Stuart “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 an Olympic campaign, competing in the Men’s 470 at both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics in the Men’s 470 with his then-crew, Graham Biehl. After the London 2012 Games, Stu parted ways with Graham and joined forces with his current teammate, David Hughes. Stu and Davemade an excellent pair and saw success almost immediately. During the Rio 2016 quadrennium, the duo performed well at several World Championship events and finished in fourth place at the Games in Rio.Hungry to reach the podium in Japan, the pair are training hard and fine-tuning their skills. With Stu’s recent nomination to the Tokyo 2020 Games team, 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