Please select your home edition
Edition
Southern Spars

Race to Rio National Team Tour debuts this November

by Dana Paxton on 23 Oct 2013
. .
The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider’s Race to Rio National Team Tour debuts November 7th and brings the excitement of high-performance sailing and first-hand stories of Olympic and Paralympic campaigning to passionate sailors, young and old. The speaking series, which is sponsored by Chubb Personal Insurance, will visit yacht clubs around the country over the next three years in the lead up to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The tour will begin at St. Francis Yacht Club, in San Francisco, Calif., a Team gold-medal partner club. From there, the tour will head to San Francisco Yacht Club, in Belvedere, Calif., on Nov. 8. Athletes confirmed to attend include Olympian and 49er FX sailor Molly Vandemoer (Stanford, Calif.), RS:X sailor Marion Lepert (San Francisco, Calif.), Finn sailor Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.), and 49er duo Fred Strammer (Nokomis, Fla.) and Zach Brown (San Diego, Calif.).

'Yacht club support is critical to the success of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic sailors,' said Josh Adams, Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing (Essex, Mass.). 'The National Team Tour will bring Americans closer to the experiences of US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes. Along the way, we aim to inspire the next generation of Olympians.'

Chubb Commercial Insurance has been offering specialized yacht club insurance for US Sailing members since 1999. 'Since many of the individuals who belong to these clubs also have homeowners and auto insurance with us, it makes sense for Chubb Personal Insurance to fly its burgee with the organization that governs the sport of sailing,' said Jim Fiske, U.S. Marketing Manager for Chubb Personal Insurance.

Each stop on the tour begins with a session exclusive to youth sailors where they can meet US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes. Then it’s on to the main presentation, open to all ages, where fans will be treated to a video showing how sailors are preparing for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, followed by a question and answer panel. Team giveaways and a photo/autograph session complete the US Sailing website
Barz Optics - Kids rangeWildwind 2016 660x82Naiad/Oracle Supplier

Related Articles

RORC IRC Nationals - Round two FAST40+ Race Circuit - Day 1
Girls on Film showed guile and skill to come out on top for Second Round of FAST40+ Circuit, held at RORC IRC Nationals. 2016 RORC IRC National Championship - Girls on Film showed guile and skill to come out on top for the Second Round of the FAST40+ Circuit, held at the RORC IRC National Championship. Invictus showed impressive downwind speed to lead the class after three races but a problem in the last race cost Invictus the overnight lead. Seven of the eleven Fast40+ fleet made the podium on the first day.
Posted today at 6:36 am
RORC IRC National Championship - Mike Greville in action
61 crews competing in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's IRC National Championship were eased gently into the regatta today RORC IRC National Championship - 61 crews competing in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's IRC National Championship were eased gently into the regatta today initially with sub-10 knot conditions. However by the time the fourth and final race was held, the breeze had built to 20+ knots in the gusts. This, combined with a short, sharp chop kicked up by a building flood tide, led to numerous wipe-outs.
Posted today at 6:04 am
470 Junior Worlds - Don't get stressed!
Patience and the ability to read the wind shifts were important at third race day of the 470 Junior World Championship Patience and the ability to read the wind shifts were important at the third race day of the 470 Junior World Championship at the Kiel Week. 'It wasn't easy today', said race director Fabian Bach, since the classes could only be started in shifts on the inner race courses due to a thunderstorm warning.
Posted today at 5:41 am
2016 Bacardi® Newport Sailing Week – Action will begin on Friday
Looking forward to great weather and great sailing conditions, one-design sailing boats will be on Narragansett Bay 2016 Bacardi® Newport Sailing Week – Looking forward to great weather and great sailing conditions, one-design sailing boats will be on Narragansett Bay to compete sixth Bacardi Newport Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG.
Posted today at 5:00 am
Superyacht Cup - Day 2 action-shots by Ingrid Abery
Photographer Ingrid Abery was on water at 2016 Superyacht Cup and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 action. Photographer Ingrid Abery was on water at 2016 Superyacht Cup and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 action.
Posted today at 4:14 am
More spectacular sailing on race day two at Palma's Superyacht Cup
The Superyacht Cup's social scene, known to rival the insane on-the-water action, has already lived up to its reputation The Superyacht Cup's social scene, known to rival the insane on-the-water action, has already lived up to its reputation as last night's après-race partying went on long after the sails had been packed away. Apart from a lively atmosphere and full dance floor, this year's '20 Years of Rock' theme showed some sailors' hidden talents of playing air guitar and being able to rock back-combed hair
Posted today at 3:57 am
Picture perfect conditions for day one of racing at the Clagett
Newport turned on the charm for day one of racing for 22 sailors at C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta. Newport turned on the charm for day one of racing for the 22 sailors at the 14th C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta. After a slight delay waiting for the breeze to settle, the race committee, led by Principal Race Officer (PRO) Tom Duggan (East Sandwich, MA) provided four races for the two classes taking part, the 2.4mR's and the Sonars.
Posted today at 3:28 am
Oman Air revel in Cardiff breeze to extend lead
Oman Air kept up a steady pace despite high winds and sudden gusts to extend their lead on the second day 2016 Extreme Sailing Series - Oman Air kept up a steady pace despite high winds and sudden gusts to extend their lead on the second day of the Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff.
Posted today at 2:58 am
Act 3 leaderboard compresses as Cardiff Bay deliver spectacular racing
Cardiff Bay lived up to its reputation for delivering wet and wild racing today 2016 Extreme Sailing Series - Cardiff Bay lived up to its reputation for delivering wet and wild racing today as it played host to some of the most exciting action of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ so far.
Posted today at 2:34 am
Clipper Race crew member successfully medevaced from North Atlantic
Chris Drummond from High Wycombe, UK a crew member on board IchorCoal, had complained of severe chest pains yesterday. Chris Drummond, 62, from High Wycombe, UK a crew member on board IchorCoal, had complained of severe chest pains yesterday but was stabilised after receiving care from one of the team’s two on board medics, a Consultant Anesthetist.
Posted on 24 Jun