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  • Day 3: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014 With the start of Gold fleet racing in several classes today at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, the pressure has begun to intensify for the world's best Olympic-class sailors.
  • Day 2: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470's continue to have a strong showing in Hyères, as breezes in the mid-teens and waves up to 4 feet returned to the venue of the final ISAF Sailing World Cup event of 2014.
  • Day 1: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014 The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider enjoyed a strong start to the final event in the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup series, with American athletes currently in the top ten in the Men's and Women's 470, Laser Radial, and Finn.
  • US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Hyères Preview 2014 After a short break following the completion of ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca in Spain, the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider will be in action again April 21-26 at the upcoming World Cup event in Hyères, France.
  • Robert Iain Colin Billingham, 1957-2014, by Dean Brenner Bob Billingham was many things in the eyes of many people: an Olympic Medalist and a champion sailor; a world-class operations manager; a major player on multiple levels over many America’s Cup campaigns; and a tireless volunteer on countless boards and committees. But those are just the résumé items.
  • Remembering Bob Billingham, Sailor and Leader Sailing lost a true caretaker of the sport last week when Bob Billingham passed away after a long and valiant fight against cancer.
  • Day 6: ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014 The final day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca saw both US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470 teams compete in medal races in light and unsteady conditions.
  • Day 5: ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014 With medal race berths on the line, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470 athletes rose to the challenge on Day 5 at ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca.
  • Day 4: ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014 While the first three days of racing featured inconsistent breezes across all course areas of ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, Day 4 delivered wind speeds over 25 knots, and swells in excess of 8 feet.
  • Day 2: ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014
  • Day 1: ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014 US Athletes Race on Day 1 In Palma.
  • 2014 US Sailing Development Team Selected US Sailing has released the roster of the 2014 US Sailing Development Team (USSDT), the pathway team for the US Olympic Sailing Program. The Development Team is comprised of athletes who have demonstrated elite talent and rank as America's top prospects for future elevation to the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, and the US Olympic Team.
  • US Sailing Selects Roster for 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds Team
  • Clearwater Community Sailing Center Named US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Training Center Clearwater Community Sailing Center Named US Sailing Team Sperry Top Sider Training Center
  • 2014 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Announced 2014 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Announced
  • Selection Events Released for 2015 US Pan American Games Team The US Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has released the list of selection events for the 2015 United States Pan American Games Team, which will compete at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games.
  • Day 6 (Medal Races) - ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Medal Race Day at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami brought with it added pressure, close racing, and a renewed breeze that was a welcome sight to all competitors. The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider added to its medal haul with a gold in the Laser Radial, silver in the 49er, and bronze in the men's 470.
  • Day 5 - ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Friday marked the close of competition for Paralympic athletes, and the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider made it to the podium in two of three classes.
  • Day 3 - ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami The absence of suitable breeze in the morning on Day 3 of racing was followed by heavy rains in the afternoon, a combination that ultimately scuttled the attempts of regatta officials to complete any races. As a result, scores and standings remain unchanged for all competitors at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, and the focus is now squarely on tomorrow.
  • Day 2 - ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Light air returned to Miami, and forced delays of racing in all classes on Day 2. However, American athletes still delivered strong performances in the tricky conditions, and are in the top five overall in seven of thirteen classes, and are in the top ten in ten classes.
  • Day 1 - ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami The opening races of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami have been completed in warm but light-air conditions on the waters of Biscayne Bay. US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider report.
  • Nominations Now Open for US Sailing’s 2013 Coach the the Year Awards The OSC will honor coaches in five categories who have distinguished themselves at the youth, national and international levels.
  • A Message on the Retirement of Anna Tunnicliffe Portsmouth, R.I. (Jan. 10, 2014) As Anna Tunnicliffe announces her retirement from Olympic sailing, there can be no doubt that she leaves this level of the sport as an exceptionally successful Olympic athlete.
  • US Sailing Releases Selection Procedures for 2014 Youth Olympic Games US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) today released selection procedures for the upcoming Summer Youth Olympic Games, to be held in Nanjing, China, from August 16 to 28, 2014.
  • At the Helm Fall 2013 As we close in on the end of the 2013 World Championships season in Olympic and Paralympic classes, Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing, Josh Adams, brings your attention to three notable performances on the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider.
  • National Team Tour sponsored by Chubb Personal Insurance The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider’s “National Team Tour sponsored by Chubb Personal Insurance” debuts Nov. 7 and brings the excitement of high-performance sailing and first-hand stories of Olympic and Paralympic campaigning to passionate sailors, young and old.
  • Bronze for Railey at Laser Radial Worlds With a win in the final race at the 2013 Laser Radial World Championship, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athlete Paige Railey captured a bronze medal. Racing took place Oct. 1-7, in Rizhao, China, where a total 77 athletes competed in the series, which consisted of a six-race qualifying series and a six-race final series.
  • Preview to 49er Worlds From Sept. 24-29, over 95 international teams will compete at the 49er and 49er FX World Championship, making it the largest fleet assembled for competition in those classes to date.
  • Sailing World Cup Miami to Celebrate 25th Running US Sailing’s premier event – the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami – is set to return to Miami, Florida for top-level Olympic and Paralympic class racing. Scheduled for Jan. 25-Feb. 1, the regatta will mark its 25th anniversary of delivering elite-level competition in the sailing events selected for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • Valuable Knowledge at ISAF World Championships Test Event At the ISAF Sailing World Championships Test Event, in Santander, Spain, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider gained valuable venue knowledge in advance of the 2014 Worlds.
  • View from the waterline, Charlie McKee, Sept. 2013
  • July 2013 Athletes of the Month
  • American Sailors: Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha As the 470 World Championships kick off in La Rochelle, France, among the fleet will be ISAF #1 ranked team Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha.
  • 2013 Youth Worlds After five days of competitive racing in Limassol, Cyprus, the 2013 ISAF Youth World Championship concluded with five top-10 finishes for the U.S. Youth World Team. Top performance of the week came from Marion Lepert, who finished 4th overall in the RS:X girl’s class.
  • Olympic Day 2013 Sailors participating in US Sailing’s Junior Olympics Sailing Festival at Newport Harbor Yacht Club celebrated Olympic Day on July 11 with special guest Caleb Paine, a member of US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider in the Finn class and 2016 Olympic team aspirant.
  • Olympic Day 2013 Sailors participating in US Sailing’s Junior Olympics Sailing Festival at Newport Harbor Yacht Club celebrated Olympic Day on July 11 with special guest Caleb Paine, a member of US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider in the Finn class and 2016 Olympic team aspirant.
  • Youth Worlds Team Heads to Cyprus This week US Sailing’s 2013 Youth Worlds Team travels to Limassol, Cyprus to represent the United States at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth Sailing World Championship. Scheduled for July 11-20, the regatta is known as the world’s leading youth sailing event.
  • SKUD-18 Sailors Named to Team Four athletes qualified for the 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider in the Paralympic SKUD-18 class, based on their results at the C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic & Regatta, June 28-30, in Newport, R.I.
  • SKUD-18 and Nacra 17 Sailors to be Selected this Summer American sailors aiming for a berth at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will have an additional opportunity this summer to qualify for the 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider in the SKUD-18 and Nacra 17 classes.
  • 2013 Olympic Sailing Night Series Announced This summer young sailors will learn first-hand about the many pathways to Olympic sailing success as Olympians, medalists, coaches and leaders from the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program speak during “Olympic Sailing Night”, a series of speaking events held in collaboration with US Sailing’s national junior championship events.
  • Silver Medal at Delta Lloyd Regatta – Final As most American sailors were heading to their local racecourses during the Memorial Day weekend, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes were competing in the final day of racing at the Delta Lloyd Regatta, in Medemblik, The Netherlands.
  • U.S. Olympic Sailing Program Releases Vision 2024 Plan The U.S. Olympic Sailing Program released “Vision 2024,” its plan to rebuild the pathways to the Olympic podium.
  • Jaguar Therapeutics to Open Official Fitness Center US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider announced an extension of its partnership with Jaguar Therapeutics of Miami, Fla., naming its new 3200 square-foot facility an official fitness center of the team. The company’s principal, Chris Herrera, was named the Team’s medical coordinator and head physical therapist.
  • Olympic Sailing Program Adds Littlejohn US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Program named Mark Littlejohn (Auckland, NZL) as a coach of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider.
  • Day 6 Report: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Final The Medal Round racing concluded ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères with top American performance of 4th place in the Women’s 470 class by Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha.
  • Day 5 Report: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères Under dark skies and light wind on the racecourse, day 5 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères concluded the final series to determine the top 10 sailors/teams advancing to the medal round.
  • Daily Report: Day 4 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères As US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider sails into the conclusion at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, one day remains to qualify for the medal round on Saturday.
  • Day 3 Report: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères With sailors at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères into the final series to determine medal racing slots, U.S. sailors continued their charge at improving results.
  • Day 2 Report: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères On the second and final day of the qualifying round at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, conditions were light making it challenging for all racing. U.S. sailors advanced to the gold fleet in Women’s 470, 49er, Women’s RS:X and Laser, where fleets are split.
  • Day 1 report from SWC Hyères After a delay to allow the wind to strengthen into suitable conditions, day 1 of six at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères is in the book. A group of 17 American athletes are competing in Women’s 470, 49er, 49er FX, Women’s RS:X, Laser and Finn classes
  • Preview to ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Following on the previous ISAF Sailing World Cup event in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, a group of American sailors, including members of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and US Sailing Development Team, will compete against 800 sailors from 50 countries in France’s premier Olympic classes regatta, ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres.
