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This past month, Taylor Canfield became the second U.S. Virgin Islander, after Peter Holmberg, to win the Argo Group World Cup in Bermuda.
Josh Adams, US Sailing’s new Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing and former publisher of SAIL Magazine, was awarded the SAIL Industry Leadership Award on October 4, 2012.
When a solo sailor in the Singlehanded Transpacific Race realized he wasn’t merely sick, but dying, the Coast Guard and a merchant ship immediately effected a rescue.
US Sailing began accepting nominations for its Rolex 2012 Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards on Monday, October 1.
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and Rolex announced their nominees for 2012 World Sailor of the Year with five nominees in both the male and female categories.

HPR in the Big Boat Series

by Adam Cort, Posted September 18, 2012
The new High Performance Rule (HPR) took another big step forward this month when it was used to score its own division at the Rolex Big Boat Series on San Francisco Bay.
The key is to see the blades of a turbine as a sail being tacked along a constrained course, or to recognize that a windmill generates energy that can be put to many uses.
While the U.S. experience at the 2012 Olympic regatta in Weymouth fell very much under the “agony of defeat” category, the experience was plenty thrilling for many of the other countries taking part.
Never has a U.S. sailing team gone into an Olympics with higher hopes. Never have those hopes been dashed so completely as they were in Weymouth, England.
US Olympic sailing does not apologize for not medaling, but does plan to move toward a more successful 2016 with the help of our publisher, Josh Adams. We wish him, and the team, the best of luck in the next four years of training and hope to see some medals next time.
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