Nacra 17

Riley Gibbs

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Nacra 17

Riley Gibbs

Riley Gibbs was raised in Long Beach, Calif., where he sailed out of Alamitos Bay Yacht Club. Since learning how to sail when he was 4, he has developed an impressive resume of success in a variety of fleets.

Riley won his first regatta at the 2010 Junior Sabot Nationals and has since gone on to place top 5 at the three World Championships in the 29er, Formula Kite, and Nacra classes. He is also the youngest skipper to win the 505 North Americans, a feat he achieved in 2016.

In recent years, Riley has shifted his focus to competing in a multitude of multihull and foiling classes. He competed at the Red Bull Foiling Generation World Finals in 2016, and currently serves as the wing trimmer for the USA SailGP team. Riley and his partner Anna Weis will represent Team USA in the Nacra 17 at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, and are currently campaigning for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

About

Riley Gibbs was raised in Long Beach, Calif., where he sailed out of Alamitos Bay Yacht Club. Since learning how to sail when he was 4, he has developed an impressive resume of success in a variety of fleets.

Riley won his first regatta at the 2010 Junior Sabot Nationals and has since gone on to place top 5 at the three World Championships in the 29er, Formula Kite, and Nacra classes. He is also the youngest skipper to win the 505 North Americans, a feat he achieved in 2016.

In recent years, Riley has shifted his focus to competing in a multitude of multihull and foiling classes. He competed at the Red Bull Foiling Generation World Finals in 2016, and currently serves as the wing trimmer for the USA SailGP team. Riley and his partner Anna Weis will represent Team USA in the Nacra 17 at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, and are currently campaigning for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Date of Birth:
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Lives In: Long Beach, CA
Education: Orange Coast College
Club: Alamitos Bay Yacht Club

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Sailing Achievements

Sailing Achievements:

  • 1st, Nacra 17, Pan American Games Lima 2019 (Paracas, PER), 2019
  • 4th, Nacra 17, 2018 World Cup Series Final – Marseille (Marseille, FRA), 2018
  • 4th, IKA-Formula Kite, Formula Kite World Championships (Muscat, OMA), 2017
  • 1st, Nacra 17, Oakcliff Sailing Triple Crown #3 (Oyster Bay, NY), 2017
  • 1st, 505, North American Championship, 2016
  • 2nd, 29er, ISAF Youth World Championship, 2014
  • 1st, Sabot, Junior Sabot Nationals, 2010

Olympic Development Track

About:

Date of Birth:
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Lives In: Long Beach, CA
Education: Orange Coast College
Club: Alamitos Bay Yacht Club

Sailing Achievements:

  • 1st, Nacra 17, Pan American Games Lima 2019 (Paracas, PER), 2019
  • 4th, Nacra 17, 2018 World Cup Series Final – Marseille (Marseille, FRA), 2018
  • 4th, IKA-Formula Kite, Formula Kite World Championships (Muscat, OMA), 2017
  • 1st, Nacra 17, Oakcliff Sailing Triple Crown #3 (Oyster Bay, NY), 2017
  • 1st, 505, North American Championship, 2016
  • 2nd, 29er, ISAF Youth World Championship, 2014
  • 1st, Sabot, Junior Sabot Nationals, 2010