Stu McNay
  • Boat Class:
    470
  • Hometown:
    Providence, R.I.
  • Birthdate:
    August 1, 1981
  • School:
    Yale University, 2005
  • Member of:
    New York Yacht Club, Beverly Yacht Club

Athlete Bio:

Stuart “Stu” McNay grew up in Brookline, Mass. And started sailing from an early age in the summer. In college, McNay started sailing more competitively for Yale University. During his collegiate career, McNay excelled on the water and became a two-time All-American.

After college, McNay dedicated himself into an Olympic campaign early on. He earned selection to the 2008 and 2012 Olympics in the Men’s 470 with his then-crew, Graham Biehl. After the London 2012 Games, McNay parted ways with Biehl and immediately approached his current teammate, David Hughes (Miami, Fla.) to join forces.

McNay and Hughes made an excellent pairing that saw success almost immediately. During the Rio 2016 quadrennium, the pair performed well at several World Championship events, and finished in fourth place at the Games in Rio. This quad, they are looking to crack the podium, and have so far proved themselves worthy contenders at several events. Should team McNay/Hughes earn selection to the Tokyo 2020 Games, McNay will earn the rare distinction of becoming a four-time Olympian.

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

Expanded Sailing Resume:

  • 9th, 470, Hempel World Cup Series Genoa (Genoa, ITA), 2019
  • 6th, 470, ASAF Cup – JSAF Enoshima Olympic Week (Enoshima, JPN), 2018
  • 5th, 470, 2019 World Cup Series – Round 1, Enoshima (Enoshima, JPN), 2018
  • 7th, 470, Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 (Aarhus, DEN), 2018
  • 1st, 470, USA 470 National Championship (Oyster Bay, USA), 2018
  • 7th, 470, Kiel Week (Kiel-Schilksee, GER), 2018
  • 2nd, 470, 470 European Championship (Bourgas, BUL), 2018
  • 10th, 470, 49th Trofeo S.A.R Princesa Sofia (Palma De Majorca, ESP), 2018
  • 7th, 470, 2018 World Cup Series – Round 2, Miami (Miami, USA), 2018
  • 4th, 470, 470 North American Championships (Miami, USA), 2017
  • 8th, 470, ASAF Cup – Enoshima Olympic Week (Enoshima, JPN), 2017
  • 7th, 470, 470 World Championship (Thessaloniki, GRE), 2017
  • 4th, 470, Sailing World Cup Final – Santander (Santander, ESP), 2017
  • 7th, 470, Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia – Iberostar (El Arenal, ESP), 2017
  • 5th, 470, Sailing World Cup Hyeres (Hyeres, FRA), 2016
  • 3rd, 470, 470 European Championship (Palma de Majorca, ESP), 2016
  • 2nd, 470, Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia (Palma de Majorca, ESP), 2016
  • 8th, 470, 470 South American Championship (San Isidro, ARG), 2016
  • 1st, 470, 470 North American Championship (Miami, USA), 2016
  • 1st, 470, USA 470 National Championship (Miami, USA), 2016
  • 7th, 470, Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2015 (Rio 2016 Test Event) (Rio de Janeiro, BRA), 2015
  • 4th, 470, 470 South American Championship (Rio de Janeiro, BRA), 2015
  • 1st, 470, Open European Championships (Aarhus, DEN), 2015
  • 1st, 470, North American Championship (Miami, USA), 2015
  • 7th, 470, Trofeo S.A.R. Princess Sofia (Palma de Majorca, ESP), 2015
  • 5th, 470, World Championship (Santander, ESP), 2014
  • 2nd, 470, 470 South American Championship (Rio de Janeiro, BRA), 2014
  • 8th, 470, Open 470 European Championships (Athens, GRE), 2014
  • 7th, 470, Kiel Week, (Kiel-Schilksee, GER), 2014
  • 8th, 470, ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres (Hyeres, FRA), 2014
  • 9th, 470, ISAF Sailing World Cup (Palma de Majorca, ESP), 2014
  • 3rd, 470, ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami (Miami, USA.), 2014
  • 6th, 470, 470 World Championship (La Rochelle, FRA), 2013