USA Fighting for Rio 2016 Berths: IFDS Worlds Day 5 Report

Pictured: Daniel Evans (Miami, Fla.), 2.4mR class, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia - The IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship is closing in on a dramatic conclusion as teams from around the world race to win the first country berths awarded for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio…Read More

IFDS Worlds: USA Qualifies for Rio 2016 in 2.4mR, SKUD-18 Classes

Pictured: Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Cindy Walker (Portsmouth, R.I.), SKUD-18, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia - The 2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship has come to a close, and the United States has qualified for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in the 2.4mR and SKUD-18 classes.…Read More

2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship, Day 4

Pictured: Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Cindy Walker (Portsmouth, R.I.), SKUD-18 class, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia - Day 4 of the 2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship was a challenging one for race officials at Paralympic sailing's premier annual event. The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and…Read More

2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship: Day 3

Pictured: Daniel Evans (Miami, Fla.) and Charlie Rosenfield (Woodstock, Ct.), 2.4mR class, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia - Day 3 of the IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship saw all three courses plagued by light and inconsistent wind conditions. The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider had an…Read More

2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship: Day 2

Pictured: Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Cindy Walker (Portsmouth, R.I.) on the left, Sarah Everhart-Skeels (Tiverton, R.I.) and Gerry Tiernan (Falmouth, Maine) on the right. SKUD-18 class. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia - After a brief delay on the water due to lack of breeze, the collective patience of competitors…Read More

2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship: Day 1

Pictured: Bradley Johnson, Sonar, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia - Racing began on Tuesday at the IFDS World Championship, Paralympic sailing's premier annual event, and competitors were treated to sunshine and plentiful breeze. Hosted by the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, North America's oldest sailing club, this event serves…Read More

IFDS Worlds Preview: US Paralympic Hopefuls Ready for Racing in Halifax

Pictured: Ryan Porteous and Cindy Walker, SKUD-18 class. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia - National sailing teams from around the world have gathered at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the 2014 IFDS World Championships, the premier annual event for Paralympic sailing classes. For the second year in a…Read More

New U.S. Youth Champions Crowned in Michigan

GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. (August 14, 2014) – A climactic finish unfolded on Lake St. Clair on Thursday at the 2014 U.S. Youth Championships. It came down to the wire, including the final race of the regatta for several fleets. The crowded leaderboards and windy conditions provided an exciting finish to this pinnacle US Sailing…Read More

U.S. Youth Championships – Day 3 Report

GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. (August 13, 2014) – It was a fast and furious Wednesday on Lake St. Clair. The talented 156 sailors, race committee and Grosse Pointe Yacht Club volunteers exhaled this morning, as they were graced with fantastic sailing conditions for the first time this week. Sustained winds between 13 and 18 knots…Read More

U.S. Youth Championships 2014 – Day 2 Report

GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. (August 12, 2014) – The Race Committee did all they could to start racing in each of the five classes on Tuesday. Threatening thunderstorms this morning forced a brief postponement, until an opening appeared in the forecast later in the morning. The eager 156 sailors quickly launched their boats to maximize…Read More