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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tunnicliffe Awarded Rolex Yachtswoman For the fourth straight year, Anna Tunnicliffe was named US Sailing's Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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 5 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.