Born in Miami, Florida, Dominique grew up a third culture kid and daughter of a U.S. diplomat family on the go, living in five different countries: Nicaragua, Peru, Chile, Colombia, and Argentina. As a young girl, Dominique sailed Optimists in Chile, enjoyed gymnastics, and competed in equestrian show jumping. When her family moved to Buenos Aires in 2012, they lived a few blocks from a sailing center on the Rio de la Plata, where Dominique learned to windsurf. There, she began a rigorous fitness program, and thanks to a fabulous group of American and Argentine sailors and coaches, she represented the United States on the Techno 293 windsurfer at the 2018 Youth Olympics, held in Argentina. Stater also sailed the RS:X windsurfer, the previous Olympic windsurfer, competing at the Youth World Championships in China and Poland. She kitesurfed while attending University of Miami and renewed her interest in windsurfing on a foil following the launch of the iQFOiL, the new Olympic windsurfing class.
Since April 2022, Stater has committed herself full-time to her Paris 2024 Olympic campaign and achieved a silver medal at the 2023 Pan American Games in Chile. She won U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Sailing on January 13 and will represent the United States at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games as the first Women’s iQFOiL Olympian, debuting new foiling equipment after the switch from traditional windsurfing, most recently the RS:X.



Hometown: Miami, Florida
Education: University of Miami
Club: Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, US Sailing Center Miami

Sailing Achievements:

  • Winner of U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Sailing in the Women’s iQFOiL, will represent USA at Paris 2024
  • Silver medal, 2023 Pan American Games, Santiago, Chile
  • Qualified to represent the United States at the 2023 Pan American Games in Chile by winning the US Open Series regatta in Miami (January 2023) and finishing as the top US woman at the US Open Series regatta in Clearwater (February 2023)
  • Qualified for the 2023 Olympic Test Event in France and the 2023 iQ FOiL World Championships in Holland.
  • Winner, US Open Series – Miami (2022, 2023), San Francisco (2022), Long Beach (2022)
  • 3rd, 2022 South American Championships – Brazil.
  • 12th, 2018 Youth Olympics – Argentina.
  • Youth sailing: competed in several Techno 293 Europeans, South American and World Championships