Roster: Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Team
Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team
Fifteen sailors will represent the United States at the Olympic Games in August. The team hails from eight U.S. States and territories including California, Washington, Maryland, Michigan, Rhode Island, Florida, Wisconsin, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Games of the XXXI Olympiad will take place from August 5-21, 2016, and the sailing events will be based at Marina da Gloria on Rio de Janeiro’s harbor front. The largest sporting event in the world, the Olympic Games will feature approximately 10,500 athletes from over 200 countries competing in 306 medal events. The sailing events will feature up to 380 athletes competing in ten classes.
To learn how to follow American sailors during Rio 2016, check out the team’s official viewing guide.
Listed in Order of Date of Selection.
49er (Men’s Two-Person High Performance Skiff):
For Barrows, this will be a second shot at the Olympic podium, having represented the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Laser class in 2008. Five-time U.S. National Champion and college sailing standout Morris will compete at his first career Olympics.
- Athlete Bio: Thomas Barrows (St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.)
- Athlete Bio: Joe Morris (Annapolis, Md.)
- Barrows/Morris Team USA Selection Announcement
- Barrows/Morris Image Gallery
49erFX (Women’s Two-Person High Performance Skiff):
Rio 2016 will be the first Olympic Games appearances for both Henken and Scutt, who won bronze at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games.
Nacra 17 (Mixed Two-Person Multihull):
Two-time Moth World Champion and 2009 US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Gulari will team up with college All-American Chafee in the first Olympic Games appearances for both.
- Athlete Bio: Bora Gulari (Detroit, Mich.)
- Athlete Bio: Louisa Chafee (Warwick, R.I.)
- Gulari/Chafee Team USA Selection Announcement
- Gulari/Chafee Image Gallery
Laser Radial (Women’s One-Person Dinghy):
Rio 2016 will be the second consecutive Olympics for Railey, a World Champion, Rolex World Sailor of the Year, three-time Pan American Games medalist and US Sailing Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year.
- Athlete Bio: Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.)
- Railey Team USA Selection Announcement
- Railey Image Gallery
Finn (Men’s One-Person Heavyweight Dinghy):
Paine, a Sailing World Cup Series Champion, has been the top-ranked American Finn sailor since 2012, and will compete in his first career Olympics.
- Athlete Bio: Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.)
- Paine Team USA Selection Announcement
- Paine Image Gallery
Laser (Men’s One-Person Dinghy):
The Laser North American Champion, Two-Time College Sailor of the Year and Toronto 2015 Pan American Games representative will sail at his first career Olympic Games.
- Athlete Bio: Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.)
- Buckingham Team USA Selection Announcement
- Buckingham Image Gallery
Women’s RS:X (Women’s Board):
Rio 2016 will be the first career Olympic Games for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games bronze medalist, who also made the podium at the 2015 RS:X U21 European Championship and won the medal race at the top-level 2016 Trofeo Princesa Sofia regatta in Palma, Spain.
- Athlete Bio: Marion Lepert (Belmont, Calif.)
- Lepert Team USA Selection Announcement
- Lepert Image Gallery
Men’s RS:X (Men’s Board):
Pascual won the RS:ONE European Championship before making gold fleet at the 2016 RS:X Worlds, and will sail in his first career Olympics.
- Athlete Bio: Pedro Pascual (Miami, Fla.)
- Pascual Team USA Selection Announcement
- Pascual Image Gallery
Women’s 470 (Women’s Two-Person Dinghy):
Women’s 470 (Women’s Two-Person Dinghy):
Winners of the 2015 Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015 US Sailing Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Haeger and Youth World Champion Provancha will make their first career Olympic Games appearances.
- Athlete Bio: Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.)
- Athlete Bio: Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.)
- Haeger/Provancha Team USA Selection Announcement
- Haeger/Provancha Image Gallery
Men’s 470 (Men’s Two-Person Dinghy):
McNay will compete at his third consecutive Olympic Games, but his first with teammate Hughes. The veteran pair have compiled an impressive list of podium finishes at many of the world’s toughest dinghy regattas since January 2013.