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Paris Olympics 2024

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Paris 2024 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Roster Finalized

BRISTOL, RI (17 May 2024) - US Sailing has confirmed the names of the 13 sailors who will represent the United States at the Paris Olympic Games this coming July and August in Marseille, France. The team hails from seven U.S. states and territories including California, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Wisconsin.   “We’re very proud to bring this group of 13 to Marseille this summer,” said Marcus Lynch, High Performance Director. “It’s been an inspiring, impressive Trials season with a deep lineup of talented athletes across all disciplines who have fought hard ...
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Newberry Moore and Liebenberg to Represent USA at Paris 2024 in the Nacra 17

LA GRANDE MOTTE, FRANCE (13 May 2024) - Sarah Newberry Moore (Miami, FL) and David Liebenberg (Richmond, CA) won athlete selection at the 2024 Nacra 17 World Championship and have secured their spot to represent the United States this summer at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in the Nacra 17. The pair qualified the US as a country at the Pan American Games in Chile on November 3, 2023, and completed their final step by winning their athlete selection process this week in France.  “Finally winning the Olympic Trials on my third campaign feels overwhelming,” said US Sailing Team’s Newberry ...
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8th for Mollerus / MacDiarmid and Halfway to Paris 2024 49erFX Selection

2024 Lanzarote 49er and FX Worlds© Sailing Energy / Lanzarote Sailing Center09 March, 2024 Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain (12 March 2024) - Six days of racing at the 2024 49er and 49erFX World Championships have wrapped in a range of challenging conditions with a dramatic volcanic island backdrop. The USA is coming away with a Top 10 world ranking in the 49er for Andrew Mollerus and Ian MacDiarmid, and we’ve reached the halfway point of selection for the Paris 2024 49erFX representatives. Final USA Results of 49er & 49erFX Worlds: 49erFX 11 - Steph Roble & Maggie Shea, US Sailing Team ...
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Reineke & F. McCann WIN U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Sailing

To receive daily updates straight to your inbox, sign up for the US Sailing Team newsletter, The Medalist FINAL UPDATE MIAMI, FLORIDA (24 February 2024) - The final day of U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Sailing brought both elation and frustration as the winners were decided in the ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 fleets. Erika Reineke (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) punched her ticket to the Paris 2024 Olympics in the ILCA 6 after seven days of intense racing, while Ford McCann (Houston, Texas) achieved athlete selection and will represent Team USA pending country qualification in the ILCA 7.  “It’s been a ...
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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.

the rio report september 17th

The Rio Report, Sept 17

  • Sonar Special Edition: Silver for Doerr, Kendell and Freund at Paralympic Games
  • Latest Photos
  • Results
the rio report september 16th

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
the rio report september 14h

 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
the rio report august 14th

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
the rio report august 13th

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
the rio report august 11th

The Rio Report, August 11

  • VIDEO: Rio Report #5 – A Tale of Two Courses
  • Full Team Daily Report
  • Latest Photos
  • Viewing Guide for Tomorrow
the rio report august 10th

The Rio Report, August 10

  • VIDEO: Rio Report #4 – Complexity Continues
  • Full Team Daily Report
  • Latest Photos
  • Viewing Guide for Tomorrow
the rio report august 9th

The Rio Report, August 9

  • VIDEO: Rio Report #3 – Battling the Conditions
  • Full Team Daily Report
  • Latest Photos
  • Viewing Guide for Tomorrow
the rio report august 8th

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
Rio Report August 7th

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)
the rio report august 4th

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


the medalist may 2016

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
the medalist january 2016

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

the medalist fall 2015

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
the medalist summer 2015

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
May 2015 The Medalist

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
The Medalist September 2014

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.
The Medalist June 2014

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
The Medalist March 2014

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