  • Media Alert - Day 6 Palma - Final On the final day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider’s Anne Haeger and Briana Provancha captured a bronze medal in Women’s 470.
  • Media Alert - Day 5 Palma Going into the medal races on Saturday, the U.S. has five entries, with top contenders Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha, who are currently 5th overall in the Women’s 470. Sydney Bolger and Sarah Lihan will join them, as will Stuart McNay and Dave Hughes in the Men’s event.
  • Media Alert - Day 4 SWC Palma With the final round of racing underway at ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, today’s racing was a new turn in the quest for top performance. Three races were held for each class, points counting as a sum with the carryover result (a sailor’s overall standing at the end of the qualifying series).
  • Media Alert - Day 3 SWC Palma At the midway point of ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, today’s performances for US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider were about consolidating and moving forward into the next phase of the regatta.
  • Media Alert - Day 2 SWC Palma With the wind true to form for a second day at the 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, the 20- to 25-knot conditions gave the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider an opportunity to improve on overall results.
  • Media Alert - Day 1 SWC Palma Wet and wild conditions characterized the start to 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, in Palma de Mallorca, ESP. With wind gusting in the upper 20s and tall waves the norm, it was a challenging first day of racing.
  • Preview to ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma Following the 2016 Olympic Quadrennium racing season debut at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, in January, the international fleet is in Palma de Mallorca, Spain for the next event of the series.
  • Sailing Foundation of New York Renews Commitment The Board of Directors of the Sailing Foundation of New York announced today a $50,000 commitment to the pathway development plans of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program.
  • 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Announced US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, announced 34 athletes named to the 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. The national team is selected annually and comprised of the top sailors competing in the events selected for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • 2013 US Sailing Development Team Announced Thirty-eight talented sailors have been named to the 2013 US Sailing Development Team (USSDT), the pathway team supported by the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program and US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC).
  • 2013 U.S. Youth Championships Serves as Qualifier to 2014 U.S. Youth Worlds Team US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) and Youth Championships Committee announced that the 2013 U.S. Youth Championships will serve as a qualification event for the 2014 U.S. Youth Worlds Team. Hosted by Corpus Christi Yacht Club (Corpus Christi, Texas) from August 12-16, the regatta will expand to host more youth sailors and to include seven classes: 29er, Club 420, Formula 16, International 420, Laser, Laser Radial and RS:X.
  • Yale Cordage Selected as Team Supplier US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider has named Yale Cordage as the official High Performance Line and Rope Supplier through 2016.
  • 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Announced US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, announced 34 athletes named to the 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. The national team is selected annually and comprised of the top sailors competing in the events selected for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • American Sailor – Helena Scutt Get to know 49er FX athlete Helena Scutt, who reports in from Miami and the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider training camp. She talks boat speed, team work and sharks in this exclusive report.
  • Day 6 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami On the final day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, USA won 13 medals: five gold, three silver and three bronze.
  • Day 5 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami
  • Day 4 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Day four at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami brought new class leaders and established the final-race set-up for Friday’s RS:X, 2.4mR and Sonar classes. Americans lead five of the 12 competing fleets: Caleb Paine (Finn), Fred Strammer and Zach Brown (49er), Stuart McNay and Dave Hughes (Men’s 470), Sarah Newberry and John Casey (Nacra 17), and Paige Railey (Laser Radial).
  • Day 3 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami At the mid-point of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami regatta, USA sailors stand in good form among the 12 Olympic and Paralympic classes competing. Americans lead four fleets: Caleb Paine (Finn); Fred Strammer and Zach Brown (49er); Sarah Newberry and John Casey (Nacra 17); and Stuart McNay and David Hughes (Men’s 470).
  • Day 2 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Day two of racing brought score line improvements for many of the American sailors competing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. Americans hold seven top-three positions across the 12 Olympic and Paralympic classes competing, including class leaders Caleb Paine (Finn) and Fred Strammer and Zach Brown (49er).
  • Day 1 - ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami got underway today with scheduled races completed in 10 Olympic and two Paralympic classes on Biscayne Bay. This regatta serves as the selection event for 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, in all classes except for SKUD-18 and Nacra 17, as well as for the 2013 US Sailing Development Team.
  • Selection Process Announced for 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider US Sailing announced the selection process for athletes to qualify for the 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, the national team comprised of the top Olympic and Paralympic class sailors.
  • U.S. Olympic Sailing Program Names Spanhake Technical Director Furthering its commitment to surround sailors with expertise and knowledge, US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Program named Grant "Fuzz" Spanhake Technical Director of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider.
  • 13 Youth World Team Named Twelve youth sailors have qualified for US Sailing’s 2013 Youth World Team, and will receive invitations to represent the United States at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth World Championship in Limossol, Cypress from July 11-20.
  • US Sailing Selects Youth World Team Thirteen youth sailors have qualified for US Sailing’s 2013 Youth World Team, and will receive invitations to represent the United States at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth World Championship.
  • U.S. Olympic Sailing Program Partners with Oakcliff Sailing US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider announced a partnership with Oakcliff Sailing of Oyster Bay, N.Y, naming Oakcliff an official training center of the team. Through the generous support of Oakcliff founder Hunt and Betsy Lawrence, Oakcliff will acquire 24 Olympic class boats – eight each of the Nacra 17, 49er and 49er FX skiffs – that the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider will have full access to for Team-level training and youth development throughout the year.
  • At the Helm December 2012 As the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games year comes to a close, the key pieces are falling into place for the start of the Rio 2016 Quad.
  • The Lifted Tack - December, 2012 In his first column for The Medalist newsletter, High Performance Director Charlie McKee talks about the future of the performance program and what U.S. sailors can expect.
  • Coach of the Year Nominations Open US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee seeks nominations from the public for the 2012 Coach of the Year Awards in Sailing. The OSC will select coaches in five categories that recognize outstanding achievement at the local, national and international level.
  • American Sailor Charlie Buckingham Olympic Development Team member Charlie Buckingham was recently selected for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, after a tryout session in San Francisco earlier this month. We caught up with Charlie in Miami where he is training with US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider in the Laser.
  • McKee Appointed High Performance Director Two-time Olympic medalist Charlie McKee (Coronado, Calif.) has been appointed High Performance Director of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program. His responsibilities will include managing all on-the-water elements of the U.S. Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, including the coaching program, technical development and youth development with a goal of enabling U.S. sailors to reach the highest level of competition for the next Olympic and Paralympic quadrenniums.
  • Notice of Race Published for ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami US Sailing’s premier competition for Olympic and Paralympic class sailboat racing returns to Miami, Fla. January 27 – February 2, 2013. Now known as the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, the regatta serves up six days of elite-level competition in the 13 sailing events selected for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • Olympic Review Panel Presents Report At US Sailing’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco, an independent Olympic Review Panel presented a report of its findings and recommendations after a two-month evaluation of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program.
  • 2013 Youth Worlds Qualifier US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee has announced the equipment for its 2013 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth Worlds Qualifier regatta. The event will take place January 18-21, 2013 at the Clearwater Yacht Club in Clearwater, Fla., and is open to U.S. sailors and to Canadian youth sailors in select classes.
  • 2012 Awards Presented From the iconic St. Francis Yacht Club, the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider presented the 2012 “Charlie Awards” to the sailors who achieved excellence in the following categories: Breakthrough Performance, Commercial Award, Best Teammate, Social Media Award, and Outstanding Service to the Team.
  • Jobson Appoints Richardson OSC Chairman US Sailing President Gary Jobson announced the appointment of Ben Richardson (Gloucester, Mass.) as chairman of the Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) during US Sailing’s Annual General Meeting, held Nov. 3 in San Francisco, Calif. Richardson will take over from outgoing chairman Dean Brenner who has served as chairman since 2008.
  • Miami Named Venue For ISAF Sailing World Cup November 5, 2012 - Miami, USA has been named as the fifth venue of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. Set to be held at US Sailing Center Miami from 26 January to 2 February 2013, the regatta will form part of the ISAF Sailing World Cup until 2016.
  • Spotlight: Jen French and JP Creignou In September, Jen French and JP Creignou won a silver medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. We caught up with the duo to talk about life after the Games.
  • Statement on change in performance leadership Effective September 18, Kenneth Andreasen has been released from his position of High Performance Director/Head Coach at US Sailing. The decision was announced by Josh Adams, Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing.
  • Paralympic Silver for USA With the final day of competition at the Paralympic Sailing Regatta cancelled due to lack of wind in Weymouth and Portland, racing results, to date, stood as final. The U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team’s Jen French and JP Creignou collected a silver medal in the SKUD-18 event (Two Person Keelboat).
  • How to follow U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team The U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team is ready to begin racing at the 2012 Paralympic Games. With the Paralympic Sailing Regatta due to begin on Sept. 1 and continue through Sept. 6, the six-athlete strong team has completed boat measurement, registration and today’s practice race.
  • Preview: 2012 Paralympic Games In less than one week, the Paralympic Games will begin in London, and the U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team is heading to Weymouth and Portland, site of the Paralympic Sailing Regatta. Six athletes will represent the United States in three Paralympic events, set to take place August 29-September 9.
  • How to Follow the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team With the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team’s arrival in London, England earlier this week, preparations for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Regatta are underway in Weymouth and Portland, U.K. in advance of the event, set to take place July 29 – August 11.
  • Olympic Team Send-Off Party In keeping with one of the most treasured moments for any Olympic team, the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team was the guest of honor at “Good Luck USA Send-off presented by Maclaren.
