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"U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship

"Noroton YC's Girls Opti Clinic

"2013 Olympic Sailing Night Series Announced

"US Sailing youth racing events in 2013

"U.S. Olympic Sailing Program Releases Vision 2024 Plan

 

"U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship

Locals Smith and Davidson Capture U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship

 








CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. (June 27, 2013) – Carolyn Smith (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Bayley Davidson (Costa Mesa, Calif.) cashed in on their fourth consecutive attempt to win the Ida Lewis Trophy at the 2013 U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship, hosted by the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. The duo tallied a 3-4-2-4 scoring line in Thursday's third and final day of racing to win the title by eight points over contenders Cassie Obel (Marina del Rey, Calif.) and Annika Garrett (Culver City, Calif.). Smith and Davidson were representing the Newport Harbor Yacht Club and Balboa Yacht Club this week.

Smith and Davidson placed second at least year's U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota. They were the most consistent team this week. Smith and Davidson finished outside the top five just twice through 10 races. Making a hard charge today to place third was the team of Elena VandenBerg (Annapolis, Md.) and Lilla Salvesen (Edgewater, Md.). They won Race 9 and finished second in Race 10. Thursday's leaders Alie and Liza Toppa finished fourth (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.).

There were plenty of Black Flags and OCS calls throughout the three-day championship. “Starts are the most crucial part of the entire race," said Smith. "However, finding that happy medium between a competitive start and OCS is difficult."

“It’s our first big win,” exclaimed Davidson, who came up short in last year's championship by one point. “That haunted us,” Smith added.

Winning in their home port in their final U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship was even sweeter. Smith and Davidson will find themselves on opposing college sailing teams next year. Smith will be attending St. Mary's (Md.) and Davidson is headed for the College of Charleston.

Lucy Wilmot (Orinda, Calif.) and Maya Dornbrand-Lo (Berkeley, Calif.), representing San Francisco, Richmond and Encinal Yacht Clubs, received the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Sportsmanship Award by popular vote of their peers.

“Lucy is always cheerful and sees the bright side of things,” said fellow competitor Jessica McJones. “Maya has a great sense of humor, and they are always positive – even when black-flagged."

In the Most Improved category, Kennedy Placek (Mill Valley, Calif.) of San Francisco Yacht Club and crew member Sophie Kerr (Houston, Texas) of Texas Corinthian Yacht Club, were recognized by US Sailing coaches for their dedication to advancing their skill.

Today’s conditions were a marked improvement from yesterday. Hazy skies were accompanied by ample breeze, with light but steady southerly winds for all four races.

For results, final standings, photos and more information on the 2013 U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship, please visit the event website

The U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championships sponsored by Gill North America and Zim Sailing, and is supported by the C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Trust. This championship is a Sailors for the Sea - Clean Regattas certificated event.

* Race recap content provided by Betsy Crowfoot.
* Please credit to Joy Sailing / BCYC 

CONTACTS:
Jake Fish, US Sailing Communications Manager, 401.683.0800 x614, jakefish@ussailing.org
Betsy Crowfoot, On-site Media Advisor, 805.890.7801, betsycrowfoot@gmail.com 





"Noroton YC's Girls Opti Clinic

Rebecca Dellenbaugh is Head Coach at Noroton YC's Girls Opti Clinic

Noroton Yacht Club is hosting the Girls Opti Clinic and Regatta this Sunday, June 30 & Monday, July 1.

The clinic coaches will include top women sailors. Rebecca Dellenbaugh, former Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association All-American Skipper and winner of the U.S. Youth Championship, is the Head Coach. Some of the other coaches returning to coach the clinic this year are Emily Dellenbaugh, Janel Zarowski, Tory Lynch, Mackenzie Milne, JJ Monro and Julia Monro. The coach to sailor ratio will be targeted at 1:7 to provide a very positive and intensive experience.

The clinic will include both on the water sessions and on clubhouse chalk talks, and will focus on rigging, boat handling, and racing tactics. Sailors will be divided into groups based on experience, allowing for targeted skill development for sailors of all levels.  White Fleet sailors are encouraged to sign up for this event as there will be coaching specifically for their level as well.

An all-girls regatta that follows on Monday provides a great opportunity for the sailors to immediately apply the coaching lessons from the clinic.

Any questions, please contact Howard Seymour at hseymour@mac.com or 203-219-6503, or view the event's documents here.

 





"2013 Olympic Sailing Night Series Announced

2013 Olympic Sailing Night Series Announced Path to the Podium Poster Unveiled

 

Portsmouth, R.I. (June 18, 2013) – This summer young sailors will learn first-hand about the many pathways to Olympic sailing success as Olympians, medalists, coaches and leaders from the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program—such as JJ Fetter, Josh Adams, Andrew Campbell, Luther Carpenter and Leandro Spina—speak during “Olympic Sailing Night”, a series of speaking events held in collaboration with US Sailing’s national junior championship events. The series began during the California International Sailing Association (CISA) Advanced Racing Clinic, in April, and included nights during the Inter-collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) National Championships and Sail Newport’s Brooke E. Gonzalez Advanced Racing Clinic. Full details are available on line athttp://bit.ly/OSNight13

“Central to our long-term strategy is building the base of high-performance sailors in this country,” said Josh Adams, Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing. “We feel that it is important young sailors with Olympic sailing aspirations hear first-hand how they can chart their own Olympic pathway. We have put together a knowledgeable slate of speakers, and look forward to meeting and working with the many youth sailors looking to represent Team USA in 2020, 2024 and beyond.”

