Annie Haeger, 470

CLASS: Women’s 470
POSITION: Helm
CREW: Briana Provancha
US SAILING TEAM SPERRY: 2013-Present
HOMETOWN: East Troy, Wisc.
MEMBER OF: Lake Beulah Yacht Club, Lauderdale Yacht Club
HIGH SCHOOL: Lake Forest High School ’08
COLLEGE: Boston College ’12
BIRTHDATE: 02/05/1990
WEBSITE: TeamHP470.com
FACEBOOK: Team Haeger/Provancha
TWITTER: @TeamHP470
INSTAGRAM: @TeamHP470
AGENT/PRESS INQUIRIES: Contact Will Ricketson, US Sailing

SIGNIFICANT SAILING ACHIEVEMENTS

470 Olympic-Class Dinghy:

  • Gold, Olympic Test Event, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (August 2015)
  • Bronze, 470 European Championships, Aarhus, Denmark, 470 (July 2015)
  • 4th, Olympic Test Event, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (August 2014)
  • 6th, 2016 470 World Championship
  • 7th, 2014 470 World Championship

ATHLETE BIO:

“I feel that I didn’t choose this path so much as the path chose me. Ever since I was a little girl I wanted a medal. The major turning point in actually trying to pursue this came at the 2007 ISAF Youth Worlds, when I won silver. I turned to the girl above me on the podium, the gold medalist, and told myself that I wanted to be there. From that day on, I knew sailing and the Olympics were going to be my passions. And in pursuing that dream, you get to represent your country, team, and everyone who has helped you reach for it.” – Annie

Annie Haeger, writing at Team HP

My introduction to sailing began at the ripe age of 5, receiving an Optimist Dingy during the holiday season. Though my initial reaction to my “present” were tears and it was years before I jumped into an actual boat, sailing has been in my blood from the get go. I began my career at age 8 in the Opti, winning the Women’s National Championship, finishing 3rd in the open Championship and representing the United States at various European and South American events.  Highlights include winning the women’s division at the 700+ boat International Meeting at Lake Garda, Italy and winning the North American Championship in Trinidad and Tobago.

Post Optimist career, I qualified to represent the United States in the ISAF Youth Worlds twice in the Laser Radial, bringing home a Silver Medal in 2007. My laser stint was highlighted with a 3rd place finish at Youth Radial Europeans, 4th place finish at the2007 Olympic trails, and back to back victories at the Leiter Cup.

Though I had previous success in the sport, college is where I learned how to become a champion. I received Women’s All American all four years, the only sailor to be nominated for the Quantum female College Sailor of the Year three times, winning in 2011, and was also was only the second woman in history to be awarded Co-ed All American status.  Tying Olympic Gold Medalist Anna Tunnicliffe with three Single-handed College National Championships, I also achieved success in the double-handed discipline winning B division my freshman year and finishing top four as a starter on the coed team racing team three times.  Senior year before launching into our full time Olympic campaign, Briana and I won the Women’s National Championship both skippering in A and B divisions. I am also honored to hold the record for the highest finish ever by a woman skipper at the Coed National Championship with a 4th place finish.In all, I helped lead BC to 2 Fowle Trophies for the best team in the Nation and culminated my Boston College career by being named the Eagle of the Year. This award is the highest honor of the athletic department, given annually to one male and one female senior student-athlete who are outstanding citizens, leaders, scholars and athletes.

Briana introduced me to the 470 my junior year in San Diego Bay over Thanksgiving break. Though we were able to train sporadically while in school, we knew once we graduated the Games were in our sights. Since going full time in September 2012, we have made many waves on the international 470 circuit.  We have one goal, and only one: to bring home the Gold Medal for the United States in 2016.

See Also: Women’s 470 U.S. Olympic Team Selection Tracker

EXPANDED SIGNIFICANT SAILING ACHIEVEMENTS

College Sailing:

  • 2012 Boston College Female Eagle of the Year
  • 1st, 2012 ICSA Women’s Doublehanded Nationals
  • 2011 Quantum Female Sailor of the Year
  • Three-time ICSA Women’s Singlehanded National champion (’08, ’09, ’11)
  • Four-time ICSA All American

Youth Sailing:

  • Silver, Laser Radial, 2007 ISAF Youth Worlds

EXPANDED SAILING RESUME:

  • 1st, Olympic Test Event, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 470 (August 2015)
  • 3rd, 470 European Championships, Aarhus, Denmark, 470 (July 2015)
  • 6th, ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland, Weymouth, UK, 470 (June 2015)
  • 5th, ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, France, 470 (April 2015)
  • 7th, Trofeo Princesa Sofia, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (April 2015)
  • 7th, 470 World Championships, Haifa, Israel (October 2015)
  • 8th, ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, USA, 470 (January 2015)
  • 3rd, Women’s 470, 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères
  • 5th, Women’s 470, 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami
  • 5th 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca
  • 5th, 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami
  • 15th, Women’s 470, 2013 470 World Championships, La Rochelle, FRA
  • 6th, Women’s 470, 2013 European Championship, Formia, ITA
  • 2nd, Women’s 470, 2013 Delta Lloyd Regatta, Medemblik, NED
  • 4th, Women’s 470, ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères (FRA)
  • 3rd, Women’s 470, ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma (ESP)
  • 5th, Women’s 470, 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami (USA)
  • 3rd, Women’s 470, 2013 470 North Americans, Miami, Fla.
  • 7th, Women’s 470, 2012 Rolex Miami OCR, Miami, Fla. ( ISAF Sailing World Cup)
  • 12th, Women’s 470, 2011 Rolex Miami OCR, Miami, Fla. ( ISAF Sailing World Cup)
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