  • Olympic Day Celebrated in Rhode Island Junior sailors had the opportunity to meet and learn from members of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams on July 10 as US Sailing presented Olympic Day at Sail Newport.
  • Youth Worlds Team Set to Compete US Sailing’s 2012 Youth Worlds Team will travel to Dublin, Ireland this week to compete in the 2012 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth World Championships.
  • St. Francis Yacht Club First to Renew Commitment Building upon its support of the 2012 US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Program, the St. Francis Yacht Club becomes the first gold medal partner yacht club of the 2013-2016 Olympic cycle.
  • Kiss Wins Bronze at Laser Radial Youth Worlds US Sailing Development Team member Mitchell Kiss (Holland, Mich.) won a bronze medal at the 2012 Laser Radial Youth World Championship held June 29 – July 4, in Brisbane, Australia.
  • Silver and Bronze at Match Racing Worlds US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider collected two podium positions on the final day of racing at the ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship. Anna Tunnicliffe with her ‘Team Maclaren’ of Molly Vandemoer and Debbie Capozzi won a silver medal, while team mates Sally Barkow and her ‘Team 7’ of Elizabeth Kratzig-Burnham and Alana O’Reilly won bronze.
  • Coach Boat: June 2012 Many times over the past months and years, I have asked myself...what are the signs that we are on the right track. Is it solely that we are producing results at large international events, or are there also other factors that play into that equation?
  • Final - Sail for Gold 2012 The final day of racing at Sail for Gold brought silver and bronze medals to US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan won silver in Women’s 470, while in Women’s Match Racing Anna Tunnicliffe with her ‘Team Maclaren’ of Molly Vandemoer and Debbie Capozzi won bronze.
  • Day 5 Sail for Gold With continued high wind conditions over Weymouth and Portland, organizers of Sail for Gold cancelled all racing for the day. As this was the final scheduled day of racing in the Paralympic classes, the results, to date, stand as final. For the Olympic classes, those in the top-10 will advance to Saturday’s medal races.
  • Sail for Gold day 4 Gale-force winds put an early end to day 4 of Sail for Gold, but before racing was halted the race committee completed an abbreviated schedule for most classes, except for Paralympic and Star in which all racing was cancelled for the day.
  • Day 3 Sail for Gold At the mid-week point of Sail for Gold, an ISAF World Cup event, the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider continued to accrue consistent results.
  • Day 2 Sail for Gold An outstanding second day on the water saw US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes move up into the standings and claim three top-3 positions in Women’s 470, 49er and Finn.
  • Day 1 Sail for Gold With the first day of racing in the books at Sail for Gold, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider holds six top-10 positions across 10 Olympic and three Paralympic classes
  • Good Luck USA With less than two months until the start of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, England, US Sailing announced a nationwide effort to cheer on the US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams.
  • Athletes Continue Preparation in Europe As the days continue to count down until the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes are foregoing the traditional American Memorial Day holiday to mark the start of summer.
  • At the Helm - May 2012 On May 7 we finally determined who the last three members of the 2012 US Olympic Sailing Team would be. The Women’s Match Racing Trials concluded and Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly Vandemoer and Debbie Capozzi won a close trials against several other strong teams, and won the right to represent the USA at the Games this summer.
  • Final Members of US Olympic Team Selected In a thrilling conclusion to four days of women’s match racing, Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, Fla.) and her Team Maclaren crew Molly Vandemoer (Stanford, Calif.) and Debbie Capozzi (Bayport, N.Y.) won the 2012 US Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta.
  • Tunnicliffe Leads Finals Racing in the Final Round of the U.S. Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta began today with five flights competed. Tunnicliffe leads Barkow 4 wins to one.
  • Tunnicliffe and Barkow Advance With the two Semi-Final Rounds complete in the U.S. Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta, two teams advance to the Final Round.
  • Tunnicliffe and Tulloch Lead Day 1 Racing in the U.S. Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta got underway in Weymouth/Portland, UK, with a significant portion of the Semi-final Round completed.
  • Olympic Trials Begin May 4 On May 4, the USA’s top Olympic hopefuls in Women’s Match Racing will begin competition in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta, in Weymouth, England.
  • Sperry Top-Sider Named Title Sponsor of US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider®, the leading global nautical performance and lifestyle brand, announced today its title sponsorship of the US Sailing Team.
  • Day 2 in Hyeres The strong Mistral wind experience so far at French Olympic Sailing Week, in Hyeres, France, has proven a challenge that the US Sailing Team is enjoying.
  • Day 1 in Hyeres In classic French style, day 1 schedule of racing at French Olympic Sailing Week was revised due to the famed Mistral.
  • Team Heads to France In 100 days, the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics will begin competition at the 2012 Olympic Games, in Weymouth, England. To prepare for the pinnacle in sailing competition, the Team is in Hyeres, France for French Olympic Sailing Week.
  • At the Helm - April Our team just finished a great event in Palma de Mallorca, Spain at the Princess Sofia Trophy Regatta. We have lots of things to be excited about from that event.
  • 2012 US Sailing Development Team Named Fifty-two talented sailors have been named to the 2012 US Sailing Development Team (USSDT), the youth pipeline team supported by US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC).
  • Golden Spinnaker Gala Raises $150,000 The Sailing Foundation of New York raised an impressive $150,000 for the US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Program at the Golden Spinnaker Gala. Hosted on Feb. 16 by New York Yacht Club at its iconic clubhouse in Manhattan, the evening event celebrated the hard work, team work and dedication required to achieve success at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • Tunnicliffe Awarded Rolex Yachtswoman For the fourth straight year, Anna Tunnicliffe was named US Sailing's Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year.
  • 2012 Youth Worlds Team Announced Eleven youth sailors have qualified for US Sailing’s 2012 Youth World Team, and will receive invitations to represent the United States at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth World Championship in Dublin, Ireland, from July 12-21.
  • At the Helm - February 2012 We’re now at 169 days from the Olympics and 202 days from the Paralympics, as of tonight. And with most of our Teams chosen (all except our three women’s match racers), our preparation takes two distinct tracks.
  • Coach Boat - February 2012 It’s so exciting to know that we are yet another month closer to the Olympics and Paralympics. Many sailors have told me. What was once this regatta in the distant future is now just a few months away.
  • 2012 Paralympic Team Selected The six members of the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team – Sailing were selected based on performances at US Sailing’s 2012 Rolex Miami OCR, held Jan. 23-28, 2012, in Miami, Fla., and the IFDS Worlds held two weeks earlier in Port Charlotte, Fla.
  • Day 6 Rolex Miami OCR Racing summary: US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics won one gold, two silver and one bronze medals on the concluding day of US Sailing’s 2012 Rolex Miami OCR in the Finn, Women’s RS:X, 49er and Women’s Match Racing, respectively.
  • Day 3 at Rolex Miami OCR It was another strong day of performance for US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics at US Sailing’s 2012 Rolex Miami OCR.
  • Day 1 RMOCR On the opening day of US Sailing’s 2012 Rolex Miami OCR, US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics athletes hold seven top-10 spots in the 10 Olympic and three Paralympic classes. Racing continues through Friday for the Paralympic classes where the U.S. Paralympic Team Selection will occur.
  • From the Helm - January 2012 We’re home from the World Championships in Perth, Australia, after a long stay, lots of sailing and the conclusion of 9 of our 10 Olympic Trials. After Perth, everyone hustled home for the holidays and a much needed respite.
  • Silver at IFDS Worlds US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics members Jen French (St. Petersburg, Fla.) and JP Creignou (St. Petersburg, Fla.) scored a silver medal in the 8-boat SKUD-18 fleet at the 2012 IFDS World Championship.
  • Coach Boat - January 2012 It's amazing that we are less than 200 days from the start of the Olympic Games. Three and a half years ago it seemed like 2012 was so far away and yet we are already "almost there."
  • Tunnicliffe Named 2011 Rolex Yachtswoman World Champion and ISAF Sailing World Champion Anna Tunnicliffe was named 2011 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, along with Rolex Yachtsman winner Bill Hardesty. The winners will be honored on February 22, during a luncheon at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, where they will be presented with specially-engraved Rolex timepieces.
  • USSTAG Heads to Worlds US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics is in Florida competing at the International Federation for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) World Championships, which begins today in Punta Gorda, Fla. and concludes Sunday, Jan. 15. The regatta, which serves as the first of two U.S. selection events for the U.S. Paralympic Team – Sailing, will see over 100 of the world’s top Paralympic sailors from 20 countries competing.
  • ISAF Worlds Concludes On the final day at the ISAF Sailing World Championships, Erik Storck (Huntington, N.Y.) and Trevor Moore (Naples, Fla./Pomfret, Vt.) went into the 49er medal race with a chance at a bronze medal.
  • ISAF Worlds Dec 13 Fleet racing hit its stride on Tuesday at the ISAF Sailing World Championships. With a set of significant thunderstorms rolling through overnight, conditions on the course were moderate, shifty and, at times, rain-covered.
  • 2012 US Olympic Team Dec 12 The next chapter in the lives of five US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics athletes began at the ISAF Sailing World Championships when they were selected for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team.
  • Railey Wins Bronze On the final medal race day of the ISAF Sailing World Championships, Paige Railey won a bronze medal in the Laser Radial, while Zach Railey finished 9th overall in the Finn. In Women’s Match Racing, Genny Tulloch, Jenn Chamberlin and Alice Manard Leonard went continued in the repechage round, and Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih were the top scoring US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics team in the Star class.
  • Raileys Advance to Medal Races It was do or die in the fleet racing classes for US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics athletes competing in the Finn, Laser Radial and Men’s 470 classes as well as Women’s Match Racing at the ISAF Sailing World Championships.
