Two-time Olympian Zach Railey is a well-known U.S. sailor who won a silver medal in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the Finn class.
Captain of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team, Railey is an accomplished businessman, in addition to his sailing.
This week, he is one of three U.S. sailors competing in the 2015 Finn Gold Cup (the world championship for the Finn class) in New Zealand, joining Caleb Paine and Philip Toth. Railey is competing in an international championship for the first time since the London 2012 Olympic Games.
That’s quite a sailing résumé for a guy who followed garbage trucks around in his boyhood (read on to find out about that and his 2012 Olympic teammate and sister, Paige, who wanted to work in a doughnut shop).
Zach Railey – the older sailing sibling by three years – took a break from his training at the world championships to answer a few email questions from TeamUSA.org.