Jet Lag (Stanford Alumni) Captures Hinman Trophy, Wins 2017 U.S. Team Racing Championship
This 2017 U.S. Team Racing Championship for the George R. Hinman Trophy featured a “who’s who” of college sailing’s present and past. Jet Lag, a team composed of Stanford University alumni sailors, had all the right combinations as the Northern California based team captured their first Hinman Trophy in Oyster Bay, NY.
Storrs Earns Prince of Wales Bowl; Potts is U.S. Match Racing National Champion
David Storrs and his international team won the Prince of Wales Bowl but it was second place finisher Pearson Potts and the Yankee Creole Racing team who walked away with the title of U.S. Match Racing Champion. Chris Kennedy and the Oakcliff crew took third and Janel Zarkowsky took fourth.
Steve Benjamin Takes First at Championship of Champions
In a unique test of skill and teamwork, 2017 Etchells World Champion, Steve Benjamin and his crew Phil Trinter and Christopher Larson, won the 2017 Championship of Champions in the Sonar, hosted by the WaterFront Center in Oyster Bay, NY.
Chicago’s Kennalley and Team Win 2017 U.S. Offshore Championship
The Extreme Sailing Series™ returned to the United States for the first time since 2011 and the US Sailing Education Zone was on site in San Diego!
The Education Zone provided fun learning activities for youth patrons as part of the US Sailing Reach initiative for STEM education and sport outreach. Through interactive and hands-on activities, children had the opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics through the sport of sailing. US Sailing partnered with Mission Bay Aquatic Center, Sailors for the Sea, and Harken to create the Education Zone experience.
Mission Bay Aquatic Center, a US Sailing STEM Center of Excellence for the Southern California area organized a “Design your Own Sail Gutter Race” activity as well as a unique demonstration for kids to investigate how wind is generated around the globe making sailing possible for all of us.
US Sailing is organized the “Reach Simple Machine Scavenger Hunt” supported by Harken. Hundreds of participating youth had a special opportunity to connect science and sailing through mechanical advantage by exploring the association between six simple machines: wheel and axel, lever, pulley, screw, wedge and inclined plane. The youth participating in the scavenger hunt were challenged to find examples of all six simple machines in the Extreme Sailing Series™ Race Village. Those who completed the challenge received their very own ‘simple machine’ to take home, a block key chain from Harken.
US Sailing’s “Navigation Challenge” featured a list of items with clues for students to locate using a compass. Students navigated their way throughout the Education Zone and Race Village to various locations for a final prize.
Sailors for the Sea featured three different activities from their KELP (Kids Environmental Lesson Plans) program. All of these activities are focused on how humans impact the ocean and sea life with a specific focus on plastic pollution and marine debris. Participating youth learned how they can make a difference and become stewards of our waterways and ocean.
Welcome to US Sailing! Check out our new headquarters located on the campus of Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. The future is bright and we are excited to explore new opportunities, drive innovation and serve our members and sailing customers. Please come visit us!
We celebrated the big move in a ribbon cutting ceremony with Roger Williams University, our board of directors, staff, and family and friends.