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Forming the 2019 US Sailing Team

Published on February 3rd, 2019

Athlete selection to the 2019 US Sailing Team, done annually and consisting of the top sailors competing in the 10 events selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, took a step forward following the qualifier events – the 2018 Hempel World Championships Aarhus and the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami.

Through the US Sailing Team and its sponsors, qualified athletes on the Olympic path receive financial, logistical, coaching, technical, fitness, marketing, and communications support.

“It takes an incredible amount of resources to support athletes on their journey to the Olympic podium,” notes US Sailing’s Chief of Olympic Sailing, Malcolm Page. “At US Sailing, we’re honored to be a small part of supporting these individuals in pursuit of an Olympic Medal.”

Athletes Qualified to the 2019 US Sailing Team:

Laser (Men’s One-Person Dinghy):
• Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) – Qualified in Aarhus

Laser Radial (Women’s One-Person Dinghy):
• Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) – Qualified in Aarhus
• Erika Reineke (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) – Qualified in Aarhus

Finn (Men’s One-Person Dinghy):
• Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) – Qualified in Aarhus
• Luke Muller (Fort Pierce, Fla.) – Qualified in Miami

Men’s 470 (Men’s Two-Person Dinghy):
• Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.) – Qualified in Aarhus

Women’s 470 (Women’s Two-Person Dinghy):
• Atlantic Brugman (Palo Alto, Calif.) and Nora Brugman (Palo Alto, Calif.) – Qualified in Miami

49erFX (Women’s Two-Person Skiff):
• Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisc.) and Margaret Shea (Wilmette, Ill.) – Qualified in Miami

Nacra 17 (Mixed Two-Person Foiling Multihull):
• Bora Gulari (Detroit, Mich.) and Louisa Chafee (Warwick, R.I.) – Qualified in Miami
• Sarah Newberry (Miami, Fla.) and David Liebenberg (Livermore, Calif.) – Qualified in Miami

• This is not a roster announcement for the 2019 US Sailing Team, only an announcement of qualification. To be placed on the team, athletes must fulfill specified obligations.
• No individuals in the 49er, RS:X Mens, or RS:X Womens classes have earned selection to the 2019 US Sailing Team at this time, though it is possible that others could be added later in the year.

For details regarding selection to the 2019 US Sailing Team… click here.

The World Cup Series is an annual circuit of Olympic sailing for elite and professional sailors, and a key touchpoint for fans and media to connect to the sport of sailing and develop support for athletes on their road to Tokyo 2020 Olympics and beyond. Over 2,000 of the world’s leading sailors, representing 75 nations, have competed in the World Cup Series since its inception in 2008.

2018-19 World Cup Series
Enoshima Round: 9-16 September 2018
Miami Round: 27 January-3 February 2019
Genoa Round: 15-21 April 2019
Marseille Final: 2-9 June 2019

Source: US Sailing

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