U.S. Olympic Team Finalized

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Caleb Paine will represent the U.S. in the Finn class. Photo by Jen Edney/US Sailing

Caleb Paine will represent the U.S. in the Finn class. Photo by Jen Edney/US Sailing

After a long winter and spring of competition in various different class championships and World Sailing World Cup events around the globe, US Sailing Team Sperry has arrived a final roster of athletes who will compete at the 2016 Olympic Regatta on Rio’s Guanabara Bay.

49er (Men’s Two-Person High Performance Skiff): Thomas Barrows (St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.), Joe Morris (Annapolis, MD)

49erFX (Women’s Two-Person High Performance Skiff): Paris Henken (Coronado, CA), Helena Scutt (Kirkland, WA)

Nacra 17 (Mixed Two-Person Multihull): Bora Gulari (Detroit, MI), Louisa Chafee (Warwick, RI)

Laser Radial (Women’s One-Person Dinghy): Paige Railey (Clearwater, FL)

Laser (Men’s One-Person Dinghy): Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, CA)

Finn (Men’s One-Person Heavyweight Dinghy): Caleb Paine (San Diego, CA)

Women’s RS:X (Women’s Sailboard): Marion Lepert (Belmont, CA)

Men’s RS:X (Men’s Sailboard): Pedro Pascual (Miami, FL)

Women’s 470 (Women’s Two-Person Dinghy): Annie Haeger (East Troy, WI), Briana Provancha (San Diego, CA)

Men’s 470 (Men’s Two-Person Dinghy): Stu McNay (Providence, RI), Dave Hughes (Miami, FL)

“The athletes who ultimately won selection to the team had to earn it,” says managing director of U.S. Olympic Sailing Josh Adams. “The athletes selected to the team not only proved they belong in Rio, but that this is a team of Olympic sailors Americans can be proud of.”

Race fans are invited to help send off the team at an official party at the Houston Yacht Club on July 27, at which team co-sponsor Sunbrella will present Uncharted Waters, a feature-length film about the U.S. Olympic sailing team.

For more on the selection process, visit ussailing.org/Olympics. The August issue of SAIL magazine will also include a comprehensive preview of the Games, which are scheduled to take place August 5 to 21.

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