US Sailing Announces 2021 US Youth Worlds Team to Compete in Al-Mussanah, Oman This December

Ian Nyenhuis and Noah Nyenhuis, Men’s 29er US Representatives for the 2021 Youth World Championships in Al-Mussanah, Oman | Photo by Allison Chenard / US Sailing Team


BRISTOL, RI (September 15, 2021) – US Sailing has named the 16 athletes that will be representing the US at the 2021 Youth Sailing World Championships. The 50th edition of the premier event in international youth sailing will take place December 11-18 in Al-Mussanah, Oman and is open to athletes under age 19. 

Danicka Sailer, Female Bic Techno 293+ US Representative for the 2021 Youth World Championships in Al-Mussanah, Oman (pictured here sailing an iQFoil) | Photo by Allison Chenard / US Sailing Team

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The team will be traveling to Oman with Team Leader Phil Muller and 2 additional coaches. “Youth Worlds is a really special event as it showcases the best youth talent worldwide,” said Muller, recipient of the 2020 US Sailing Developmental Coach of the Year award. “All of our modern-day heroes were once Youth Worlds champions so we look to this next generation to make their mark. We have an extremely strong team of athletes from all over the country, stretching from Hawaii to the West Coast, Midwest, East Coast, and the Gulf Coast. The team’s impressive geographic spread is a testament to the strength of our nation’s commitment to youth sailing as well as the regional programs and coaches who committed to the growth and development of these athletes and the support they provided to help them reach the top of their field.” 

“We’re excited to return to the Youth Worlds with a very strong team after Covid cancelled the 2020 event,” said Leandro Spina, Olympic Development Director. “We have new faces and new talent on the team and we’ll be welcoming Formula Kite to the lineup of classes for the first time in Youth Worlds history.” 

US 2021 Youth Worlds Team:

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

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