Tokyo 2020 Olympic Team Member

Stu McNay grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts, and started sailing at an early age. In college, Stu sailed competitively for Yale University, where he excelled on the water and became a two-time All-American. After college, Stu dedicated himself to Olympic competition, competing in the Men’s 470 at both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics in the Men’s 470 with Graham Biehl. After the London 2012 Games, Graham retired from the 470 and Stu joined forces with his current teammate, David Hughes. Stu and Dave have reached the podium at dozens of top-level events since teaming up in 2012. During the Rio 2016 quadrennium, the duo performed well at multiple World Championships and finished in fourth place at the Olympics in Brazil. With Stu’s nomination to Team USA for Tokyo 2020, he has earned the rare distinction of becoming a four-time Olympian.



Date of Birth: 08-01-81
Hometown: Providence, RI
Lives In: Providence, RI
Education: Yale University, 2005
Club: New York Yacht Club, Beverly Yacht Club

Sailing Achievements:

  • Three-time U.S. Olympian (2016, 2012, 2008)
  • US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Finalist (2016, 2015, 2005)
  • US Sailing Team Sperry – Best Team Performance Award Recipient (2014, 2013)
  • Golden Torch Award (Top U.S. Result at Sailing World Cup Miami) Recipient (2017, 2016)
  • 2nd, 470, 2018 Aarhus Sailing World Championship Test Event (Aarhus, DEN), 2017
  • 1st, 470, SWC Series Round 1 – Miami (Miami, USA), 2017
  • 4th, 470, Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, BRA), 2016
  • 1st, 470, Sailing World Cup Miami (Miami, USA), 2016
  • 3rd, 470, ISAF Sailing World Cup Final (Abu Dhabi, UAE), 2015
  • 1st, 470, ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland (Weymouth & Portland, GBR), 2015
  • 1st, J/80, J/80 World Championship (Annapolis, USA), 2015
  • 3rd, 470, Sailing World Cup Final (Abu Dhabi, UAE), 2014
  • 1st, 470, ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami (Miami, USA), 2013