Women's 470

Nora Brugman

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Women's 470

Nora Brugman

Nora Brugman was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain and has been sailing since the age of 4. She has competed internationally in Optimist, 420’s, 470’s and 49erFX. Early in her career, she was 420 Spanish National Champion and qualified for the youth national team to sail in multiple World Championships, and European Championships. At the ISAF Youth World Championships in 2009, she finished 6th overall in the 420.

Brugman graduated from the Universitat of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona in 2016. There, she majored in Advertising and Marketing. After graduating, she decided to combine her studies with Olympic class racing and launched a full-time campaign for the 2016 Rio Games. Initially, she began her campaign in the 49erFX class but then opted to train in the 470 class.

After missing out on selection to the Rio games, Brugman moved to the United States. Since then, she has been sharing her expertise with youth sailor son both coasts. During the 2016-2017 season, Brugman was the head coach of the Optimist, High School, and 420 teams at the Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation (Redwood City, Calif.). She has also spent multiple summers training and coaching the 420 Racing Team at Shelter Island Yacht Club (Shelter Island Heights, N.Y.).

After getting a glimpse of Olympic sailing in the 2016 quadrennium, Nora was sure she wanted to campaign for the Tokyo 2020 games. This time, she decided to join forces with her sister, Atlantic Brugman, in the 470 class. In early 2019, the Brugmans were named to the US Sailing Team, for the first time.

About

Nora Brugman was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain and has been sailing since the age of 4. She has competed internationally in Optimist, 420’s, 470’s and 49erFX. Early in her career, she was 420 Spanish National Champion and qualified for the youth national team to sail in multiple World Championships, and European Championships. At the ISAF Youth World Championships in 2009, she finished 6th overall in the 420.

Brugman graduated from the Universitat of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona in 2016. There, she majored in Advertising and Marketing. After graduating, she decided to combine her studies with Olympic class racing and launched a full-time campaign for the 2016 Rio Games. Initially, she began her campaign in the 49erFX class but then opted to train in the 470 class.

After missing out on selection to the Rio games, Brugman moved to the United States. Since then, she has been sharing her expertise with youth sailor son both coasts. During the 2016-2017 season, Brugman was the head coach of the Optimist, High School, and 420 teams at the Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation (Redwood City, Calif.). She has also spent multiple summers training and coaching the 420 Racing Team at Shelter Island Yacht Club (Shelter Island Heights, N.Y.).

After getting a glimpse of Olympic sailing in the 2016 quadrennium, Nora was sure she wanted to campaign for the Tokyo 2020 games. This time, she decided to join forces with her sister, Atlantic Brugman, in the 470 class. In early 2019, the Brugmans were named to the US Sailing Team, for the first time.

  • Date of Birth: January 31, 1992
  • Hometown: Winthrop, Mass.
  • Current Location: (need to creat field)
  • Education: Universitat of Pompeu Fabrega, 2016
  • Club: Shelter Island Yacht Club

Sailing Achievements

Sailing Achievements:

  • 8th, 470, Hempel World Cup Series Miami (Miami, USA), 2019
  • 3rd, 470, USA 470 National Championship (Oyster Bay, USA), 2018
  • 1st, 470, Oakcliff Sailing Triple Crown #3 (Oyster Bay, USA), 2017
  • 8th, 470, SWC Series (Miami, USA), 2017

Olympic Development Track

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About

  • Date of Birth: January 31, 1992
  • Hometown: Winthrop, Mass.
  • Current Location: (need to creat field)
  • Education: Universitat of Pompeu Fabrega, 2016
  • Club: Shelter Island Yacht Club

Sailing Achievements:

  • 8th, 470, Hempel World Cup Series Miami (Miami, USA), 2019
  • 3rd, 470, USA 470 National Championship (Oyster Bay, USA), 2018
  • 1st, 470, Oakcliff Sailing Triple Crown #3 (Oyster Bay, USA), 2017
  • 8th, 470, SWC Series (Miami, USA), 2017

Olympic Development Track:

Coming Soon