  • Fleet Racing Series Soon to Conclude As the first half of the ISAF Sailing World Championships nears the end of the series, it’s all on to determine who will advance into the medal races.
  • Americans off to winning start The 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships kicked off today in Freemantle, Australia with the first of two days in Women’s Match Racing. Anna Tunnicliffe’s (Plantation, Fla.) “Team Maclaren” of Molly Vandemoer (Stanford, Calif.) and Debbie Capozzi (Bayport, N.Y.) went 3-0 in the round robin against teams from Denmark, Canada and Brazil.
  • USSTAG in Australia for World Championships It all comes down to one regatta for US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics athletes looking to clinch a U.S. Olympic Team spot. The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Championships, set to take place Dec. 3-18, 2011 in Perth, Australia, will serve as the second and final U.S. Olympic Team Selection Event in the nine Olympic fleet racing events
  • US Sailing Announces Multihull Qualifier for 2012 Youth Worlds Team With the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil only four years away, now is the time for youth sailors to consider a campaign in a high-performance multihull. Although the boat has not yet been selected, US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Program has already begun development of this discipline in the U.S. through its US Sailing Development Team.
  • USSTAG Wins Two Medals at Sail Melbourne The first stop on theISAF 2011-12 Sailing World Cup series concluded Friday in Melbourne, Australia, and US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics members took two medals, gold and bronze. Stuart McNay and Graham Biehl won a gold medal in the Men’s 470, while Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan won bronze in the Women’s 470 class.
  • Schoonmaker Awarded ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy James ‘Ding’ Schoonmaker (Naples, Fla.) today received the 2011 ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy, which honors an individual for their outstanding contribution to the sport of sailing.
  • USA Qualifies for London Olympic Games in Two Events Glorious wind and sunshine were a welcome change for the first part of the ISAF Sailing World Championships, held in Fremantle, AUS.
  • The Doctor is Back The Fremantle Doctor returned on Dec. 7 and with it brought characteristically windy conditions to the ISAF Sailing World Championships. The day’s conditions ranged in the 18-20 knot range, which allowed the Race Committee to run three races in all fleet classes – RS:X Women, 470 Men, Laser Radial and Finn – and to catch up on the schedule for Group B’s Women’s Match Racing. The fleet racing classes have now raced a series – determined at this event as five races – and will be split into “gold” and “silver” fleets.
  • Anna Tunnicliffe Wins 2011 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year The International Sailing Federation named US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics’ Anna Tunnicliffe the recipient of the 2011 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year, the most prestigious recognition in the sport of sailing.
  • American YC Fundraiser Success American Yacht Club raised an impressive $125,000 for the US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Program at an event held October 22 in collaboration with four regional yacht clubs: Larchmont, Centerport, Noroton and Stamford.
  • Slow second day for Women’s Match Racing In uncharacteristic fashion, Fremantle’s famous “Doctor” didn’t show itself, in fact it stayed away the entire day forcing ISAF Sailing World Championships’ race committee to abandon women’s match racing. US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics’ Genny Tulloch, Alice Manard Leonard and Jenn Chamberlin were the only Americans to race
  • U.S. Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta Final Oct. 30 In a dramatic conclusion to five days of racing, Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, Fla.) and her Team Maclaren crew Molly Vandemoer (Stanford, Calif.) and Debbie Capozzi (Bayport, N.Y.) won the 2011 U.S. Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta over Genny Tulloch (Sausalito, Calif.) and her Team GetSailing Alice Manard Leonard (East Haven, Conn.) and Jenn Chamberlin (Washington, D.C.).
  • U.S. Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta Day 4 After a quick finish to the semi-final round this morning, two teams advanced into the final round of the 2011 U.S. Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta: Team Maclaren — Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, Fla.), Molly Vandemoer (Stanford, Calif.) and Debbie Capozzi (Bayport, N.Y.) – and Team GetSailing – Genny Tulloch (Sausalito, Calif.) Alice Manard Leonard (East Haven, Conn.) and Jenn Chamberlin (Washington, D.C.).
  • U.S. Olympic Team Qualifier Day 3 Where once there were eight teams, now there are four teams remaining in the 2011 U.S. Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta in Key Biscayne, Fla. After completion of the second Round Robin this morning by PRO Ron Drucker and the Key Biscayne Yacht Club Race Committee, the top four teams advanced to the Semi-Final Round.
  • US Olympic Qualifying Regatta Day 2 With the two round robins near completion at the U.S. Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta, three teams have clearly risen to the top of the overall standings with only four matches dropped among them.
  • Nominations Sought for 2011 Coach of the Year US SAILING’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) seeks nominations from the public for the 2011 Coach of the Year Awards in Sailing. The OSC will select coaches in five categories: National Coach of the Year, Developmental Coach of the Year, Volunteer Coach of the Year, Paralympic Coach of the Year, and the “Doc” Counsilman Science Award.
  • US Olympic Team Qualifier Day 1 After the first day of round robin racing at the U.S. Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta, Genny Tulloch’s team was the only team of the eight competing to win all of their matches.
  • Pan American Games Final Team USA’s sailors wrapped up the Pan American Games regatta at the Vallarta Yacht Club on Sunday by grabbing six total medals — four silver and two bronze — in the nine classes contested.
  • Pan Am Games Oct 22 Following another strong showing Saturday, Team USA enters Sunday’s medal races in podium position in six of the nine classes being contested in the Pan American Games regatta at the Vallarta Yacht Club.
  • Pan Am Games Oct 21 Paige Railey won twice in the Laser Radial class to lead Team USA on day four of the Pan American Games regatta at the Vallarta Yacht Club.
  • Racing at U.S. Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta On October 26, the nation’s top Olympic hopefuls in Women’s Match Racing will begin competition in the U.S. Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta, in Miami, Fla. Organized by US SAILING, the national governing body for the sport, the Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) and Key Biscayne Yacht Club, the ISAF Grade 3 event is scheduled for Oct. 26-30, and will determine the top four teams who will advance to the second, and final, selection event for the 2012 Olympic Team berth in Women’s Match Racing.
  • Equipment for 2012 ISAF Youth Worlds Qualifier US SAILING’s Olympic Sailing Committee has announced the equipment for the US SAILING’s 2012 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth Worlds Qualifier. The event will take place January 13-16, 2012 at the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach, Calif.
  • Pan Am Games Day 3 Heading into the scheduled “lay day,” Team USA leads in the Lightning and the J/24 classes and stands in medal position in three others through six races of the Pan American Games sailing regatta at the Vallarta Yacht Club.
  • Pan Am Games Day 2 Racing in light-wind conditions, Team USA enjoyed a successful day two of the Pan American Games sailing regatta Tuesday at the Vallarta Yacht Club. Through four races, the U.S. holds or shares the lead in three classes — Lightning, Snipe and Sunfish.
  • Pan Am Games Day 1 of Racing Following Monday’s opening day of Pan American Games sailing action at the Vallarta Yacht Club, Team USA holds or shares the lead in a trio of classes — J/24, Lightning and Sunfish.
  • U.S. Pan American Team – Sailing Heads to Mexico This week US SAILING’s representatives on the Pan American Games Team head to Mexico to compete in the XVI Pan American Games. The sailing competition will be hosted at the Vallarta Yacht Club in Puerto Vallarta from Oct. 17-23, and will feature nine events, including four Olympic classes - Laser (Men), Laser Radial (Women) and RS:X (Men and Women) - and five non-Olympic, open classes - Hobie 16, J/24, Lightning, Snipe and Sunfish.
  • Setting Sail in Boston Savoring the start of the fall season in New England, a select group of AlphaGraphics franchise owners and AlphaGraphics Boston customers joined US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics athletes to set sail in Boston for a special two day event run by USSTAG, Group Experiential Learning (GEL), AlphaGraphics Boston and Courageous Sailing Center.
  • Development Clinic for Aspiring Olympians in the Laser and Radial US SAILING’s Olympic Sailing Development Program has added an additional Laser and Laser Radial Open Clinic to the schedule of upcoming opportunities for young sailors aspiring to be the best in the U.S. The clinic will be hosted on November 12-13, in Houston, Texas, and run by US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics coaches Luther Carpenter and Mike Kalin.
  • Top 10 Questions on Development Team Selection With the process for qualifying to the US Sailing Development Team changing, many youth sailors have contacted US SAILING’s High Performance Director Kenneth Andreasen and asked him for advice on the process and team selection. Here are the top-10 received questions and his thoughts and guidance.
  • Two, Three at US SAILING's Rolex IWKC Anna Tunnicliffe and Sally Barkow skippered two teams to second and third place, respectively, at the US SAILING's 2011 Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship. A total of 36 teams from across the globe raced in J/22s over four days. In the end, it was Cory Sertl who won the overall champion's crown and the Bengt Julin Trophy.
  • College sailing and Olympic Sailing Many people ask the question, “Can you combine college sailing and Olympic sailing?” I think the answer is yes, but there has to be a variation based on where you are in your sailing career and where you want to go. Excerpted from Sept., 2011 edition of The Medalist newsletter
  • At the Helm September 2011 There is a cycle and a rhythm to the calendar of Olympic Sailing. Winter time means training and racing in Miami at US SAILING’s Rolex Miami OCR. Spring time means Spain, France and Holland for the ISAF Sailing World Cup stops. Summer means Weymouth and maybe Kiel. And fall usually means being home. If there is an “off season” in Olympic sailing, this is it.
