Hispanic History Month: A Conversation with Mac Agnese

[caption id="attachment_40466" align="alignleft" width="474"] © Sailing Energy / FFVOILE[/caption] This Hispanic Heritage Month, US Sailing spoke with Mac Agnese, a sailor in the 49er class. Agnese is Argentinian, but grew up sailing mainly in the US, and has been sailing for most of his life. His sailing career is full of successes - Agnese won…Read More

Meet Your Match: A One on One with Janel Zarkowsky

In celebration of Women’s History Month, US Sailing chatted with our colleague and friend Janel Zarkowsky about her experience and success in sailing. Zarkowsky works as a Siebel Sailors Program Coach for US Sailing, as well as being a certified instructor, an assistant sailing coach at Georgetown University, and a professional sailor, having most recently…Read More

Sara Stone: Charting Her Own Course

[caption id="attachment_39224" align="alignleft" width="451"] Sara Stone, right, at the finish of the 2022 Bermuda Shorthanded Return Race.[/caption] For Women’s History Month, US Sailing is checking in with 2022 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Nominee Sara Stone. Stone, who originally hails from Marion, MA, got her start sailing cruising with her parents on Buzzards Bay and attending…Read More

Diego Escobar: From Summer Camp to College Sailing Success

  US Sailing is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, from September 15 to October 15. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law…Read More

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