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RISING TIDE, Episode Three: A Technical Direction

Published on August 13th, 2014

US Olympic Sailing hopefuls are looking for raw speed at all times, and for guidance these athletes have turned to Grant “Fuzz” Spanhake, the Technical Director of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. Watch these sailors study their craft, uncover new skills, and push their racing machines hard in RISING TIDE, Episode 3.

Published on Aug 12, 2014


The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider is managed by the United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for the sport of sailing and sailboat racing. The top boats in each Olympic and Paralympic class are selected annually to be members of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. US Sailing helps these elite athletes with with financial, logistical, coaching, technical, fitness, marketing and communications support. The title sponsor of the team is Sperry Top-Sider; other sponsors include Harken and Team McLube. Yale Cordage is a team supplier. The US Sailing Center Miami is an Olympic training site. Oakcliff Sailing and Clearwater Community Sailing Center are US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider training centers. Chubb Personal Insurance and the Gowrie Group sponsor US Sailing’s National Team Tour, a nationwide presentation program for US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes.

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Video by Amory Ross Images/US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider


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