  • Updated Logo Revealed for US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics – the national sailing team comprised of the country’s top performing Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls – unveiled a revised team logo. The team’s title sponsor AlphaGraphics, the provider of visual communications for businesses through nearly 300 owner-operated, locally-based business centers worldwide, recently launched a new corporate identity to reflect a global focus on innovation and ingenuity. The USSTAG logo incorporates AlphaGraphics’new logo into the team’s all American red, white and blue design.
  • USSTAG Sailors Head to Rolex IWKC The defending Rolex IWKC champion team is back for another shot at the title. They compete full-time as “Team Maclaren” for a 2012 Olympic berth in Women’s Match Racing as members of the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. Team Maclaren includes Olympic Gold medalist and Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly Vandemoer, Debbie Capozzi with Liz Bower. They’ll face three-time champion and Olympian Sally Barkow and Alana O’Reilly with Annie Lush and Jacqueline Campbell; and Genny Tulloch, who is crewing for Kristen Lane.
  • Coach Boat - August 2011 We are so proud of our pipeline program and the results we are seeing from our talented next generation of Olympic sailors. The team coming home from the ISAF Youth Worlds with three silver medals shows that we have the next group of sailors ready to successfully move into Olympic class boats.
  • Alison Named to National Sailing Hall of Fame The National Sailing Hall of Fame has named US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics Paralympic Coach Betsy Alison to its inaugural class of inductees. Alison is one of 15 American sailors noted for their significant impact on the development of the sport including Gary Jobson, Ted Hood, Dennis Conner and Lowell North.
  • US SAILING Announces Expansion for 2012 US Sailing Development Team To reflect the advancement of Olympic class sailing in the U.S. and to meet the increased demand from talented sailors to join the US Sailing Development Team (USSDT), US SAILING’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) announced a new structure for the 2012 USSDT.
  • August 13 London 2012 Olympic Test Event On the final day of the 2012 London Olympic Test Event, the US Team took to the spectator-friendly Nothe Course for the medal races. In the Star medal race Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih finished in 7th for an overall 10th. That race was followed by the Finn medal race in which Zach Railey finished in 9th for an overall 9th place. With the medal races completed, so is the 2011 Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, the only Pre-Olympic test event prior to the 2012 Games.
  • August 12 London 2012 Olympic Test Event It was ladies day at the 2012 London Olympic Test Event for the US Team with entries in two of the day’s medal races. Paige Railey won a bronze medal in Laser Radial, and Erin Maxwell and Isabelle Kinsolving Farrar claimed a 470 Women’s 9th overall. With the day’s wind conditions back into a more suitable 11-15 knots, racing took place as scheduled. The final day for each class is always reserved for the medal race in which the top 10 sailors from the 10-race series advance.
  • August 10, London 2012 Olympic Test Event With the wind howling and gusting up to 25 knots on Weymouth Bay, the US Team turned in a variety of impressive results including two wins in the Laser Radial class by Paige Railey. As the London 2012 Olympic Test Event reaches its final stretch over the next three days, US athletes who have already advanced to a medal race include Railey, plus Zach Railey (Finn), and Erin Maxwell and Isabelle Kinsolving Farrar (Women’s 470). Racing in the Star class was abandoned today and Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih will resume their series on Thursday.
  • Day 8 London 2012 Olympic Test Event The first medal of the 2011 Weymouth and Portland International Regatta was won by Sally Barkow, Alana O’Reilly and Elizabeth Kratzig Burnham when they defeated Claire Leroy (FRA), 2-0, in the Women’s Match Racing petit-final. After a disappointing semi-final match loss of 2-3 to Silja Lehtinen (FIN), Barkow and her Team 7 Match Race quickly switched gears and dismissed the French team in two quick matches in the petit-final round.
  • Day 7 London 2012 Olympic Test Event The howling 20-plus, building wind continued to challenge the U.S. Team at the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta. With days of racing left in the regatta, U.S. Team holds four top-10 positions and has already advanced to the Semi Final round of Women’s Match Racing.
  • Day 6 London 2012 Olympic Test Event In sharp contrast to yesterday’s quiet morning, today’s start was on time in 20-plus, building wind. In addition, the courses were longer and the target time per race was longer, putting a premium on boat speed, boat handling, fitness and tactics. Think of today’s trapezoid with three windward/leeward laps as Olympic racing for the new generation of super-fit athletes. The U.S. Team captured five top-10 positions at the mid-way point for the regatta.
  • USSTAG’s Reineke Wins Laser Radial Youth Worlds In a remarkable display of consistent sailing across six days of racing, US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics’ Erika Reineke won the 2011 Laser Radial Youth World Championship held July 24-31, in La Rochelle, France. Less than two weeks prior, Reineke won a silver medal at the ISAF Youth Worlds and moments after the prizegiving she stated her goal of defending her 2010 Radial World title.
  • Day 5 London 2012 Olympic Test Event Although there was slight onshore postponement while the RC waited for suitable wind, once racing got started it was well worth the wait. Light wind mid-day built to gusting 15-18 knots and cooler temperatures across the five race courses. Today was the first day that all classes raced on the same day in this 11-day series. USA holds five top-10 positions in the Women’s 470, Finn, Laser Radial and Women’s Match Racing.
  • Day 4 London 2012 Olympic Test Event The Laser, Laser Radial and Men’s and Women’s 470 joined the Men’s and Women’s RS:X fleets for racing today while Women’s Match Racing took the day off in preparation for the Quarter Final Round tomorrow. Stuart McNay and Graham Biehl made quick work of the Men’s 470 fleet and are in 5th overall; while in the Women’s 470 Erin Maxwell and Isabelle Kinsolving Farrar also had a great day and find themselves in 5th overall. Paige Railey holds the 12th spot in the Laser Radial and Laser sailor Brad Funk is in 14th.
  • Day 3 London 2012 Olympic Test Event On the final day of the Women’s Match Racing round robins, Sally Barkow’s Team 7 Match Race defeated the undefeated Russian team and qualified for the Quarter Finals. Barkow, who sails with Alana O’Reilly and Elizabeth Kratzig Burnham, also defeated the Spanish team, but lost out to the British and French teams to finish with a 7-4 record.
  • Aug 3 - Day 2 of racing at London 2012 Olympic Test Event The Women’s Match Racing round robin continued today at the London 2012 Olympic Test Event, in Weymouth, U.K. with Sally Barkow’s Team 7 Match Race now up to 5 wins, 2 losses, standing the team in third overall in the round robin. Today was an official practice race for the Men’s and Women’s RS:X fleet, while the other U.S. teams went out for a day of practice. With crew Alana O’Reilly (Charleston, S.C.) and Elizabeth Kratzig Burnham (Miami Beach, Fla.) Barkow (Nashotah, Wis.) sailed in the afternoon group going against and dropped only one race against Finland’s Silja Lehtinen. They stand in third overall in the round robins, which continue tomorrow where the eight quarterfinalists will be determined.
  • New Website for 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams In the one year countdown to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, US SAILING has launched a new website that highlights America’s sailing athletes’ journey to Weymouth, U.K., the location of the sailing competition. The new site, http://olympics.ussailing.org, illustrates the U.S. Team’s “Way to Weymouth” and was created in-house at the sport’s national governing body in collaboration with the Olympic Sailing Committee with the goal of sharing the excitement of Games preparation with fans across the country.
  • August 2 London 2012 Olympic Test Event The first day of racing began today at the London 2012 Olympic Test Event, in Weymouth, U.K., with the Elliott 6m Women’s Match Racing event. U.S. Team representatives Sally Barkow, Alana O’Reilly and Elizabeth Kratzig Burnham sailed three matches of the first round robin today in light and shifty wind on Portland Harbour. They won two matches against the Portuguese and Australian teams, but lost by one second to the German team.
  • Media Alert: August 1 London 2012 Olympic Test Event As the U.S. Team selected to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Test Event finishes the final details of preparation at the USA compound, the focus turns to the next 12 days of Olympic class competition at the 2011 Weymouth and Portland International Regatta.
  • US SAILING Announces 2011 Pre-Olympic Regatta Team US SAILING, the national governing body for the sport, and the Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) are proud to announce the 16 athletes selected to represent the U.S. at the 2011 Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, the London 2012 Olympic Test Event. Held Aug. 2-13 at the Portland National Sailing Academy, in Weymouth, U.K., the venue for the 2012 Olympic Games, the regatta is designed to replicate the Games atmosphere and will host 460 sailors representing 66 nations.
  • Three Silver Medals from 2011 ISAF Youth Worlds In a thrilling final day of racing, US SAILING’s Youth World Team won three silver medals at the 2011 International Sailing Federation Youth World Championship, in Zadar, Croatia. US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) athlete Erika Reineke won silver in Laser Radial; Morgan Kiss and Christina Lewis won silver in Girls 420; and Antoine Screve and Mac Agnese won silver in the 29er.
  • Coach Boat - Kenneth Andreasen, July 2011 Our team just finished sailing at the IFDS Worlds in Weymouth and the hard training paid off. With Silver medal and a 4th in the Skud, a 4th and 5th in the 2.4m and a 5th, 6th, 15th in the Sonar we are starting to knock on the door and achieve our goal of being in a position to win three medals at the Paralympics in a year.
  • At the Helm - Dean Brenner, July 2011 The story of the day is clearly our Disabled Sailing Team’s performance at the recently completed IFDS World Championship in Weymouth, England.
  • Pan American Games Press Conference Bob Willis represented the 2011 U.S. Pan American Games Team at a press conference coinciding with the 100-day mark until the Pan American Games begin in Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • USSTAG’s French and Creignou Bring Home Silver from IFDS Worlds US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics members Jen French and JP Creignou scored a silver medal in the 21-boat SKUD-18 fleet at the 2011 IFDS World Championship, behind GBR’s Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell. USSTAG performances in both 2.4mr and Sonar classes guaranteed USA of a berth in each class for the 2012 Paralympic Games.
