Team Roble / Shea Finishes 5 Points out of 3rd Against 14 Upcoming Olympic Games Teams

Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wis.) and Maggie Shea (Wilmette, Ill.) finished Act II of the 49er & 49erFX Championship in 5th place, just five points out of a podium finish. Racing was tight for the 15 of the 21 49erFXs that will see each other this summer in Tokyo, Japan for the 2020 Olympic Games. The Cascais event was Steph and Maggie’s final formal regatta before the summer.

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Snow & Wilson Win Cascaís Championship

The US Sailing Team had a strong week at the Cascaís 49er and 49erFX Championship, securing both first and third places by Nevin Snow and Dane Wilson, and Ian Barrows and Hans Henken, respectively.

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Gibbs and Weis Bring Home Bronze from Santander, Spain

Riley Gibbs (Long Beach, Calif.) and Anna Weis (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) are bringing bronze medals back to the US after a successful week of racing in their first large-fleet international regatta since February of 2020.

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Muller Takes 6th at 2021 Finn Gold Cup

Team USA Tokyo 2020 Finn Class Representative Luke Muller (Fort Pierce, Fla.) placed 6th out of 59 boats at the 2021 Finn Gold Cup, the class’s World Championship event. The 2021 Gold Cup was the final major test for all medal hopefuls in the men’s heavyweight dinghy before the Olympic regatta begins in late July in Enoshima, Japan. 

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Nordstrom and Bornarth: A Mixed 470 Team to Watch

It was a monumental week for Louisa Nordstrom and Trevor Bornarth, two of the first sailors in the United States to set their sights and efforts in the brand-new Mixed 470 class, at the 2021 470 European Championships in Vilamoura, Portugal.

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Hall and Pascual Take on Big Breeze and Waves in Cádiz, Spain for RS:X Worlds

Tokyo 2020 Representatives in the RS:X Windsurfing class Pedro Pascual and Farrah Hall took on Spain’s breeze and waves this week for the RS:X World Championship, joining fleets of 42 and 28, respectively.

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Railey & Buckingham Place Top 10 at 2021 ILCA European Event in Portugal

The 2021 ILCA European Continental Qualifiers ended on Saturday, April 24 following a week of varying breeze and swell in Vilamoura. USA Tokyo 2020 representatives Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) and Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) finished in the top 10 among fleets of 89 and 139, respectively.

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US Sailing Team: Lanzarote International Regatta Wraps-up in Spain

Racing wrapped on Friday, March 26 with the completion of the final gold fleet race and medal race for both the 49er and 49erFX classes. All five American skiffs qualified for the gold fleet after three days of opening series racing that placed them in the top 25. 

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Medal Races Finished and the 470 World Championships Come to a Close

The 2021 470 World Championships have officially come to a close with the completion of the final medal race on Saturday. A second-place finish in the medal race promoted Stu McNay and Dave Hughes to a fifth-place finish overall. Nikki Barnes and Lara Dallman-Weiss placed sixth in the medal race, sustaining their seventh overall ranking.

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BREAKING NEWS: Women’s 470 Trials Complete and Tokyo 2020 Nominees Named

The 2021 470 World Championship fleet racing series concluded Friday, completing the third and final stage of the US Sailing Team’s Olympic Selection series. At the conclusion of the qualifying series, Nikki Barnes (St. Thomas, USVI) and Lara Dallman-Weiss (Hugo, Minn.) have 97 points and stand in seventh place. This position guarantees them the lowest point total of the three competing USA 470 women’s teams and qualifies them to be nominated as the US representatives in the Women’s 470 for the Tokyo 2020 Games. 

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