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The Medalist – July 2019

  • One Year Out – The Countdown to Tokyo 2020 Begins!
  • Rose and Buckingham Conquer Worlds
  • USA Brings Home Gold – Success at Youth Worlds
  • Innovation Sets Sail with Kilroy Realty’s Partnership with the US Sailing Team
  • Upcoming Events

The Medalist – June 2019

  • Olympic Trials Begin with 2019 World Championships
  • U.S. Laser and Laser Radial Athletes – Ready for Worlds
  • Join the US Sailing Team in Tokyo – Olympic Games Ticket Information
  • Olympic Development Program Athlete Get a Close Look at SailGP

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The Medalist – May 2019

  • US Sailing Team Wraps European Season
  • Caleb Paine Qualifies the U.S. for Olympic Representation
  • Take a Look Inside the Future of U.S. Olympic Sailing
  • #Sailors4theSea Movement Gains Momentum

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The Medalist – April 2019

  • European Season Begins with Four Medals
  • US Sailing Announces 2019 Pan American Games Team
  • Catch Up with Trofeo Sofia Gold Medalist, Chris Barnard
  • 2019 US Sailing Team All Access Bloopers
  • Live Blog: Follow the Racing in Hyeres
  • Preview: The 2019 Class European Championships

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The Medalist – March 2019

  • US Sailing and the US Sailing Team Partner with Kilroy Realty
  • Preview: Princess Sofia Regatta – Palma de Mallorca, ESP
  • Sailing Uncovered: Inside the US Sailing Team

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The Medalist – February 2019

  • Introducing: The US Sailing Team Squad
  • Meet the 2019 US Sailing Team
  • The U.S. Brings Home Two Medals at 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami

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The Medalist – January 2019

  • Olympic Development Program Kicks Off 2019 with Phase Two of Project Pipeline
  • US Sailing Team Goes Green and Gears Up for the Upcoming Year
  • Preview: Hempel World Cup Series Miami

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The Medalist – December 2018

  • US Sailing’s Olympic Development Director awarded Developmental Coach of the Year by USOC
  • 2018 National Coaching Symposium attracts elite coaches from around the nation
  • ODP Miami Racing Clinic recap – Catch up with the best U.S. youth sailors

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The Medalist – November 2018

  • The US Sailing Team Trains at the United States Olympic Training Center

The Medalist – May 2018

  • Roster Announced: 2018 U.S. Youth Sailing Worlds Team
  • Olympian Paige Railey (USA) Takes Bronze At World Cup Series Hyères and Radial Europeans
  • Cutting-Edge Facility for US Sailing Team and Bay-Area Community to Open At Treasure Island Sailing Center
  • Latest Team Media

The Medalist – August 2017

  • Three Medals for US Sailing Team at Aarhus Sailing Week
  • Five Athletes Added to US Sailing Team Roster
  • Bora Gulari Injured In Training Accident Prior to Nacra 17 Worlds
  • Video: Malcolm Page Update
  • Sights from the Campaign Trail
  • Upcoming Events

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The Medalist – June 2017

  • Buckingham (USA) Takes Silver in Medemblik, Bronze in Santander
  • Video: Medal Race Replays From The World Cup Series Final
  • Helly Hansen Selected to Outfit US Sailing Team Athletes
  • Oakcliff Triple Crown Series Kicks Off
  • Sights from the Campaign Trail
  • US Sailing Team Set for Summer of Racing

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The Medalist – Feb 2017

  • Training for Tokyo Begins
  • Racing Returns In Miami; McNay and Hughes (Men’s 470) Dominant
  • Regatta Park Welcomes Sailing Fans in Miami
  • Full Replays with Commentary: Miami Medal Races
  • Paine, Moroz Named US Sailing’s 2016 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year
  • Team Leadership: Malcolm Page Begins Work as Chief of U.S. Olympic Sailing, Charlie McKee to Step Down

The Rio Report: 2016 Paralympic Games

The Rio Report was a special edition of The Medalist that ran during the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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The Rio Report, Sept 17

