Erika Reineke

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Birthdate: November 4, 1993
College: Boston College '17
Member of: Lauderdale YC
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Athlete Bio:

Reineke has been recognized for several years as one of America’s top young sailing talents, but she has clearly asserted herself as one of the toughest competitors in the world in the Laser Radial class during the Rio Olympic quadrennium. Reineke was the top U.S. athlete at the past two Radial Women’s World Championships, and in 2015 her Worlds finish was an impressive 10th overall.

Erika Reineke 2018


I started my sailing endeavors in the Optimist Dinghy at age 8 through the Lauderdale Yacht Club program. However, it wasn’t till I decided to dedicate my life to the sport at age 12 that I started to win titles with Coach Ben Williams. He saw something in me that no one else saw and with his encouragement I won two consecutive Girl’s National Championships, placed 4th in the Coed National Championship, and qualified to compete all over the world for my country giving me international experience at a young age.

Sailing Achievements:


Expanded Sailing Resume:


  • 6th, Laser Radial, 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami
  • 8th, Laser Radial, 2012 Audi Women’s Worlds, Boltenhagen, GER
  • 2nd, Laser Radial, 2011 ISAF Youth Sailing World Champs, Zadar, CRO
  • 3rd, Laser Radial, 2010 ISAF Youth World Champs, Istanbul, TUR
  • 1st, Laser Radial, 2010 Laser Youth World Champs, Largs, SCO
  • 19th, Laser Radial, 2010 Rolex Miami OCR, Miami, USA (ISAF Sailing World Cup)
  • 15th, Laser Radial, 2010 Kiel Week, Kiel, GER (ISAF Sailing World Cup)

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