ODP, Youth Worlds Athletes Ready for San Diego US Open

Competitors have settled in for a weekend of racing off Point Loma for the San Diego stop on the 2022 West Marine US Open Sailing Series. Ten athletes across ODP and the 2022 Youth Worlds Team will take to the water for three days of competition. 

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Eight Bells: Noel Field 

Noel M. Field, Jr., of Little Compton, RI, a US Sailing National Judge, former Board member, advocate for sailors, and champion of sportsmanship, died at home on June 12. He was 88.  Field served as Chief Judge at scores of high-level events, including Shields, 470, Interclub, 210, and ILCA (Laser) National Championships. He also served…Read More

Youth Match Racers to Compete for Rose Cup in Long Beach, CA

Long Beach, CA (June 15, 2022) – The thrill and excitement of match racing will be on full display this weekend in Long Beach, CA, as the U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship for the Rose Cup will be hosted by the Long Beach Yacht Club. Racing begins Friday, June 17 and concludes Sunday, June 19.…Read More

Gowrie Group to Extend Support to Two Major US Sailing Events

Bristol, RI (June 14, 2022) - US Sailing is excited to announce longtime insurance partner Gowrie Group, a division of Risk Strategies, will be extending their support to two major US Sailing events in 2022. This year, Gowrie Group is the Presenting Sponsor of the Championship of Champions, US Sailing’s premier championship which invites winners of…Read More

US Sailing Announces 2022 Reach Youth Engagement Grant Recipients

BRISTOL, R.I. (June 7, 2022) – Sailing centers throughout the country have been awarded grants to grow youth sailing through STEM and environmental education with the US Sailing Reach Initiative. The grants provide non-profit sailing centers with funds and resources to further their Reach program goals and provide more opportunities for students in their community.…Read More

Finding Community in Sailing

Patrick Burks is a sailor, race official, umpire, and coach – and a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Burks first came out as gay in high school “because that was the best I could describe myself at the time,” said Burks. “Since then I’ve found out just how intricate sexuality and gender is, and have…Read More

US Sailing Team Strengthens Olympic Staff

The US Sailing Team is excited to announce that James Lyne has joined the Team as the High Performance Coach. Lyne has coached teams and athletes to 16 World Championship titles in 7 different classes within the sport, including Olympic classes.

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HŌKŪLE’A: The Revival of Polynesian Voyaging Sailboats

  On the last day of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage month, we are highlighting the Hōkūle'a - a modern recreation of an ancient Polynesian voyaging canoe built in the 1970s to revive the tradition of Polynesian voyaging. In 1975, Hawaiian artist and historian Herb Kawainui Kāne set out to challenge the notion that…Read More

Eric Krasnoo joins US Sailing as the Senior Vice President of Partnerships and Memberships

BRISTOL, RI (May 25, 2022) - US Sailing is excited to announce the addition of Eric Krasnoo to the executive team of US Sailing as the Senior Vice President of Partnerships and Memberships.  “We are pleased to welcome Eric to US Sailing,” said CEO Alan Ostfield. “Eric’s breadth of experiences with sports, partnerships and consumer…Read More

Noe Velasco: Building a Legacy on the Water

When you think of Polynesian sailors, you may think of outrigger canoes and voyages made thousands of years ago, led by the stars. But Asian American and Polynesian sailors are also at the cutting edge of modern sailing scene.    Both connected to that legacy and forging her own, 16-year-old Noe Velasco is defining what it…Read More