  • Sonar Special Edition: Silver for Doerr, Kendell and Freund at Paralympic Games
  • Latest Photos
  • Results

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The Rio Report, Sept 16

  • U.S. Paralympic Sonar, 2.4mR Will Challenge for Medals On Saturday
  • Viewing Guide
  • Meet the Team
  • Latest Photos
  • Results


The Rio Report, Sept 15

  • U.S. Para Team Battles At The Top As Regatta Enters Final Stage
  • Viewing Guide
  • Meet the Team
  • Latest Photos

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 The Rio Report, Sept 14

  • Day 3: Team USA Sonar Climbs Leaderboard
  • VIDEO: Doerr Kendell and Freund Recap Successful Day
  • Latest Photos
  • Viewing Guide
  • Meet The Team


The Rio Report, Sept 13

  • Day 2: Light Winds Challenge Para Fleets
  • Viewing Guide
  • Meet The Team
  • Today’s Results
  • Latest Photos


The Rio Report, Sept 12

  • Day 1: Team USA Top Six In All Para Classes
  • VIDEO: Special Message from The Olympic Team to the Paralympic Team
  • Photos


The Rio Report, Sept 11

  • Opening Paralympic Races Set For Monday
  • Viewing Guide: U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team
  • Adams: Reflections on the 2016 Olympics
  • Photos

The Rio Report: 2016 Olympic Games


The Rio Report, August 18

  • VIDEO: The Rio Report / N.12 – Veterans and Newcomers Reflect
  • McNay and Hughes Finish Strong, Heartbreak for Haeger and Provancha
  • Latest Photos


The Rio Report, August 17

  • VIDEO: The Rio Report / N.11 – The Man Behind Five Medals
  • Lack Of Wind Delays 470 Medal Races Until Thursday
  • Latest Photos
  • Viewing Guide for Tomorrow


The Rio Report, August 16

  • VIDEO: The Rio Report – Podium for Paine
  • VIDEO: The Rio Report / N.10 – Railey, Gulari, and Chafee Bid Farewell
  • Bronze for Paine, 470’s Hang Tough, 49erFX Into Medal Race
  • Latest Photos
  • Viewing Guide for August 17


The Rio Report, August 15

  • VIDEO: The Rio Report / N.9 – Survival of the Skiffs
  • Henken and Scutt Stay Consistent, Four Medal Races Set for Tuesday
  • Latest Photos
  • Viewing Guide for Tomorrow

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The Rio Report, August 14

  • VIDEO: Rio Report N.8 – Strong Day for Team USA
  • Team USA Clinches Finn and Nacra 17 Medal Race Berths
  • American 470’s Stay Consistent
  • Latest Photos
  • Viewing Guide for Tomorrow

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The Rio Report, August 13

  • VIDEO: The Rio Report / N.7 – A Tiebreaker Tossup
  • USA Clinches Radial Medal Race Berth, Shines In 49erFX
  • Latest Photos
  • Viewing Guide for Tomorrow


The Rio Report, August 12

  • VIDEO: Rio Report N.6 – Mid-Olympics Update
  • Full Team Daily Report
  • Latest Photos
  • Viewing Guide for Tomorrow

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The Rio Report, August 11

  • VIDEO: Rio Report #5 – A Tale of Two Courses
  • Full Team Daily Report
  • Latest Photos
  • Viewing Guide for Tomorrow

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The Rio Report, August 10

  • VIDEO: Rio Report #4 – Complexity Continues
  • Full Team Daily Report
  • Latest Photos
  • Viewing Guide for Tomorrow

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The Rio Report, August 9

  • VIDEO: Rio Report #3 – Battling the Conditions
  • Full Team Daily Report
  • Latest Photos
  • Viewing Guide for Tomorrow

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The Rio Report, August 8

  • VIDEO: Rio Report #2 – First Day of Racing
  • Strong Early Winds Bring Solid Results For Team USA
  • Latest Photos
  • Viewing Guide for Tomorrow

