Lara Dallman-Weiss grew up sailing on White Bear Lake, MN. She spent her summers sailing in the Inland Lakes Yachting Association (ILYA), but most of her development as an athlete came on the basketball court, in track and cross-country, and as a dancer. She found her love for competitive sailing at Eckerd College and from there continued to race and work with an incredibly diverse range of teams until she and Nikki joined forces in the 470. Most notably, Lara was the 2016 Farr 40 North American Champion on Flash Gordon, placed 1st in the C&C 30 class at the 2016 Key West Race Week, 1st at the 2016 Etchells Pacific Coast Championship as main trimmer, and 3rd at the 2014 Women’s Match Race World Championship, as part of Epic Racing team.
Lara is a 2011 graduate of Eckerd College where she studied nutrition. She was sailing team captain, won 3rd place at the 2010 Women’s Nationals, and earned both Crew and Skipper of the Year awards. Before campaigning full-time in the 470 class, Lara raced on the professional sailing circuit for five years, racing with a range of teams from Etchells and Melges 20s to Farr 40s and Perini Navis. In addition, she spent time as a drone pilot, copywriter and photographer.
Date of Birth: 01-30-89
Hometown: Shoreview, Minnesota
Education: Eckerd College
Club: New York Yacht Club, White Bear Yacht Club