Luke Muller was born into a surfing and windsurfing family where a passion for sailing was instilled at an early age. He and his younger brother started sailing Optis at the US Sailing Center Martin County while his older siblings were starting a high school sailing team. Years later, Luke qualified for, and raced in, the 2007 Belgian Nationals where he fell in love with international competition.
In high school, Luke was lucky enough to train with a talented group of Laser sailors at the Lauderdale Yacht Club. However, Luke outgrew the Laser, so he took up the Finn in 2014 prior to his freshman year at Stanford University. While balancing academics, college sailing, and a Finn campaign, Luke was presented with the opportunity to train full time with US Sailing Team Head Coach, Luther Carpenter, and took a leave of absence from college to serve as the training partner for Caleb Paine in his lead up to the 2016 Rio Games.
Luke continued to campaign full time, and quickly posted positive results with a Bronze medal at the 2018 Hempel World Cup Series Miami. Luke has continued to progress up the Finn ranks, resulting in his selection as Team USA’s Finn sailor for the Tokyo 2020 Games. Luke loves the physical and technical aspects of the boat and is committed to achieving greatness in the Finn.
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
- 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