  • Mid-event Update - 2011 IFDS Worlds With four days of racing completed and two remaining at the 2011 IFDS World Championships, held in Weymouth, U.K., the venue for the 2012 Paralympic Games. US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) holds six top-10 spots across the three Paralympic classes.
  • 2011 Youth Worlds US SAILING’s Youth Worlds Team travels to Zadar, Croatia this week for the 2011 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth Worlds. Scheduled for July 9-15 and considered the pinnacle youth sailing championship in the world, the regatta will host over 300 sailors from 54 countries.
  • USSTAG Heads to Weymouth for IFDS Worlds As the U.S. prepares to celebrate the long holiday weekend, 15 members of US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics are at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic venue preparing to compete in the 2011 International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) World Championship.
  • Three Medals at Kiel Week US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics athletes wrapped up a successful week of racing at Kiel Week by winning three medals: Paige Railey won gold in the Laser Radial; Erin Maxwell and Isabelle Kinsolving Farrar won gold in the Women’s 470; and Zach Railey won bronze in the Finn.
  • Coach Boat June 2011 We are just over a year away from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and we have now had the chance to see Weymouth and Portland from yet another side when we participated in the 2011 Skandia Sail for Gold.
  • At the Helm - Dean Brenner, June 2011 We’re just back from the Sail for Gold event in Weymouth, England, the venue for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We competed in all 13 Olympic and Paralympic events and had a full team and staff over there. It was quite an operation.
  • Final report from Sail for Gold On the final day of racing at Skandia Sail for Gold, US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics athletes won two medals in women’s match racing: gold for Anna Tunnicliffe, Debbie Capozzi and Molly Vandemoer; and bronze for Sally Barkow, Alana O’Reilly and Elizabeth Kratzig Burnham. Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih won the Star class medal race and Zach Railey took a second in the Finn medal race.
  • Day 5 report Skandia Sail for Gold Today was the final day of racing for US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics in the Paralympic classes – 2.4mR, Sonar and SKUD-18 – at the Skandia Sail for Gold, in Weymouth, U.K. Athletes in the Olympic classes, competing here for U.S. Olympic Team selection, had a goal of making the top-10 in each class and advancing to Saturday’s medal race. US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics will be represented in the Finn, Women’s 470, Star and in the Women’s Match Racing final match for gold and the petit-final for bronze.
  • Day 4 report Sail for Gold Today was the traditional “moving day” for US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics on day four of Skandia Sail for Gold. As the saying goes, you either move up in the overall standings and increase your chances to get into the top-10 group who advances to Saturday’s medal race, or you don’t. With calmer seas and steady wind, athletes gained points in Women’s 470, Star, 2.4mR, Men’s RS:X, 49er and Women’s Match Racing.
  • Day 3 report Skandia Sail for Gold Another ripping windy day at Skandia Sail for Gold for US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. With wind speeds in the upper 20s and a building sea, athletes’ fitness were tested in the big conditions. US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics holds nine top-10 positions across 10 Olympic and three Paralympic classes: 2.4mR, SKUD-18, Sonar, Finn, Laser Radial, Star, Women’s 470; and both Women’s Match Racing teams saw wins in the Gold Round.
  • Day 2 report from Skandia Sail for Gold Strong and plentiful wind was the theme for the second day of racing at Skandia Sail for Gold, the sixth stop on ISAF World Cup circuit. US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics has a training base in Weymouth, venue of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the extra time invested here paid off for American athletes who hold top-10 positions in nine classes and top the women's match racing round robins.
  • Follow Sail for Gold Results Over 50 members of US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics are in Weymouth, U.K. preparing for Sail for Gold, first of two Selection Events for the U.S. Olympic Team – Sailing. Scheduled for June 6-11, the regatta marks an important milestone for USSTAG athletes in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic Games. In addition to the venue being the same as the one used for the 2012 Games, the top performing American sailors in nine of 10 Olympic classes will qualify for the 2011 Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, which serves as a pre-Olympic test event.
  • Sail for Gold Day 1 The first day began under postponement for all but the Women’s Match Racing at Skandia Sail for Gold, first of two Selection Events for the U.S. Olympic Team – Sailing. Once racing got underway in Weymouth, U.K., the venue for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, racing in all classes lasted throughout the day. US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics athletes hold 11 top-10 spots across the leaderboard.
  • Preview to Sail for Gold Regatta Over 50 members of US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics are in Weymouth, U.K. preparing for Sail for Gold, first of two Selection Events for the U.S. Olympic Team – Sailing. Scheduled for June 6-11, the regatta marks an important milestone for USSTAG athletes in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic Games.
  • Follow USSTAG at Delta Lloyd As the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics makes it way to Weymouth, U.K. for the first of two Selection Events that will be used to select the U.S. Olympic Team – Sailing, a small group of athletes are competing at the Delta Lloyd Regatta, in The Netherlands. As the penultimate stop on the ISAF Sailing World Cup, the regatta serves as the last opportunity for competition as well as a chance to earn valuable World Cup points toward the overall standings.
  • Preview to Delta Lloyd Regatta In the lead up to the first of two Selection Events that will be used to select the U.S. Olympic Team – Sailing, a small group of US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics athletes are headed to Medemblik, The Netherlands for the fifth stop on ISAF (International Sailing Federation) World Cup circuit. Scheduled
  • Coach Boat - Kenneth Andreasen, May 2011 Our sailors and coaches have been hard at work over the last month. With more training and the World Cup regatta in Hyeres, we spent a lot of hours on the water. Currently our sailors go all the steps of finalizing equipment choices and making sure that everything is ready before the Sail for Gold regatta in Weymouth in early June.
  • Five questions for Szabo and Strube 2009 Star World Champion George Szabo and crew Mark Strube won a Star bronze medal last month at French Olympic Sailing Week, after a brief hiatus from competing together, and claimed the #2 spot on the Trials Tracker. The Medalist caught up with both athletes to discuss lessons learned, what equipment they have selected, and what their game plan will be for the first of two selection events, Sail for Gold, in June.
  • At the Helm - Dean Brenner, May 2011 We are getting closer by the day to the beginning of our Olympic Team Selection Process for the 2012 Olympic Games, and the intensity is definitely heating up. But the intensity and focus is different than anything we have seen before.
  • Athletes of the Month April 2011 Each month, US SAILING nominates athletes to the U.S. Olympic Committee's "Athlete of the Month" program. Nominations are based on performance/competition during the designated month. Vote online for your favorite athlete.
  • Final - French Olympic Sailing Week On the final day of racing at French Olympic Sailing Week, the fourth stop on the ISAF Sailing World Cup 2010-2011 series, US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics won four medals: Zach Railey won silver in Finn; Sally Barkow, Alana O’Reilly and Elizabeth Kratzig Burnham won silver in Women’s Match Racing; George Szabo and Mark Strube won bronze in Star; and Rick Doerr, Brad Kendell and Hugh Freund won bronze in Sonar.
  • Day 5 French Olympic Sailing Week The fifth day of racing’s opening series at French Olympic Sailing Week concluded today in Hyeres, France. US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics athletes advanced to the Olympic fleet racing medal race in Finn, Women’s 470 and Star classes, as well as the final match in Women’s Match Racing. Racing concludes tomorrow in the 2.4mR and Sonar fleets, which do not have a medal race.
  • Day 4 French Olympic Sailing Week On the fourth day of racing at French Olympic Sailing Week, sailors continued to solidify their standings and move up the leader board. US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics athletes are in good standing throughout and hold top-10 positions in Laser, Finn, Women’s 470, Sonar, 2.4mR and Star.
  • Day 3 French Olympic Sailing Week Today's racing at French Olympic Sailing Week was plagued with a late start due to weather, creating yet another long day on the water for US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics athletes competing in 10 Olympic and two Paralympic classes.
  • Day 2 French Olympic Sailing Week On a very tricky weather day at French Olympic Sailing Week in Hyeres, France, US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics had strong race performances across all 10 Olympic and two Paralympic classes.
  • Group Experiential Learning Renews Partnership Group Experiential Learning has renewed its bronze-level partnership with the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics, US SAILING announced today.
  • Day 1 French Olympic Sailing Week The first day of racing at French Olympic Sailing Week began on Sunday, April 24 for 10 Olympic and three Paralympic classes competing. US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics established a strong presence today with top-10 results in six classes: 2.4mR, 49er, 470 Men, 470 Women, Sonar and Star.
  • Preview to French Olympic Sailing Week With three ISAF World Cup events behind them, US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics athletes are in Hyères, France this week for the next stop of the series.
  • Q&A with Sally Barkow Olympian Sally Barkow is having a great 2010-11 ISAF Sailing World Cup season, in the ultra-competitive “winner-takes-all” women’s match racing event. With teammates Alana O’Reilly and Elizabeth Kratzig-Burnham she started 2011 with a bronze medal at US SAILING’s Rolex Miami OCR, in January, and then went on to win a gold medal earlier this month at the Princess Sofia Trophy, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, where the team defeated Finland’s Silja Lehtinen, 3-1. We caught up with her after her win to get the details.
  • US SAILING Nominates 2011 Pan American Games Team US SAILING's Olympic Sailing Committee has nominated 16 American sailors to compete at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico from Oct. 14-30.
  • Seven Questions for Erin Maxwell and Isabelle Kinsolving Farrar With the transom of their 470 labeled “Unfinished Business,” Erin Maxwell and Isabelle Kinsolving Farrar are clear on their goals for the ISAF Sailing World Cup circuit and, in particular, their quest for a 2012 Olympic berth.