In addition to the speaking series, sailors at US Sailing’s USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals will receive a “Path to the Podium” poster outlining the various pathways in Olympic sailing. The poster focuses on three key stages, beginning with “skill builders”, the many junior classes and organizations across US Sailing that successfully draw thousands of young Americans into sailboat racing. The next critical stage features the six Olympic development classes endorsed by the Olympic Sailing Committee. The third stage is Olympic class training and racing at the level of US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. In its 17th season, USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals is a nationwide series of regattas for youth, ages 8 to 21. There are 23 regattas slated for 2013 and over 4,000 sailors are expected to participate. Sailors can download the poster in PDF format here.

The four upcoming events are open to competitors at each of the youth championships. Regatta information, including a list of competitors, is available online at http://championships.ussailing.org/Youth.htm

 

 

 





"US Sailing youth racing events in 2013

The US Sailing Youth Racing Experience 2013 Preview

 

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (May 22, 2013) - Young sailors in search of great competition, quality coaching instruction and a fun time on and off the water, will find a special experience at US Sailing youth racing events in 2013. Another exciting season of youth racing is rapidly approaching at the many US Sailing coordinated events from two popular circuits. The USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival (JO) and the US Sailing Championships series collectively organize a combined 27 regattas around the country for youth sailors from June through December 2013.

2013 USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals
In its 17th season, this program is a nationwide series of regattas for youth, ages 8 to 21. There are 23 regattas slated for 2013 in the continental United States and Hawaii and over 4,000 sailors are expected to participate. Last year, 4,038 youth sailors participated, which is the highest total since 2004.

The action begins in June and the series culminates with the 37th annual Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta, the largest junior sailing event in the country, on December 27-30 in Miami, Fla. The Orange Bowl is hosted by the US Sailing Center, Coral Reef Yacht Club and Key Biscayne Yacht Club. At last year’s Orange Bowl, 652 junior sailors from around the world participated. The regatta includes four days of competition on Biscayne Bay.

This youth development program, sponsored by West Marine, Gill North America, and Sperry Top-Sider, is a nationwide series of regattas hosted by yacht clubs and community sailing organizations. All events share a common goal. They are designed to promote the enjoyment of sailing, develop the skills of young sailors, and to provide a pathway for hopeful Olympic competitors.

During the course of the 2013 JO season, sailors will race Optimists, Lasers, Radials, Laser 4.7, Sunfish, Byte, El Toros, Club & International 420s, CFJs, 29ers, windsurfers, Hobie Cats and more. Since the inception of the program in 1997, more than 50,300 sailors have participated in 338 events offering various levels of competition, skill building and fun activities designed to encourage a life-long involvement in the sport of sailing. US Sailing continues to add events to the circuit in areas around the country where junior sailing is growing.
 
Additionally, US Sailing’s JO program has inspired hundreds of young sailors to reach for their Olympic dreams. The medal ceremony at the end of each JO event is similar to that of the Olympic Games format, as class winners step up to the podium to collect gold, silver, and bronze Junior Olympic medals. Special fun prizes and sportsmanship awards are presented at many JO events. 

 





"U.S. Olympic Sailing Program Releases Vision 2024 Plan

U.S. Olympic Sailing Program Releases Vision 2024 Plan Mission: Create sustainable performance and reshape Olympic pathways

 

Portsmouth, R.I. (May 21, 2013) – The U.S. Olympic Sailing Program released “Vision 2024,” its plan to reshape the pathways to the Olympic podium. The plan, which is posted online, represents phase one (2013-2016) with a 10-step action plan. With a mission of creating sustainable performance in all aspects of Olympic class sailing and reshaping our Olympic pathways, Vision 2024 activates many of the recommendations made by the Olympic Pathways Committee, a subcommittee to the Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) that recently reported to the OSC a comprehensive evaluation of youth development in the U.S.
 
“Vision 2024 is a road map to long-term success in U.S. Olympic sailing,” said Josh Adams, Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing. “It defines the concepts that will build the base of high-performance sailors in this country. We are mindful that there is no one path to Olympic success. By building a strong foundation in high-performance boats, for both skippers and crews, the U.S. can earn successful and sustainable results in Olympic class racing.”
 
Vision 2024 is aligned with the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program’s three fundamental success factors: lead a culture of technical excellence, make domestic training a strength and build the base of sailors. The plan shows how the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program intends to work within the existing frameworks of U.S. youth sailing, including clinics, championships, and organizations. It focuses on three key stages, beginning with “skill builders”, the many junior classes and organizations across US Sailing that successfully draw thousands of young Americans into sailboat racing. The next critical stage features the six Olympic Development Classes endorsed by the Olympic Sailing Committee. The third stage is Olympic class training and racing at the level of US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. 

In December, 2012, Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) Chairman Ben Richardson and Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing Josh Adams appointed an Olympic Pathways Committee to assess youth development in the U.S., define Olympic pathways and form recommendations. Serving on the panel were Andrew Campbell (San Diego, Calif.), Cory Sertl (Rochester, N.Y.), Leandro Spina (Miami, Fla.), Zack Leonard (E. Haven, Conn.), Jay Kehoe (Oyster Bay, N.Y.), Greg Wilkinson (Rockport, Mass.), Charlie McKee (Coronado, Calif.) and Jerelyn Biehl (San Diego, Calif.). The OPC’s report was submitted to and accepted by the Olympic Sailing Committee in March 2013.






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