The Medalist U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Sailing - Issue No. 6 Summer 2015

The Medalist newsletter is your source for updates on the US Olympic and Paralympic sailing program and the national team, the US Sailing Team Sperry. This is our path to the podium.


  • Olympic Test: One Year to the Games , By Josh Adams
  • Snapshots from the Campaign Trail
  • August 5: US Sailing Team Sperry To Appear on NBC
  • 2015 Olympic Test Event Team Roster Announced
  • Pan Am Games: Team USA (Sailing) Takes Home Six Medals
  • News From Dockside
  • Gear Up at the New Team Store
The Olympic sailing medal race course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Olympic Test: One Year To The Games

On August 5, as we mark the 365-day countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, US Sailing Team Sperry athletes will be working on final preparations for this summer’s Olympic Test Event, formally known as the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta.

"From a performance standpoint, this is the team’s peak event for 2015." - Josh Adams
Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) won her third career Laser Radial medal at the Pan American Games, and her second gold.


From Training and Racing.

Toronto 2015 Pan American Games.
Top: Chula Vista US Sailing Team Sperry Training Camp. Below: C. Thomas Clagett Memorial Paralympic Regatta. 

Tonight (Wednesday, August 5) on NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt, USA’s Paris Henken and Helena Scutt (49erFX) are interviewed by NBC National Correspondent Miguel Almaguer in Rio de Janeiro’s harbor, the 2016 Olympic Venue. (Air Time: 6:30PM ET).

Paris Henken and Helena Scutt (49erFX) took NBC National Correspondent Miguel Almaguer for a sail in Rio.

US Sailing Announces Roster for 2015 Rio Olympic Test Event

With exactly one year to go until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, US Sailing has released the names of fifteen US Sailing Team Sperry Olympic-class sailors who will compete at the Aquece Rio International Regatta (Olympic Test Event) from August 15-22, 2015. The 2015 Test Event is the second and final major pre-Olympic regatta to be held at the Rio 2016 Olympic sailing venue, and stands as a significant milestone for sailors hoping to qualify for the Olympics.

"US sailors are looking to demonstrate that they are on track to be ready to compete for the podium in one year’s time." - Charlie McKee
Team usa excels at the Pan American Games

Six Medals in Toronto

“Team USA showed up in Toronto ready to sail, and we are pleased to see strong podium results for American sailors. This group of athletes, coaches and staff worked very well together as a team, which was a positive factor in USA’s performance on the water.” - Josh Adams
ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and European Champions Stu McNay and Dave Hughes, Men's 470. Image: OnEdition
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Team Media Guide

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