US Sailing, Gowrie/Chubb Announce Multi-Year Sponsorship Extension

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (June 11, 2014) – US Sailing, the National Governing Body of the sport, announces a new multi-year sponsorship extension with Gowrie Group and Chubb Insurance. US Sailing Executive Director Jack Gierhart commented, “For years US Sailing has taken great pride in working with Gowrie Group and Chubb to offer sailors the best marine…Read More

US Sailing Introduces New PHRF Support Service

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (June 4, 2014) - US Sailing, the National Governing Body of the sport, now offers a PHRF Support Service designed to manage sailboat data and rating information for fleets. This new service is designed to collect, store and manage important fleet data, provide fleet handicappers with easy access, and create, modify and issue…Read More

Looking Ahead to the 2015 U.S. Youth Championships

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (June 4, 2014) – While many young and talented sailors are focused on participating at the 2014 U.S. Youth Championships, hosted by the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (Mich.) on August 10-14, US Sailing is announcing significant changes to the 2015 U.S. Youth Championships and encouraging sailors to begin planning to race at this…Read More

Takeaways from the Sailing Leadership Forum

by US Sailing Executive Director Jack Gierhart Dear Sailors, On behalf of the US Sailing staff, board of directors, and our volunteers we extend a great deal of gratitude to the over 600 sailors who attended the first-ever Sailing Leadership Forum last month at the Hilton San Diego Resort. It was truly a remarkable experience…Read More

Maine Maritime Academy Earns US Powerboat Training Center Status

As more individuals are learning to become effective and safe powerboaters, US Powerboating has worked closely with over 30 US Powerboating and Training Centers to develop hands-on curriculum for courses to ensure we are certifying competent powerboat operators. US Powerboating is proud to add to its ranks, our fourth maritime academy and 31st certified US…Read More

US Sailing Takes New Tack for U.S. Singlehanded Championship

The U.S. Singlehanded Championship is going in a new direction in 2014. For the first time, a US Sailing National Championship will be integrated as part of a larger class event. The 2014 Laser North Americans will be the host of the U.S. Singlehanded Championship, and the top eligible male Laser and female Radial sailor…Read More

Porter, Starck Honored at Rolex Yachtsman & Yachtswoman of the Year Awards Ceremony

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (February 25, 2014) –  With San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge as a backdrop, Brian Porter (Fontana, Wis.) and Jody Starck (Amherst, N.Y.) took the stage today at St. Francis Yacht Club to formally accept US Sailing’s 2013 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards. Announced in January after…Read More

Sailing Leadership Awards Ceremony Recap

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (February 12, 2014) – Last Thursday night at the Sailing Leadership Forum Awards Dinner, sponsored by Old Pulteney and hosted by the San Diego Sports Hall of Fame, US Sailing, along with Leadership Forum attendees recognized the outstanding individual and organizational achievements in training, community and one-design sailing, including the presentation of…Read More

Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky and US Sailing Recognize 2013 Maritime Hero

In the second annual campaign to recognize individuals who make significant contributions to the sailing community, Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky and US Sailing announced Rorke Miller of Traverse City, Michigan as the winner of the 2013 Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Award. Miller was nominated by a member of his sailing community for his…Read More

Dave Ullman Selected as Special Guest Competitor at 2014 Championship of Champions

Imagine a regatta where every competitor is a current one-design class champion. US Sailing’s Championship of Champions is recognized as one of the more unique adult racing events in the country. All helmsmen have qualified for this event by winning a one-design class National, North American, or World Championship in the over the past year.…Read More