16 Youth Athletes Ready for Youth Worlds in Oman


Scenes from shore of OmanSail preparing for the 2021 Youth World Championships | Photos by Sander Van Der Borch Photography

AL-MUSSANAH, OMAN (December 10, 2021) – From Hawaii to Florida, this year’s US Youth Worlds team is one of the widest representations of geographic diversity that has ever taken to the water on behalf of the US against the rest of the world. Led by Gold Medalist Anna Tunnicliffe, the entire US team and staff are preparing to lock it in, with racing set to begin Monday, December 13. 

Racing for the US:  
      • JP Lattanzi (Honolulu, Hawaii) – Male Windsurfer (Bic Techno 293+)
      • Danicka Sailer (Honolulu, Hawaii) – Female Windsurfer (Bic Techno 293+)  
      • Chapman Petersen (Fontana, Wis.) – Male One Person Dinghy (ILCA 6)  
      • Katharine Doble (Pacific Palisades, Calif.) – Female One Person Dinghy (ILCA 6)  
      • Thomas Sitzmann (Severna Park, MD) / Luke Woodworth (Baltimore, MD) – Male/Mixed Two Person Dinghy (i420)
      • Vanessa Lahrkamp (Rye, NY) / Katherine McNamara (Darien, CT) – Female Two Person Dinghy (i420)   
      • Kay Brunsvold (Sarasota, Fla.) / Cooper Delbridge (Englewood, Fla.) – Mixed Two Person Multihull (Nacra 15)   
      • Noah Zittrer (Seabrook, TX) – Male Kiteboarding (Formula Kite)   
      • Caroline Locke (Fort Pierce, Fla.) – Female Kiteboarding (Formula Kite)
      • Ian Nyenhuis (San Diego, Calif.) / Noah Nyenhuis (San Diego, Calif.) – Male Skiff (29er)
      • Charlie Leigh (Coral Gables, Fla.) / Sophie Fisher (Middletown, RI) – Female Skiff (29er)


Notice of Race 

“It’s so cool to be here representing the USA on the world stage,” said men’s 29er crew Noah Nyenhuis. “The Youth Worlds have been a huge goal for Ian and I for a long time and we’re stoked finally be here and get after it.” 

“I’m really excited to finally get out and race,” said Windsurfer Danicka Sailer. “It was a long trip to get here, but now that we’re all on the ground as a team, we can’t wait to hit the water and represent the USA.” 



Saturday 11 December – Registration, Inspection, Team Leader Briefing 

Sunday 12 December – Competitors Briefing, Practice Race, Opening Ceremony 

Monday 13 to Friday 17 December – Races 

Friday 17 December – Closing Ceremony 


Special thank you to Quantum Racing for supporting the US Sailing Team Olympic Development Program (ODP), and to AmericaOne for believing in the ODP vision from the beginning and pushing the mission forward.


To follow the racing, stay tuned to the US Sailing Team social media channels and bookmark the links below: 

[Results link to come] 

US Sailing Team Facebook: www.facebook.com/ussailingteam  

US Sailing Team Instagram: www.instagram.com/ussailingteam 


For inquiries, contact Allison Chenard