WATCH ON THE STARBOARD PORTAL: Jen French with Gary Jobson – Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Interview Series
Jen French was named the 2012 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year for her silver medal performance at the Paralympic Games in Weymouth and Portland, England. Sailing in the SKUD-18 class, with crew JP Creignou, French secured her team’s second place finish. Gary Jobson catches up with her to re-live the silver medal performance and find out how she is engaging with the sport of sailing today. Click to watch on The Starboard Portal.
WATCH THE REPLAY: Paul Foerster & Kevin Burnham with Gary Jobson: Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Series
Sixteen years ago, Paul Foerster and Kevin Burnham of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team captured the gold medal in the Men’s 470 at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Foerster and Burnham were named Rolex Yachtsman of the Year for their gold medal performance. Gary Jobson catches up with these Olympic champions to reflect on their historic win and learn more about how they are engaging with the sport of sailing today. Watch the replay on The Starboard Portal.
After a long, successful career competing for the US Sailing Team in the Finn class, Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) has decided to end his campaign for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and turn his focus to other areas of the sport.
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Happy Birthday to Olympian Trevor Moore. You are loved, remembered, and missed. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy birthday to Trevor! I can only imagine how he is rocking things in heaven.
Was just thinking about you the other day. Hands down the best laser coach I ever had. Godspeed ❤️
Missing our dear friend Trevor ❤️
Still in our thoughts all the time!
He was an inspiration to all of us. ❤️
Such a great smile. Sorely missed !
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Meet Charlie Buckingham of the laser class!
Charlie grew up close to the ocean in Newport Beach, California and became comfortable with the water at an early age. He started crewing for his dad in local events and eventually learned to sail on his own at age 8 in the Naples Sabot. From there, Charlie progressed through the local, national, and collegiate sailing ranks, and developed the confidence in his abilities to pursue an Olympic campaign. The laser is his discipline of choice as his physical makeup is best suited for the class. Since Charlie started racing fulltime in 2011, he’s represented team USA at the 2016 Olympics, qualified for the 2020 Olympics, and won a Bronze medal at the 2019 Pan American Games. OUtside of sailing, Charlie is passionate about surfing, traveling, and music. ... See MoreSee Less
Meet Atlantic Brugman of our 470 Women's fleet!
Atlantic Brugman learned how to sail in Barcelona, Spain at the age of five. As a young sailor, she sailed Optimists followed by 420s with her sister, Nora. The pair found success competing in youth events all around the world. After graduating from high school, Atlantic took a year off from school to get her Ocean Yacht Master license from the United Kingdom Sailing Academy before attending Connecticut College. There, she helped her team secure a second place at the 2011 Women’s National Championship and became a two-time All-American. After graduating, she took a brief break from sailing to pursue other professional aspirations. Atlantic returned to the sport in 2016 as an assistant coach at Stanford University. During her time at Stanford, Atlantic continued to develop her sailing knowledge and realized that she wanted to start competing again herself. Since then, with the support of the Shelter Island community, she has once again joined forces with her sister, Nora, and the sibling duo have dedicated themselves to a full-time Olympic campaign in the 470. In her spare time Atlantic loves to surf, woodwork, bike, renovate houses, go camping, and ski.
Atlantic's lucky charm:
“We got a lucky charm in Japan right before the World Championship for good fortune in your atheltic life, and we carry it in the pocket of our spinnaker bag.” ... See MoreSee Less
Meet Ian MacDiarmid of the 49er class!
Ian started his racing career in Optis at the age of seven. During his time in the Opti, he was fortunate enough to represent the United States at 5 different IODA events. He made the move to the 29er in 2013, where he developed a love for crewing and fast boat sailing. At the same time, US Sailing's ODP was just starting and Ian joined as a part of its first international travel team. 2016 was Ian’s first taste of Olympic-level competition, with a 49er medal race appearance in his first World Cup. After a brief stint in the 470, the 49er has become his home. Currently, Ian and his skipper, Andrew Mollerus are the top American 49er team, according World Sailing's rankings. The pair were the top Americans at the 2020 World Championship and were honored to represent the United States at both the 2019 Pan Am Games and Tokyo Olympic Test Event.
Ian's Must-Have Travel Items? A few jars of almond butter, Vertra sunscreen, and a water bottle. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Birthday to Olympian Trevor Moore. You are loved, remembered, and missed.
A Message from US Sailing on our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Sailing -
A Message from US Sailing on our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Sailing - US Sailing
A core tenet of US Sailing’s mission is encouraging participation and engagement in the sport of sailing. Central to this is inviting sailors of...
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