U.S. Olympic Team Takes Shape

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Paris Henken and Helena Scutt will compete in the 49erFX class

Paris Henken and Helena Scutt will compete in the 49erFX class

With the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics only a few months away, the U.S. Olympic sailing team is fast coming into focus as the athletes compete for spots based on their results in a pair designated regattas for each class. At press time, the roster already included two familiar names: Laser Radial sailor Paige Railey, who hopes to avenge a disappointing eighth-place finsih in the 2012 London Olympics; and Moth world champion Bora Gulari, who along with crew, Louisa Chafee, will be competing in the Nacra 17 catamaran class. In an interesting note, both are past Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year winners.
Also qualifying to compete in Rio this summer were Thomas Barrows and Joe Morris in the 49er, Paris Henken and Helena Scutt in the 49erFX class, and Caleb Paine in the Finn class. For the latest on the Olympic roster, go to ussailing.org/olympics.

Thomas Barrows and Joe Morris competing aboard their 49er. Photo courtesy of ussailing

Thomas Barrows and Joe Morris competing aboard their 49er

Photos courtesy of ussailing

May 2016

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