Chief Executive Officer
Olympic Team Coach and Performance Manager
Olympic Development Director
Following an extensive and distinguished early coaching career with experience at all levels of the sport, Leandro Spina joined the US Sailing Team in 2008 as a national team coach. In 2015, he was named Olympic Development Director, and is charged with running the Olympic Development Program (ODP).
Olympic Head Coach
Luther Carpenter has been an Olympic coach at US Sailing for 30 years and has attended eight Olympic Games with Team USA. He is the most successful Olympic sailing coach in U.S. history, and one of the best in the history of the sport, having guided athletes to five medals in an unprecedented four different classes.
USST IR&D Performance Analyst
Before joining the US Sailing Team in 2017, Riley Schutt worked as a designer in the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, and Vendée Globe. His career has focused on performance modeling and the design of racing yachts, building on an aerospace engineering background from MIT and Cornell University.
Colin Rupp’s entire professional career has been with technology for not-for-profits. He graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelor in Science in 2013. He is also an avid sailor who has been sailing for over 25 years. His love of sailing came from growing up in Charleston, SC coaching and instructing. Currently, he is competitively sailing on J/88 Alchemy in Charlotte, NC.
Olympic Operations Manager
US Sailing Team Media and Communications Coordinator