September 5, 2014
Portsmouth, R.I. – After sustaining a biking injury while riding close to her home, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athlete Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) will be unable to compete at the upcoming ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain. The 2012 Olympian, Laser Radial world champion and ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year is expected to make a full recovery.
“Unfortunately, Paige is not medically cleared to race by her doctors,” said Charlie McKee, High Performance Director of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top Sider. “However, her training and racing program is expected to resume in about a month. Paige is a world-class athlete and a leader on our team, and we’ll miss her presence at the Worlds.”
“I’m disappointed not to be able to compete at the Worlds this year,” said Railey. “It is frustrating, as I have been training hard for the event, but this is the best decision for my Rio 2016 Olympic effort. I look forward to getting back out on the water in a few weeks.”
Racing at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain will run from September 12-21, 2014. Combining the world championship regattas of all ten Olympic classes into a single event, the combined Worlds in Santander will be the premier event for Olympic class competition in 2014.
About the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
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 sponsors US Sailing’s National Team Tour, a nationwide presentation program for US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes.
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