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The Rio Report, August 7

  • VIDEO: Let The Games Begin!
  • Team USA Set To Begin Racing On Monday
  • VIDEO: Rio Report #1 – Team Is Ready, Says Josh Adams
  • Latest Photos
  • NBC Viewing Guide for Tomorrow (Monday August 8)

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The Rio Report, August 4

  • Viewing Guide: How to Watch the Team Compete In Rio
  • Houston Sends The Team to Rio In Style
  • Fifteen of the Finest: Rio 2016 Team Roster
  • VIDEO: Moving to Rio
  • Sights from Practice Week
  • Ready for Rio: An Open Letter From Josh Adams, Team Leader

The Medalist: Rio 2016 Quadrennium


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The Medalist #9, May 2016

  • Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Roster Announced
  • Miami Olympic Development Camp Provides Jump Start
  • Video Rundown:
    • Meet Briana, Stu and Annie
    • Fly On The Water With Paris And Helena
    • Work Out With Sarah And Cindy
  • Snapshots From The Campaign Trail
  • News From Dockside
  • Shop For Official Team Gear

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The Medalist #8, Jan 2016

• At The Helm: State of the Team, by Josh Adams
• Haeger Named 2015 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year
• 21 Named to 2016 U.S. Sailing Team Sperry Roster
• U.S. Olympic Athlete Selection Series Set to Begin
• Strong Performance By Youth Worlds Team
• Snapshots from the Campaign Trail
• News From Dockside
• New Team Store Arrivals

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The Medalist #7, Fall 2015

The national team is on the final run towards US Olympic and Paralympic Team selection!

  • “Uncharted Waters” Launches to Acclaim
  • USA medals in Rio de Janeiro and Abu Dhabi
  • Youth Worlds Team Prepares for Langkawi
  • Olympic Development Program Gains Steam
  • Snapshots from the Campaign Trail
  • Olympic and Paralympic Trials Set to Begin
  • News From Dockside
  • New Team Store Arrivals

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The Medalist #6, Summer 2015


  • Olympic Test: One Year to the Games, by Josh Adams
  • Snapshots From the Campaign Trail
  • August 5: US Sailing Team Sperry to Appear on NBC
  • 2015 Rio Olympic Test Event Team Roster Announced
  • Pan Am Games: Team USA (Sailing) Takes Home Six Medals
  • News From Dockside
  • Gear Up at the New Team Store

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The Medalist #5, May 2015:

  • Progress on the Water: Recent Racing Overview
  • 2015 US Sailing Team Sperry Roster Announced
  • Olympic Development Renewed: The New ODP
  • Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Update
  • Next for The Team: Summer Schedule
  • Snapshots from the Campaign Trail
  • Gear Up at the New Team Store

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The Medalist #4, Dec 2014:

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The Medalist #3, September 2014

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  • SANTANDER WORLDS: The Biggest Event Before Rio 2016
  • VIEW FROM RIO, by Charlie McKee
  • SNAPSHOTS: Images from Training and Racing
  • QUOTABLES: Social Media Roundup
  • RISING TIDE, Episode 3: “A Technical Direction.”
  • THE GOLDEN SPINNAKER REGATTA & GALA: Support your team! Event details inside.

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The Medalist #2, June 2014

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  • “THREE PILLARS: The Olympics and Elite Sailing”, By Josh Adams, Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing
  • TEAM TRAINING UPDATE, by Charlie McKee, High Performance Director
  • LESSONS FROM ISAF YOUTH WORLDS, by 49er athlete Zach Brown
  • SNAPSHOTS: Images from Training and Racing
  • QUOTABLES: Social Media Roundup

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The Medalist #1, March 2014

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  • MISSION 2016, by Josh Adams
  • 2014 TEAM ROSTER
  • LESSONS FROM MIAMI, by Charlie McKee
  • QUOTABLES: Social Media Roundup
  • BUILDING THE PATHWAY, by Leandro Spina
  • NEW TEAM TRAINING CENTER, Clearwater Community Sailing Center