470 Men

Stu McNay

470 Men

Stu McNay

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.

About

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.

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

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Sailing Achievements

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

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About:

Date of Birth: 08-01-81
Hometown: Providence, RI
Lives In:
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