Racing News

It’s not every day that you hear about philanthropists donating handsomely to the sport of sailing, but that’s exactly what happened recently in Galveston, Texas, where an (intentionally) anonymous family donated funds to build the brand-new Galveston Community Sailing Center (GCSC).

2012 U.S. Olympic Team

by Adam Cort, Posted January 11, 2012
Standouts at the Perth event included Paige Railey in the Laser Radial class, and Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih in the Star class, who took bronze in their two events. The match racing team of Anna Tunnicliffe, Deb Capozzi and Molly Vandemoer took gold.
The 2012 Full Crew Farallones Race turned disastrous the afternoon of April 14 when the 38-ft Low Speed Chase was hit by two powerful waves, and crashed into the rocks along the Farallones Islands.
In late May, the German-flagged Mare won three of five fully crewed inshore races off Newport, Rhode Island, to take first overall in the second running of the fast-growing Atlantic Cup Regatta.
With the increased emphasis on “extreme” pro racing—including wing-sailed carbon-fiber cats, gigantic oceangoing multihulls and Volvo 70s leaving arrow-straight wakes across the Southern Ocean—many might consider the idea of an inshore displacement monohull circuit to be a nonstarter.
The National Sailing Center and the Hall of Fame (NSHOF) inducted nine new members into the NSHOF this past Sunday in New Orleans.

Olympics 2016: Road to Rio

by Josh Adams, Posted December 6, 2012
With the Weymouth Olympic Regatta now more than three months behind us, and a deep-dive evaluation of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program complete, we’re focused on a strategy designed to return U.S. sailors to the podium.

Canfield Takes Monsoon Cup

by Adam Cort, Posted December 20, 2012
Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC) sailing director Taylor Canfield and his US One Sailing Team crew may have entered Malaysia’s Monsoon Cup as wild cards.
Teams are gearing up for the May 11 afternoon start of the Atlantic Cup in Charleston.
Secrecy is as much a part of the America’s Cup as the “Auld Mug” itself, and AC34 has been no exception. That said, it’s hard to hide what you’re up to aboard a full-foiling catamaran; no more hiding your underwater appendages behind a skirt as you take the boat in and out of the water.
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