Finn

Luke Muller

Finn

Luke Muller

Luke Muller grew up surfing and windsurfing the waters of Florida’s east coast. When his older sister, Meredith, started a high school sailing team, the family became hooked on boats, and Muller sailed his first Optimist dinghy at the US Sailing Center of Martin County. He quickly made the progression from recreational sailor to competitive racer. Within a few years, he was hooked on the idea of representing the United States on an international stage. After growing out of the Opti, Muller turned to the Laser to improve his fitness and racing skills. Before long, he held the titles of Laser National Champion and Youth Worlds Representative.

Just before his first year attending Stanford University, Muller opted to switch to the Finn class. While juggling his studies with sailing, he rose through the Finn ranks. Eventually, he was presented with the opportunity to train with current teammate, Caleb Paine, and coach Luther Carpenter. Muller gladly accepted and took a leave of absence from Stanford to devote his full attention to his Olympic aspirations.

Muller has since committed himself to a full-time campaign of his own, working towards selection for Tokyo 2020.

About

Luke Muller grew up surfing and windsurfing the waters of Florida’s east coast. When his older sister, Meredith, started a high school sailing team, the family became hooked on boats, and Muller sailed his first Optimist dinghy at the US Sailing Center of Martin County. He quickly made the progression from recreational sailor to competitive racer. Within a few years, he was hooked on the idea of representing the United States on an international stage. After growing out of the Opti, Muller turned to the Laser to improve his fitness and racing skills. Before long, he held the titles of Laser National Champion and Youth Worlds Representative.

Just before his first year attending Stanford University, Muller opted to switch to the Finn class. While juggling his studies with sailing, he rose through the Finn ranks. Eventually, he was presented with the opportunity to train with current teammate, Caleb Paine, and coach Luther Carpenter. Muller gladly accepted and took a leave of absence from Stanford to devote his full attention to his Olympic aspirations.

Muller has since committed himself to a full-time campaign of his own, working towards selection for Tokyo 2020.

Date of Birth: 03-14-96
Hometown: Ft. Pierce, FL
Lives In: Ft. Pierce, FL / New York, NY
Education: Stanford University
Club: St Francis Yacht Club

Q&A’s

When did you start sailing? My family started me off young. Probably 4 or 5.
When not sailing, what do you do? In my little out of the Finn, I like to go road biking, kite foiling, surfing, or free-diving.
What are your 2020 goals? My 2020 goal is to qualify for the US Olympic team and to improve in my Finn Sailing.
3 words that describe you? Committed, Grateful, Friendly


Schedule

Racing Schedule

Oct. 2020 | 2020 Finn Gold Cup, Arenal, Mallora (ESP)


Training Schedule

Jun.- Jul. 2020 | Galveston Bay, TX
Aug.- Oct. 2020 | Oyster Bay, NY
Oct. 2020 – Feb. 2021 | Miami, FL


Sailing Achievements

Sailing Achievements:

  • Stanford Sailing Team Captain (2016/17)
  • ISAF Youth World Team Member (2014)
  • 3rd, Finn, Hempel World Cup Series Miami (Miami, USA), 2019
  • 1st overall and line honors, TP52 (Spookie), Miami to Havana Race, set course record – 17.3 hrs., 2018
  • 1st overall and line honors, TP52 (Spookie), Ida Lewis Distance Race (Newport, RI), 2018
  • 4th, Finn, SWC Series – Round 1, Miami (Miami, USA), 2017
  • 1st, Laser Radial, US Youth Championships (Corpus Christi, USA, 2013
  • 1st, Laser, National Championships (Santa Cruz, USA), 2013


Olympic Development Track

US Sailing Squad: 2014, 2015
US Sailing Team: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020


About:

Date of Birth: 03-14-96
Hometown: Ft. Pierce, FL
Lives In: Ft. Pierce, FL / New York, NY
Education: Stanford University
Club: St Francis Yacht Club

Q&A’s:

When did you start sailing? My family started me off young. Probably 4 or 5.
When not sailing, what do you do? In my little out of the Finn, I like to go road biking, kite foiling, surfing, or free-diving.
What are your 2020 goals? My 2020 goal is to qualify for the US Olympic team and to improve in my Finn Sailing.
3 words that describe you? Committed, Grateful, Friendly


Racing Schedule

Oct. 2020 | 2020 Finn Gold Cup, Arenal, Mallora (ESP)


Training Schedule

Jun.- Jul. 2020 | Galveston Bay, TX
Aug.- Oct. 2020 | Oyster Bay, NY
Oct. 2020 – Feb. 2021 | Miami, FL


Sailing Achievements:

  • Stanford Sailing Team Captain (2016/17)
  • ISAF Youth World Team Member (2014)
  • 3rd, Finn, Hempel World Cup Series Miami (Miami, USA), 2019
  • 1st overall and line honors, TP52 (Spookie), Miami to Havana Race, set course record – 17.3 hrs., 2018
  • 1st overall and line honors, TP52 (Spookie), Ida Lewis Distance Race (Newport, RI), 2018
  • 4th, Finn, SWC Series – Round 1, Miami (Miami, USA), 2017
  • 1st, Laser Radial, US Youth Championships (Corpus Christi, USA, 2013
  • 1st, Laser, National Championships (Santa Cruz, USA), 2013

Olympic Development Track

US Sailing Squad: 2014, 2015
US Sailing Team: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020