US Sailing Team at The Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs
Earlier this month, the US Sailing Team gathered at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) to address the off the water components of their training and to complete final planning for the year ahead. The athletes conducted fitness testing, learned from physicians, set objectives for 2019 and beyond, and found inspiration from legendary skier and Olympic Gold Medalist, Bode Miller.
The U.S. Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center programs.
US Sailing Education Zone Makes Learning Fun at Extreme Sailing Series™ San Diego
For the second straight year, the US Sailing Education Zone provided fun learning activities for youth patrons as part of the US Sailing Reach Initiative for STEM education and sport outreach at Extreme Sailing Series San Diego. Through interactive, hands-on activities, students had the opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and sustainability through the sport of sailing.
Education Zone partners included Mission Bay Aquatic Center, Sailors for the Sea, USS Midway, Fleet Science Center, Elementary Institute of Science, San Diego Coastkeeper, San Diego Maritime Museum, Living Coast Discovery Center, Resource Conservation District, San Diego Vector Control, and Water4Life.
Corpus Christi Yacht Club Wins 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award
The Corpus Christi Yacht Club (CCYC), host of the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships in July, was honored with World Sailing’s 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award at the World Sailing Annual Conference Tuesday, October 30 in Sarasota, Fla. The award celebrates the effective execution or ongoing delivery of high-impact, highly-replicable sustainability initiatives. Driven by the dedication of the CCYC volunteer Green Team, the Youth Worlds was the first World Sailing Championship with a focus on ocean conservation and sustainability.
“At the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships, the Corpus Christi Yacht Club showed the world that they can put on a first-class regatta, while being stewards of the ocean and our environment,” said Jack Gierhart, CEO of US Sailing. “The CCYC volunteers set an example for sailing events around the world to follow and are well deserving of the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award. It is great to have 11th Hour Racing supporting this initiative and we are confident that this is going to be an executable blueprint for sustainable regattas moving forward.”