US Sailing is very pleased to share that The Sailing Foundation of New York (SFNY) has voted to provide direct athlete support to the sailors who have been selected to compete as part of Team USA next summer at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
SFNY is one of the longest-standing supporters of both Olympic-class athletes and the US Sailing Team, providing generous financial support over the last five Olympic quadrenniums.
US Sailing is extremely appreciative for the support that SFNY provides. “The Sailing Foundation of New York continues to consider our Olympic athletes integral to their philanthropic mission, even with the multitude of campaigns and causes it supports. We are extremely grateful for their support, and for the incredible champions behind our athletes’ perseverance and Olympic goals. We are so lucky to have them as part of the team behind the team,” said Jack Gierhart (Marion, Mass.), Chief Executive Officer of US Sailing.
SFNY Co-Founder, President and Board Member, Tom Stark, is pleased with this opportunity on behalf of the athletes. “It’s a tough series of events for the athletes when the ‘quad’ turns into the ‘quint,’ and they are faced with an extra year of training and living expenses. We are glad that the Sailing Foundation Board of Directors voted to further support the Olympic athletes representing our country.”
About the Sailing Foundation of New York
The Sailing Foundation of New York is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the support and growth of education, competition and sporting activities in the sailing community. For athletes, the Foundation provides much-needed guidance and financial support as they navigate their emergence in the sport. 100% of all SFNY contributions are allocated to directly support eligible organizations and athletes, with no administrative or operating expenses funded by donors. For more information, please visit https://www.sailingfoundationofny.org
About the US Sailing Team
The US Sailing Team is managed by the United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for the sport of sailing and sailboat racing. US Sailing names the top Olympic class athletes to the team annually, through both event qualification and at the discretion of team leadership. US Sailing helps these elite athletes with financial, logistical, coaching, technical, fitness, marketing and communications support. US Sailing Team sponsors include partners Kilroy Realty, Helly Hansen, Harken, McLube, Nimbix, Siemens, and Marlow Ropes. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org/olympics.
About US Sailing
The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and advancement for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Bristol, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US Sailing offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.