Laser Radial

Paige Railey

Laser Radial

Paige Railey

Paige started sailing in a very relatable way. Her parents needed summer daycare and through a recommendation from their dentist, Paige and her brother started a learn to sail program. Paige fell in love the moment she stepped foot in the boat.  

Paige dedicated herself to competitive sailing at a young age, inspired and encouraged by her older brother Zach Railey, a 2008 Olympic silver medalist in the Finn class. As a teenager, she won the 2006 Laser Radial World Championship. This propelled her to international recognition, earning her both Rolex World Sailor of the Year and US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year. 

After narrowly missing selection to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Team, Paige rebounded, qualifying 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 2016. She finished in second place at the final World Championship before the 2016 Games. Paige now has her sights set on the Tokyo Games. Proving that nothing will stop her from pushing towards this goal, Paige has pushed past health setbacks to bring her best to the starting line. Her resilience and dedication helped her perform at the recent 2020 World Championship, where she secured the Laser Radial spot for the Tokyo 2020 Games.

About

Paige started sailing in a very relatable way. Her parents needed summer daycare and through a recommendation from their dentist, Paige and her brother started a learn to sail program. Paige fell in love the moment she stepped foot in the boat.  

Paige dedicated herself to competitive sailing at a young age, inspired and encouraged by her older brother Zach Railey, a 2008 Olympic silver medalist in the Finn class. As a teenager, she won the 2006 Laser Radial World Championship. This propelled her to international recognition, earning her both Rolex World Sailor of the Year and US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year. 

After narrowly missing selection to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Team, Paige rebounded, qualifying 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 2016. She finished in second place at the final World Championship before the 2016 Games. Paige now has her sights set on the Tokyo Games. Proving that nothing will stop her from pushing towards this goal, Paige has pushed past health setbacks to bring her best to the starting line. Her resilience and dedication helped her perform at the recent 2020 World Championship, where she secured the Laser Radial spot for the Tokyo 2020 Games.

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

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Sailing Achievements

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

Olympic Development Track

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