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North America – Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014   (Image © Will Ricketson)
US Sailing's Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has released the selection procedures for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team (Sailing) in the 10 events selected for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games. Athletes seeking to qualify for the U.S. Sailing Olympic Team will have the opportunity to do so based on their combined performance at two major international events per class. Read the interview with OSC chairman Ben Richardson and see the selection schedule.
North America – Monday, December 15, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014   
The Commodores Cup in Miami - second Act of the Star Class Winter Series - was concluded yesterday with two races sailed in a light 4-7 kn breeze. Winning the first race of the day, Paul Cayard/Brian Terhaar USA took the interim's lead and controlled the direct opponents in race 2 allowing to celebrate a clear overall win. Larry Whipple/David Burrows USA and Peter Vesella/Guy Avellon USA completed the podium. 23 teams from 4 nations participated.
The report by Paul Cayard USA and the final rankings.
North America – Sunday, December 14, 2014
Sunday, December 14, 2014   
The second Act of the Star Class Winter Series in Florida began yesterday with three races on Biscayne Bay in a moderate, but very shifty breeze. Larry Whipple/David Burrows USA and Paul Cayard/Brian Terhaar USA have taken the lead at equal points, followed by Augie Diaz/Arni Baltins USA 2 points behind on rank 3. 23 teams from nations participate. The only Europeans Lothar Geilen/Carlos Miquel GER are on rank 23.
The results.
North America – Monday, December 8, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014   (Image © Martinezstudios)
Interested in Olympic and Youth classes sailing in Europe without North American participants ? Three events have come to an end over the past wwekend. Have a look at the European sailing-news English website.
North America – Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014   (Image © Marco Oquendo)
Twenty-two teams from 6 nations competed in the Schoonmaker Cup, the first event of the five stage Star Winter Series in Miami, FL. Strong winds on day one led to several dismastings, abandoning further competition after two races with Jack Jennings/ Brian Sharp USA in the lead. Moderate winds and warm temperatures on day two allowed for three more races, where the consistency of Luke Lawrence/Josh Revkin USA earned them the victory. Brian Cramer/Matt Johnstone CAN and Arthur Anosov/David Caesar USA are completing the podium. See the complete results.
North America – Monday, November 17, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014   (Image © JOY)
After the windy start day with five races, there was only a light breeze from the shore blowing yesterday and only one race could be completed off Davis Island in Florida. No change on top of the rankings where Brian Porter USA and the two-times Moth World Champion Bora Gulari USA lead at equal points. Marty Kullmann USA, the race winner yesterday, follows one point behind on rank 3. 31 teams participate.
The report and the results.
North America – Friday, October 17, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014   
Francisco Renna of Argentina is the 2014 World Champion. His spectacular score line included four race wins giving him a final 17 point cushion over his nearest competitor. The final three races of the series were sailed on Thursday to complete the series at nine races. Jean Paul de Trazegenies of Peru sailed a great final three races to move into second place. Conner Blouin of the United States was close behind in third. In all seventy two competitors from ten countries participated in the championship. Read the report and see the complete results.
North America – Sunday, October 12, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014   (Image © Dan Phelps)
The conditions remained light on the final day of the Northamericans in Oxford MD. An 11th place was sufficant for Torben Grael/Guilherme Almeida BRA to grab another Silver Star ! Tomas Hornos/Josh Revkin USA moved up to second while first day's leaders Arthur Anosov/David Ceasar USA finished 3rd. See the complete results and read Paul Cayard's report.
North America – Saturday, October 11, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014   (Image © Dan Phelps)
The conditions in Oxford MD remained light and diffucult for the two races sailed yesterday. As winner of the day (2/3) Torben Grael/Guilherme Almeida BRA took over the lead 10 points ahead of Arthur Anosov/David Cesaer USA, Tomas Hornos/Josh Revkin USA are on 3rd another 4 points back. Today the last race will decide. See the complete results and read Paul Cayard's report.
North America – Friday, October 10, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014   (Image © Dan Phelps)
In light winds between 5 and 10 kn the Northamericans of the Stars continued with two more races yesterday. Winners of the day were the Scofield brothers posting a 1st and 4th. Arthur Anosov/David Caesar USA remain on top discarding yesterdays black flag disqualification. 7 points behind Torben Grael/Guilherme Almeida BRA moved up to 2nd, Tomas Hornos/Josh Revkin USA follow on 3rd. See the complete results and read Paul Cayard's report.
North America – Thursday, October 9, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014   (Image © Dan Phelps)
Race Day 1 of the 2014 International Star Class North American Championship delivered all of the tough competition and tight racing as anticipated however it was the elements that ultimately fueled the strife instead of the all-star packed list of sailors. Arthur Anosov/David Caesar USA 8000 proved today that above all else,
consistency is the key to overall success, especially in unsteady conditions. With a
3rd, 10th, and 2nd place finish they top the leaderboard with 9 point lead on Larry Whipple/Mike Wolfs USA. While Torben Grael/Guilherme Almeida BRA with a series of 4/4/25 are still in the game, Paul Cayard/Brian Terhaar USA had to suffer more: 2/21/15. See the complete results and read the full report.
North America – Monday, October 6, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014   (Image © JOY)
After three days, eight races and the hottest one design competition on the planet by twenty of the International Audi Melges 20 Class' toughest teams, John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti with tactician Paul Goodison and Jeff Reynolds have won the 2014 North American Championship. For the first time ever in Audi Melges 20 Class history, KIlroy holds both continental championship titles within the same year. He is not only the newly named NAC winner, but also is the reigning World Champion.
Fighting hard in second and third respectively was Michael Kiss' Bacio and Cesar Gomes Neto on Portobello. Jim Wilson on Oleander was fourth while Kilroy's 11-year-old son Liam helming Wildman picked up fifth place honors. See the complete results and read the report.