US Sailing Board of Directors Announces New Leadership at Stakeholder’s Summit

[caption id="attachment_32783" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Rich Jepsen, new US Sailing President Photo Credit: Allison Chenard/US Sailing[/caption] BRISTOL, RI (November 15, 2021) — During the US Sailing Annual Meeting and Stakeholder’s Summit this weekend in Jamestown, Rhode Island, the US Sailing Board of Directors introduced new President Rich Jepsen, along with two re-elected Board Members, Charlie Arms…Read More

US Sailing Announces Selection Procedures for 2022 Youth Sailing World Championships

The selection procedures for 2022 Youth Sailing World Championships are officially solidified. US Sailing is excited to announce the criteria and qualification outlines and looks forward to the 2022 selection season.

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International Federation World Sailing Kick-Starts Reinstatement Bid for the Paralympic Games in Los Angeles 2028

World Sailing, the international federation for the sport of sailing recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), today officially kick-started their campaign for sailing to be reinstated at the Paralympic Games in Los Angeles (USA) in 2028.

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IQFoil European Championships Wrapped, USA Looking to Future as iQFoil Squad Takes Shape

The iQFoil European Championships concluded on October 28 in Marseille, France, the future sailing venue of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. It was the first international event for three USA iQFoil athletes since the equipment’s official Olympic designation earlier this year and a wonderful opportunity for the group to check in with the broader fleet early in the Paris 2024 campaign quad. 

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Top Young American Sailors Prepare for 2021 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships

ARAPAHOE, N.C. (October 6, 2021) — For more than forty years, the U.S. Youth Championship has been US Sailing’s pinnacle youth regatta, featuringthe nation’s top young competitors racing in high-performance classes. In 2021, 156 sailors, 19-years-old and younger, will contest the regatta in the 29er, International 420, ILCA 7 (Standard), ILCA 6 (Radial), and Nacra…Read More

Dave Hughes Elected to Vice Chair of World Sailing’s Athletes’ Commission

Men’s 470 Tokyo 2020 Olympian David Hughes (Miami, Fla.) was recently elected to the role of Vice Chair of World Sailing’s Athletes’ Commission, a term he will serve through 2024. Hughes was one of 19 candidates who ran for positions and is among the five newly appointed members to the total nine-person Commission.

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US Sailing Announces 2021 Reach Grant Recipients  

Sailing centers throughout the country have been awarded grants to grow youth sailing utilizing STEM and environmental education through 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. 

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Kilroy Realty Backs US Sailing Team Athletes Going for Gold, Announces Sponsorship Extension

Building upon the success of the last four years of partnership and the values shared by both organizations to build a better world, Los Angeles-headquartered Kilroy Realty (Kilroy) and the United States Sailing Team are announcing an extended primary sponsorship. The commitment will advance a shared vision to amplify positive community impact while supporting the US Sailing Team in its pursuit of excellence on the international stage.

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Snow & Wilson Win Cascaís Championship

The US Sailing Team had a strong week at the Cascaís 49er and 49erFX Championship, securing both first and third places by Nevin Snow and Dane Wilson, and Ian Barrows and Hans Henken, respectively.

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Communicating with the Coast Guard

Once you decide to request assistance from the Coast Guard, what means should you use? This depends to a large degree on where you’re located and what gear you have available. The Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) can become aware of a mayday situation through one of several means: A VHF-FM call, either using…Read More