*Tokyo 2020 Olympic Team Member

Paige Railey started sailing early in life after her parents, needing summer daycare, followed a recommendation about sailing camp from their family dentist. Paige and her older brother, future Olympic sailing silver medalist Zach Railey, started a learn-to-sail program soon afterwords. Paige fell in love with the sport the moment she stepped foot on a boat.

Paige dedicated herself to competitive sailing soon afterword, inspired and encouraged by Zach. As a teenager, she won the 2006 Laser Radial World Championship. This propelled her to international recognition, earning her both the Rolex World Sailor of the Year award and US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year.

After narrowly missing selection to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Team, Paige rebounded and qualified for the London 2012 Games. She placed third at the 2011 Laser Radial World Championship and finished eighth at the Olympic regatta in Weymouth. Despite sustaining nearly career-ending injuries during a training accident in 2014, Paige was named to the Olympic team for the second time in Rio 2016. She finished in second place at the World Championship before the 2016 Games, and 10th at Rio 2016. In the lead to Tokyo 2020, Paige has pushed past health setbacks once agin, and has returned to form heading into racing at Enoshima.

GO USA!

About:

Date of Birth: 05-15-87
Hometown: Clearwater, FL
Lives In: Clearwater, FL
Education: University of South Florida St. Petersburg (2010)
Club: St Francis Yacht Club

Sailing Achievements:

  • Two-Time U.S. Olympian (2016, 2012)
  • Most Laser Radial World Championship Medals in the History of the Class (2016, 2013, 2010, 2009, 2005)
  • US Sailing Sportswoman of the Year (2010)
  • ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year (2006)
  • US Sailing Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year (2006)
  • 2nd, Laser Radial, Laser Senior European Championship (La Rochelle, FRA), 2018
  • 10th, Laser Radial, Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, BRA), 2016
  • 2nd, Laser Radial, Laser Radial World Championship (Nuevo Vallarta, MEX), 2016
  • 1st, Laser Radial, Pan American Games (Toronto, CAN), 2015
  • 3rd, Laser Radial, World Laser Radial Women’s Championship (Rizhao, CHN), 2013
  • 8th, Laser Radial, London 2012 Olympic Games (Weymouth & Portland, GBR), 2012
  • 3rd, Laser Radial, Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships (Perth, AUS), 2011
  • 3rd, Laser Radial, Pan American Games (Guadalajara, MEX), 2011
  • 3rd, Laser Radial, World Laser Radial Women’s Championship (Largs, GBR), 2010
  • 1st, Laser Radial, Laser Radial European Women’s Championship (Charlottenlund, DEN), 2009
  • 1st, Laser Radial, Pan American Games (Rio de Janeiro, BRA), 2007
  • 1st, Laser Radial, ISAF World Sailing Games (Lake Neusiedl, AUT), 2006
  • 1st, Laser Radial, Laser Radial World Championships (Fortaleza, BRA), 2005
  • 1st, Laser Radial, Laser Radial European Championship (Split, CRO), 2005
  • 1st, Laser Radial, Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships (Bulsan, KOR), 2005
  • 1st, Laser Radial, 33rd ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships (Maderia, POR), 2003
  • 3rd, Byte, 32nd Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships (Lunenburg, CAN), 2002