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US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, named 23 Olympic-class athletes to the 2017 US Sailing Team

The national team is selected annually and is comprised of the top sailors competing in the events selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The roster is assembled from a combination of sailors who qualified based on results at World Cup Series Miami 2017, and additional accomplished athletes who receive discretionary selection from the Chief of U.S. Olympic Sailing, two-time Olympic Champion Malcolm Page (Newport, R.I.). Through the US Sailing Team and its sponsors, athletes on the Olympic path receive financial, logistical, coaching, technical, fitness, marketing and communications support.

Note: No Women’s 470, Men’s RS:X or Women’s RS:X athletes have been added to the 2017 US Sailing Team to date, though it is possible that others could be added later in the year.

Finn (Men’s One-Person Heavyweight Dinghy)

  • Luke Muller (Ft. Pierce, Fla.)

 

Laser (Men’s One-Person Dinghy)

 

Laser Radial (Women’s One-Person Dinghy)

 

Men’s 470 (Men’s Two-Person Dinghy)

Note: Dave Liebenberg and Ian MacDiarmid qualified for the 2017 team together in the 49er, but MacDiarmid has transferred to the 470 class. Both athletes will compete with other partners going forward.

 

Nacra 17 (Mixed Two-Person Multihull)

 

49er (Men’s Two-Person High Performance Skiff)

  • David Liebenberg (Livermore, Calif.)
  • Andrew Mollerus (Rye, N.Y.) and Matthew Mollerus (Rye, N.Y.)
  • Judge Ryan (San Diego, Calif.) and Hans Henken (Coronado, Calif.)
  • Chris Rast (Holland, Mich.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.)

Note: Dave Liebenberg and Ian MacDiarmid qualified for the 2017 team together in the 49er, but MacDiarmid has transferred to the 470 class. Both athletes will compete with other partners going forward.

 

49erFX (Women’s Two-Person High Performance Skiff)

  •  Steph Roble (East Troy, Wisc.) and Maggie Shea (Wilmette, Ill.)

MORE INFORMATION

Contact: Will Ricketson, Olympic Communications Manager, US Sailing
Email: 
willricketson@ussailing.org
Phone: +1 978 697 2384 (USA)