School.

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Wizard (USA) Honored by World Sailing as Hempel Team of the Year

On Tuesday night at the World Sailing Awards ceremony in Bermuda, American boat Wizard was named the Hempel Team of the Year Award. The award celebrates teams of two or more sailors who personify the sporting values of integrity, ambition, resilience and resourcefulness.

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Siebel Coach Chris Childers on Launch Ceremony at Treasure Island SC

The team of ten sailors had been practicing together for about a year at Treasure Island Sailing Center in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. They ranged from late-elementary to early-middle school age with a strong desire to improve their racing prowess. They started out last fall and sailed some Opti Green Fleet races in local regattas.   

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Sally Barkow Joins US Sailing Olympic Program

US Sailing has hired Sally Barkow as Olympic Team Coach and Performance Manager. Barkow brings a strong background as an athlete to this position. She is a two-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, an Olympian and a two-time Volvo Ocean Race competitor. She will be joining the US Sailing staff to coach U.S. Nacra 17 athletes and assist US Sailing Team coaches in managing the athlete training programs.

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Performance Sailing Hardware Pioneer Olaf Harken Passes Away

Olaf Harken passed away Monday morning after a weekend of accolades and family. Harken was presented with a lifetime achievement award at Saturday’s Pewaukee Awards Dinner. He was a seasoned Scow sailor and business-man who enjoyed sharing his passion for sailing and astronomy. 

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