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2016 Club 420 National Championship Results & Report

FALMOUTH, MASS. (July 24, 2016) – The 2016 U.S. Club 420 National Championship finished up today hosted by the Falmouth Yacht Club with the Club 420 Association on Nantucket Sound. One hundred and fifty boats competed in the event. After yesterday’s racing … [Read More...]


Profiles in Pro Sailing: Lior Lavie

Sail1Design sat down with Lior Lavie, coach of the US Optimist World Champion Team Race Team (see article). This is the first time a US team has won the team race worlds! Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, how did you start sailing, and how … [Read More...]

Profiles in Pro Sailing: Roy Williams

Profiles in Pro Sailing: Roy Williams

By Joe Cooper When I read that one of Newport’s local powerhouses in high school sailing, St.. Georges, had won the National Team Racing the Baker Trophy, it was an easy call to contact Roy Williams their head coach to check in. S1D: Roy, congratulations … [Read More...]


The First Years as a Sailing Coach

By Northeast Airwaves writer Paige Hoffman With summer sailing in full swing, the peak of competitive sailing is at its height. Summer race teams and recreational classes alike are running all over the country. Everyone remembers the first time they started … [Read More...]


ILCA Boat Grant Recipients win Lightning ACC’s

This weekend the International Lightning Class held their Atlantic Coast Championship on waters off Wrightsville Beach, NC.  Carolina Yacht Club hosted the event and certainly demonstrated true southern hospitality throughout the event in preparation of … [Read More...]


Ida Lewis: the Stories Behind the Podium

By Airwaves writer Sammy Pickell The 2016 U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championships in Mississippi welcomed its sailors with the famous Bay St. Louis presence of both humidity and southern hospitality. The event offered 29 competitive teams from all … [Read More...]


Martin Murray Comet Regatta Report & Results

The Martin Murray Comet regatta was well attended by 18 Comets. There were several new faces, Steve McMillan from Lake Hopatcong, John DiLella Green Pond sailing instructor, Michael Tolsma from Green Pond, and Peter Goodman from North Jersey. The Comet Class … [Read More...]


Tips to Training During the Summer Sailing Season

By Airwaves Fitness Expert Rachel Bennung Summer is in full swing! Which means of course the summer sailing is here. With the warmer temperatures, and nicer weather we are all able to get back out on the water more often. For some this is your big season … [Read More...]


Say Good Luck to Team USA!

Over the next month, we are commencing a GOOD LUCK USA CAMPAIGN to garner support for the US Sailing Team before they head off to Rio for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. All submissions will be on display at the National Team Send Off Party in Houston on … [Read More...]


S1D Coach of the Year Announced!

The 2016 winner of the S1D Coach of the Year, presented by Henri-Lloyd, is St. Mary's Director of Sailing Bill Ward. This award is determined by you, our readers. We only choose from submitted nominations!! We had MANY outstanding candidates, and this year … [Read More...]

Profiles in Pro Sailing: Gary Bodie

RANDOM CHAT What, in your opinion, is the very best thing about our sport? My favorite part of sailing is the strategic and tactical decision making.  Team racing is best because the decision making is non-stop. England “Knights” people. Elton John, … [Read More...]