49er Squad's Japan Brain Dump

49er Squad's Japan Brain Dump

Olympic Class sailing is the ultimate endeavor of getting all the pieces “right”. The tricky thing about Olympic sailing is you can’t simply out work another team or squad.  Everyone is training full time and putting just as many hours of training in as the US squad.  The question arises: Can we train smarter? Can we be more efficient and learn quicker? 

By Judge Ryan

2018 Winter Scheduling - October Edition

2018 Winter Scheduling - October Edition

The last few summer events have wrapped up in Japan and Europe, which means we're officially in Fall training mode. With a few Oakcliff prize money events in the next few weeks, some USST training, ODP training, and more, there's plenty going on to stay in a racing mindset, while really drilling down into boat handling details this fall.

Summer Wrap Up

Summer Wrap Up

Stage 1 of the Oakcliff Triple Crown Series brought together 44 of the top North American sailors in the 49er, FX, and Nacra 17. Four of the competitors were US Olympians: Trevor Burd, Chris Rast, Paris Henken, and Anna Tunnicliffe, who has a gold medal in the laser radial... “The conditions were really puffy and tricky so our strategy was to stay consistent and take the points where we could get them…turning sixes into fours and threes into twos if we could,” said Burd...

Wilmot Housberg: Reflections On A Successful FX Summer

Wilmot Housberg: Reflections On A Successful FX Summer

“This sailing is very different from youth classes. In youth classes most programs give you all the tools, coaching and logistics to succeed. In this class you have to do this yourself. Lucy and I were always thinking about how we could turn an inch of support into a foot of progress. Time with a coach and/or other good teams was valuable and rare so we planned carefully so as to not miss a single minute of time on the water.”

Willie McBride: Building a Legacy of Excellence

Willie McBride: Building a Legacy of Excellence

“While I'll be curating content and ensuring that important calendaring aspects end up here, this is largely intended to be a space for each of you to make an impact on the next generation of US Teams by sharing your own wisdom and experiences. If you have anything you'd like to see in the newsletter, please let me know at williemcbride@ussailing.org. Together, let's build a legacy of excellence for generations to come!”