  • Coach Boat with Kenneth Andreasen April 2011 In Palma we had five top-6 finishes, which shows really good improvement. This was the toughest competition that we have met so far, this year. All of the world’s top sailors were there and being able to post results like that is a great sign of our progress. We still have 16 months until we look to see our sailors on the podium in Weymouth and clearly there is some work to be done.
  • At the Helm, Dean Brenner - April 2011 When our team is competing at an event, it’s really hard for me to concentrate on anything else. We’re in the home stretch now, our Olympic Team Selection is underway, and every event matters. And, it’s a lot easier to follow the action from afar now than it ever has been before.
  • Gold and Bronze at Princess Sofia Trophy On the final day of racing at Princess Sofia Trophy, the third stop on the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Cup 2010-2011 series, US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics won two medals, gold and bronze, in Women’s Match Racing. Strong finishes in the medal races included a second place in the Finn and Women’s 470.
  • Day 5 at Princess Sofia Trophy On the fifth day of racing at Princess Sofia Trophy, US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics continued to improve on standings, and qualified for Saturday’s medal race in Women’s 470, Finn, Laser Radial, Star as well as advancing to the Women’s Match Racing final and petit-final matches.
  • Day 4 at Princess Sofia Trophy Overall, day four of racing at Princess Sofia Trophy was successful for US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics as sailors climbed up the scoreboard in Women’s 470 and Star, and scored wins in Women’s Match Racing.
  • Day three at Princess Sofia Trophy At the mid-way point for Princess Sofia Trophy, US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics continued to solidify results despite some challenging conditions in Palma de Mallorca.
  • Day Two of Racing Complete at Princess Sofia Trophy With the first day’s high wind speeds of 25-plus knots behind them, the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics laid down a solid day two in much lighter conditions across the 10 Olympic classes racing at Princess Sofia Trophy.
  • Preview to Princess Sofia Trophy March 29 - The European season gets into full swing this week for the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics in Palma de Mallorca, Spain for the Princess Sofia Trophy, the third stop on the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Cup 2010-2011 series.
  • Spring Training for Sailing Teams March 24 - March is Spring Training season for more than 75 members of the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics and the US Sailing Development Team who were put through the paces of physical fitness testing during two training camps this month.
  • February 2011 Athletes of the Month Each month, US SAILING nominates athletes to the U.S. Olympic Committee's "Athlete of the Month" program. Nominations are based on performance/competition during the designated month. Every sport, winter and summer, can nominate for selection. Check in every month to see who is nominated and how you can vote for your favorite.
  • Coach Boat with Kenneth Andreasen, March 2011 2011 is here and this is one very important event for our team. We are just over 16 months away from the Olympic and Paralympic Games and before we know it our Olympic/Paralympic trials will be over and we will know what our teams will look like.
  • At the Helm - Dean Brenner, March 2011 Here we are in March of 2011, and as of this writing, there are 515 days to go until the Olympic Games, and 548 days to go until the Paralympic Games. The clock is ticking. So, with the 2011 Rolex Miami OCR in the immediate rear view mirror, let’s pause for a moment and look at where things are.
  • On the Olympic Campaign Trail with Amanda Clark, Women's 470 Olympian Amanda Clark recently announced that her long-time Women’s 470 partner and good friend Sarah Chin had retired from Olympic competition. Joining Amanda in the Women’s 470 will be Sarah Lihan, who had a strong campaign in the Olympic Laser Radial class. From a US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics training camp in Miami, Fla., Amanda shared details on the new campaign and the team’s plans.
  • US SAILING Announces 2011 US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics US SAILING, the national governing body for the sport, is proud to announce the members of the new 2011 US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics, the national sailing team comprised of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls.
  • US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics Collects Gold, Silver and Bronze On the final day of racing at US SAILING’s Rolex Miami OCR, US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics collected three medals.
  • US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics Paralympic Silver Decided and Olympic Medal Races on Saturday Spectacular wind and sunny skies were the backdrop for day 5 of racing at US SAILING’s Rolex Miami OCR, in Miami, Fla. In the final day of racing for Paralympic courses, US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics’ Scott Whitman (Brick, N.J.) and Julia Dorsett (Westchester, Pa./Boca Raton, Fla.) collected a silver medal in the SKUD-18 (Mixed Two Person Keelboat). In the Olympic classes.
  • Long Day on the Water With a long wait for wind and racing completed in nine of the 13 Olympic and Paralympic classes, US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics holds four podium positions going into day 5.
  • The Year in Review – Highlights for US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics While the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics continues to focus on the 2012, this past year was full of highlights for the athletes, coaches and support staff. We are grateful for every fan, supporter, sponsor, family member and partner, and looking forward to a successful 2011 as we sail fast toward the London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • USSTAG Members Named US SAILING's 2010 SportsMan, SportsWoman and Team of the Year in Olympic and Paralympic Classes US SAILING has chosen nine US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics members as the sport’s 2010 SportsWoman, SportsMan and Team of the Year, in both Olympic and Paralympic classes, for outstanding on-the-water performance, achievement and sportsmanship.
  • US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics Members Win Two Medals at Sail Melbourne At Sail Melbourne US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics members took two medals, silver and bronze. Stuart McNay and Graham Biehl won a silver medal in the Men’s 470, while Erik Storck and Trevor Moore collected a bronze medal in the 49er class.
  • On the Paralympic Campaign Trail with Mark LeBlanc As the top American finisher in the 2.4mR class at last week’s U.S. Disabled Sailing Championship, in St. Petersburg, Fla., Mark LeBlanc earned the title of National Champion. He talked to US SAILING about what he likes most about sailing the 2.4mR, what he’s doing to train for his Paralympic campaign, and shares his goals for 2011.
  • Preview to Sail Melbourne While the Northern Hemisphere is gripped in icy temperatures and thoughts of Holiday shopping, many of the world’s Olympic hopefuls are in Melbourne, Australia for the first stop on the International Sailing Federation Sailing World Cup 2010-2011 series.
  • Six USSTAG athletes on Short List for 2010 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman Short List includes: George Szabo, Paige Railey, Erika Reineke, Claire Dennis, Genny Tulloch and Anna Tunnicliffe
  • USSTAG's Whitman/Dorsett Win SKUD-18 at US Disabled Sailing Championship - Final Results
  • US SAILING Recognizes 2010’s Outstanding Sailing Coaches US SAILING’s Olympic Sailing Committee has chosen two exemplary sailing coaches for the 2010 Coaches of the Year Awards. Based on nominations from the public, the OSC has named Greg Wilkinson (Rockport, Mass.) the National Coach of the Year and Jay Kehoe (Annapolis, Md.) the Developmental Coach of the Year.
  • 2011 US Sailing Development Team Named Fifty-six talented athletes have been named to the 2011 US Sailing Development Team (USSDT), the youth pipeline team supported by US SAILING’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC).
  • On the Road to the Pan Am Games: Q&A with Jody Lutz, Lightning class On the Road to the Pan Am Games: Q&A with Jody Lutz (Brick, N.J.), who won the Lightning Trials with his brother Jay Lutz (Houston, Texas) and Derek Gauger (Ann Arbor, Mich.).
  • Equipment for 2011 US SAILING ISAF Youth World Qualifier Announced US SAILING’s Olympic Sailing Committee announced today the equipment for the 2011 US SAILING International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth World Qualifier, which will be held January 14-17, 2011 at Houston Yacht Club in La Porte, Texas.
  • Olympic Sailing Committee Seeks Nominations for Coach of the Year Awards US SAILING’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) seeks nominations from the public for the 2010 Coach of the Year Awards in Sailing. The awards are a part of the United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) Coach Recognition Program which highlights the accomplishments and contributions of coaches who train athletes at all levels of sailing.
  • On the road to the Pan Am Games - Q&A with Greg Thomas, Hobie 16 As the top U.S. team, Greg Thomas and crew John Williams secured the Pan Am Games Hobie 16 berth at the recent Hobie 16 North American Championship, in Lake Mohave, Nev. US SAILING talked to Thomas about the regatta and what it means to represent the USA at the 2011 Pan Am Games.
  • From the Helm - Dean Brenner Olympic Sailing Program Chairman Dean Brenner on minimizing distractions. A report from the September issue of The Medalist
  • Notice of Race Published for First of Two 2011 Women's Match Race Qualifying Regattas The Notice of Race for the first of two Women's Match Race Qualifying Regattas for the 2011 US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics has been published online.
  • US SAILING Announces Selection Procedures for the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials – Sailing US SAILING’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has finalized the selection procedures for the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team – Sailing in the three events selected for the 2012 Paralympic Regatta, set for August 29-September 9, 2012 in Weymouth/Portland, England.
  • OSC Chairman Dean Brenner Explains Evolution of the 2012 Paralympic Selection Procedures In an interview with US SAILING, OSC Chairman Dean Brenner explains the evolution of the U.S. selection procedures.
  • Coach Boat - A Report from Kenneth Andreasen As 2010 is coming to a close, at least what regattas are concerned, High Performance Director Kenneth Andreasen looks back at a very successful season. From the September issue of The Medalist
  • USA’s Team Barkow Claims Silver at 2010 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship USA’s Sally Barkow claimed the silver medal today at the ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship in a thrilling five-race match against eventual champion Lucy MacGregor (GBR). US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics’ Team Tulloch finished in 5th overall while US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics’ Team Tunnicliffe finished in 9th.
