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    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.