470 Men

David Hughes

Dave Hughes, 470 headshot

470 Men

David Hughes

Dave Hughes grew up in New York where he learned to sail dinghies at age 13. After attending the University of Southern Maine, Hughes fully devoted himself to the sport, and teamed up with Mikee Anderson-Mitterling in the Olympic 470 class. The pair sailed well together and were a favorite to win Olympic selection for Beijing 2008, but narrowly lost to future teammate Stu McNay and his then-crew Graham Biehl.

After the 2008 trials, Hughes spent time coaching the American 49er team of Erik Stork and Trevor Moore. With Hughes’ guidance, the pair earned selection to the London 2012 games and finished fifteenth overall, despite an injury to Moore. After the games, McNay split with Biehl and propositioned Hughes to join him for the Rio 2016 quadrennium. After spending the 2012 quad coaching, Hughes was eager to return to the Olympics as a sailor.

Hughes and McNay went on to perform well at several World Championship events, and the pair finished in fourth place at the Games in Rio. This quad, they are looking to crack the podium, and have so far proved themselves worthy contenders at several events.

About

Dave Hughes grew up in New York where he learned to sail dinghies at age 13. After attending the University of Southern Maine, Hughes fully devoted himself to the sport, and teamed up with Mikee Anderson-Mitterling in the Olympic 470 class. The pair sailed well together and were a favorite to win Olympic selection for Beijing 2008, but narrowly lost to future teammate Stu McNay and his then-crew Graham Biehl.

After the 2008 trials, Hughes spent time coaching the American 49er team of Erik Stork and Trevor Moore. With Hughes’ guidance, the pair earned selection to the London 2012 games and finished fifteenth overall, despite an injury to Moore. After the games, McNay split with Biehl and propositioned Hughes to join him for the Rio 2016 quadrennium. After spending the 2012 quad coaching, Hughes was eager to return to the Olympics as a sailor.

Hughes and McNay went on to perform well at several World Championship events, and the pair finished in fourth place at the Games in Rio. This quad, they are looking to crack the podium, and have so far proved themselves worthy contenders at several events.

Date of Birth: 01-22-78
Hometown: Miami, FL
Lives In:
Education: B.A. University of Southern Maine, M.A. University of Wales
Club: Coconut Grove Sailing Club

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Sailing Achievements

Sailing Achievements:

  • US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Finalist (2015, 2005)
  • US Sailing Team Sperry – Best Team Performance Award (2014, 2013)
  • Golden Torch Award (Top U.S. Result at Sailing World Cup Miami) (2017, 2016)
  • 2nd, 470, 2018 Aarhus Sailing World Championship Test Event (Aarhus, DEN), 2017
  • 1st, 470, SWC Series Round 1 – Miami (Miami, USA), 2017
  • 4th, 470, Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, BRA), 2016
  • 1st, 470, Sailing World Cup Miami (Miami, USA), 2016
  • 1st, Melges 24, 2016 Melges 24 World Championship (Miami, USA), 2016
  • 3rd, 470, ISAF Sailing World Cup Final (Abu Dhabi, UAE), 2015
  • 1st, 470, ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland (Weymouth & Portland, GBR), 2015
  • 3rd, 470, Sailing World Cup Final (Abu Dhabi, UAE), 2014
  • 1st, 470, ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami (Miami, USA), 2013
  • 3rd, Melges 24, Melges 24 World Championship (Torquay, GBR), 2011
  • 2nd, J/24, J/24 World Championship (Annapolis, MD), 2009
  • 4th, Etchells, Audi – Etchells World Championship (Melbourne, AUS), 2009

Olympic Development Track

About:

Date of Birth: 01-22-78
Hometown: Miami, FL
Lives In:
Education: B.A. University of Southern Maine, M.A. University of Wales
Club: Coconut Grove Sailing Club

Sailing Achievements:

  • US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Finalist (2015, 2005)
  • US Sailing Team Sperry – Best Team Performance Award (2014, 2013)
  • Golden Torch Award (Top U.S. Result at Sailing World Cup Miami) (2017, 2016)
  • 2nd, 470, 2018 Aarhus Sailing World Championship Test Event (Aarhus, DEN), 2017
  • 1st, 470, SWC Series Round 1 – Miami (Miami, USA), 2017
  • 4th, 470, Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, BRA), 2016
  • 1st, 470, Sailing World Cup Miami (Miami, USA), 2016
  • 1st, Melges 24, 2016 Melges 24 World Championship (Miami, USA), 2016
  • 3rd, 470, ISAF Sailing World Cup Final (Abu Dhabi, UAE), 2015
  • 1st, 470, ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland (Weymouth & Portland, GBR), 2015
  • 3rd, 470, Sailing World Cup Final (Abu Dhabi, UAE), 2014
  • 1st, 470, ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami (Miami, USA), 2013
  • 3rd, Melges 24, Melges 24 World Championship (Torquay, GBR), 2011
  • 2nd, J/24, J/24 World Championship (Annapolis, MD), 2009
  • 4th, Etchells, Audi – Etchells World Championship (Melbourne, AUS), 2009