  • Application Process Open for 2011 US Sailing Development Team Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 US Sailing Development Team (USSDT), the youth pipeline team supported by US SAILING’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC).
  • Registration Open for Olympic Sailing Program’s Development Training Camps Registration is now open for three upcoming development training camps in Miami, Fla., for young sailors competing in the Laser, Laser Radial, I420, 29er, 470, 49er, RS:X and Techno 293 classes.
  • Samson, Stokes Gain Valuable Experience at Youth Olympic Games Youth windsurfers Margot Samson and Ian Stokes enjoyed the experience of a lifetime representing the U.S. at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
  • Athlete Notebook from Youth Olympic Games Read Margot Samson's first-hand description of her experience at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
  • USSTAG Wins Two Bronze Medals at Sail for Gold, Three Sailing World Cup Medals US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) fought hard in challenging conditions at Sail for Gold, winning two bronze medals and three ISAF Sailing World Cup medals. Find out who finished on the podium at this world-class event.
  • USSTAG Wins Star, Women’s 470 Races at Sail for Gold It was an exciting day for many classes at Skandia Sail for Gold, being the final day of racing for the three Paralympic classes and the final day of fleet racing before tomorrow's Medal Races for nine out of 10 Olympic classes.
  • Competition Heats Up, Point Spreads Tighten at Sail for Gold The leader board is starting to shake out at Skandia Sail for Gold, as today was the first day some of the bigger classes were split into gold, silver and bronze fleets. Seven US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) teams currently sit in the top ten of the Olympic classes with one more day to go before Saturday’s Medal Races.
  • US SAILING Sends Two Windsurfers to Youth Olympic Games in Singapore Two youth windsurfers Margot Samson (Belleair, Fla.) and Ian Stokes (Norfolk, Va.) have qualified to represent the United States at the inaugural 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
  • Stellar Day for USSTAG at Sail for Gold US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) members shook off yesterday’s damp cold and hit their strides today with 12 top ten finishes in fleet racing, including two bullets, at Skandia Sail for Gold.
  • Wet and Windy Racing on Second Day of Sail for Gold Weymouth endured wet and windy weather on the second day of racing at Sail for Gold, which meant many classes weren’t able to finish the scheduled two races in suitable conditions. As sailors watched the pinned AP flags in 15-20 knots (and gusts of 25), they reminded themselves there are many races left – and many points up for grabs.
  • Team USA Shows Strength on First Day of Racing at Sail for Gold The first day of racing was smooth sailing at Skandia Sail for Gold, the final ISAF Sailing World Cup event of the 2009-2010 series. Team USA kicked off the event with some solid scores across the fleets.
  • Sailing Foundation of New York and New York Yacht Club Raise $150,000 for US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Program The Sailing Foundation of New York raised an impressive $150,000 for the US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Program at the Golden Spinnaker Regatta and Gala.
  • Sailing Foundation of New York and New York Yacht Club Raise $150,000 for US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Program The Sailing Foundation of New York raised an impressive $150,000 for the US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Program at the Golden Spinnaker Regatta and Gala.
  • USSTAG, USSDT Gear Up for Sail for Gold at Venue of 2012 Games Almost 50 members of the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics and US Sailing Development Team have descended on Weymouth/Portland, England for the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, the final stop on the 2009-2010 ISAF Sailing World Cup circuit. The regatta is especially important for 2012 Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls because it is held at the venue of the 2012 Games.
  • Interview with USSDT’s Morgan Kiss, Katia DaSilva, International 420 World Championship Silver Medalists Morgan Kiss and Katia DaSilva, members of the US Sailing Development Team (USSDT), won an impressive silver medal at the 2010 International 420 World Championship, their best result yet on the international stage.
  • USSDT Brings Home Impressive Medal Haul from Top International Events The old adage of practice makes perfect isn’t lost on the next generation of Olympic sailing hopefuls, who have shown the sailing community that tough training and commitment can pay off on the world’s stage.
  • USSDT’s Reineke Becomes Laser Radial Youth World Champion US Sailing Development Team member Erika Reineke continued her successful sailing streak this month by becoming the 2010 Laser Radial Youth World Champion today.
  • US Youth World Team Wins Three Bronze Medals at Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championsh For the first time in 18 years, US SAILING’s Youth World Team won three medals at the 40th Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship today.
  • USSTAG’s Railey, USSDT’s Kiss Win Bronze Medals at Laser Radial World Championship USSTAG's Paige Railey and USSDT's Mitchell Kiss conquered a wide range of conditions to win bronze medals in the women’s and men’s divisions, respectively, at the Laser Radial World Championship in Largs, Scotland.
  • USSTAG’s Whitman/Dorsett Win Silver at IFDS World Championship USSTAG's Scott Whitman and Julia Dorsett scored a silver medal in the 12-boat SKUD-18 fleet at the 2010 IFDS World Championship, held in Medemblik, The Netherlands.
  • OSC Chairman Dean Brenner Explains Evolution of the 2012 Olympic Selection Procedures OSC Chairman Dean Brenner answers questions about the 2012 Olympic Team Trials - Sailing selection procedures.
  • US SAILING Announces Selection Procedures for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Sailing US SAILING’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has finalized the selection procedures for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team – Sailing in the 10 events selected for the 2012 Olympic Regatta, set for July 27- August 12, 2012 in Weymouth/Portland, England.
  • Event Sponsors Announced for Olympic Sailing Benefit Organizers of the Golden Spinnaker Regatta & Gala, a benefit for the US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Program, announces event sponsors. The fundraiser will be held at New York Yacht Club Harbour Court on July 31.
  • USSDT's 29ers Set to Compete at Europeans Five U.S. teams, including four US Sailing Development Team (USSDT) members, are set to compete at the 29er European Championship this week.
  • USSTAG's John Ruf Is New 2.4mR National Champion USSTAG's John Ruf, the 2008 Paralympic Bronze Medalist and 2010 World Champion in the 2.4mR, added another title to his list of achievements when he won the 2.4mR National Championship.
  • USSTAG, USSDT Members Win Four Medals, Two Medal Races at Kiel Week US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics and US Sailing Development Team athletes wrapped up another successful day at Kiel Week, winning four medals and grabbing two bullets in the Medal Races.
  • Record Day for USSTAG, USSDT at Kiel Week Nineteen USSTAG and USSDT boats posted impressive single-digit scores Tuesday at Kiel Week, the sixth event in the ISAF Sailing World Cup series. It was the single best day of scores for the USSTAG this quad. Nine U.S. boats qualified for Wednesday’s top-ten, double-point Medal Races to finish this competitive event.
  • Despite Light Wind at Kiel Week, Several USSTAG Teams Had Successful Third Day Continuing the light air streak of recent ISAF Sailing World Cup events, racing at Kiel Week has been stalled. For those fleets able to race, several USSTAG members had a successful day.
  • Check Out All the USSTAG Photos from Kiel Week Wish you were in Kiel Week watching all the action? Check out all Fried Elliott's fantastic racing shots, and you'll feel like you're on the boat with your favorite USSTAG athlete.
  • USSTAG, USSDT Start Kiel Week Off Strong Forty-four members of the USSTAG and USSDT are competing at Kiel Week, the sixth ISAF Sailing World Cup event in the 2009-2010 series. Check out all the latest news, photos and exclusive video from this high-stakes event.
  • USSTAG's Campbell/Nichol Win Silver at Star European Championship USSTAG’s Andrew Campbell/Brad Nichol won a silver medal at the 2010 Star European Championship, while the teams of George Szabo/Mark Strube and Mark Mendelblatt /John von Schwarz finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
  • USSTAG's Mendelblatt/Von Schwarz Score Second in Race 4 at Star Europeans USSTAG’s George Szabo and John von Schwarz grabbed a second place finish today, narrowly behind top finisher Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada (BRA), who were neck and neck the entire race at the 2010 Star European Championship in Viareggio, Italy.
  • USSTAG’s Szabo/Strube Grab Third in Race 3 at 2010 Star Europeans USSTAG’s George Szabo and Mark Strube were the top American - and North American - finishers in the third race Wednesday at the 2010 Star European Championship in Viareggio, Italy. Read their analysis of competing in this deep, 132-boat fleet.
  • Training Camps Prepare Top Youth for Busy International Sailing Season US SAILING's Olympic Sailing Committee organized open training camps for members of the US Sailing Development Team (USSDT), US Youth World Team (YWT) and other youth sailors with Olympic aspirations in the Laser, Laser Radial, 29er and Techno 293 classes. During the intensive training camps, sailors participated in on-the-water drills and racing, as well as chalk talks and seminars about rules and technique.
  • On the Olympic Campaign Trail with USSTAG’s Andy Horton, Star Sailor USSTAG's Andy Horton talks about what he likes most about sailing Stars, what he’s doing differently in this Olympic campaign, and shares some key tricks of the trade for all sailors and athletes alike.
  • USSTAG's Horton, Lyne Win Bronze Medal at 2010 Delta Lloyd Regatta USSTAG's Andy Horton and James Lyne won a bronze medal in the 16-boat Star class at the Delta Lloyd Regatta, the fifth International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Cup event in the 2009-2010 series.
  • Andy Horton Gives Play-by-Play of Star Medal Race at Delta Lloyd Regatta
  • Trinity Yachts Becomes Silver Sponsor of US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics Yachts has renewed their partnership with the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) and increased their support as a Silver Sponsor through 2012. An elite builder of custom superyachts in the United States, Trinity Yachts was founded by John Dane III, who represented the U.S. at the 2008 Olympic Games in the Star class.
  • USSTAG's Szabo and Strube Win Silver Medal at Expert Olympic Garda