Based on the results of December’s ISAF Sailing World Championship in Perth, Australia, US Sailing has selected nearly the entire U.S. team for the 2012 Olympic regatta in Weymouth, England, July 27-Augusts 12.
Standouts at the Perth event included Paige Railey in the Laser Radial class, and Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih in the Star class, who took bronze in their two events. The match racing team of Anna Tunnicliffe, Deb Capozzi and Molly Vandemoer took gold.
The United States has yet to qualify for a spot in the women’s RS:X windsurfer fleet. The women’s match racing team will be decided at a trials regatta in Weymouth May 4-9. For more on the U.S. Olympic squad, visit olympics.ussailing.org.
The current squad is as follows:
Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih
Men’s Two-Person High-Performance Dinghy
Erik Storck and Trevor Moore
Women’s Two-Person Dinghy
Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan
Men’s Two-Person Dinghy
Stu McNay and Graham Biehl
Women’s one-person dinghy
Men’s one-person light dinghy
Men’s one-person heavy dinghy
Photo: The next stop for US 49er sailors Erick Storck and Trevor Moore is the 2012 Olympic regatta in Weymouth, England. Photo courtesy US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics.