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Additional US Olympic Hopefuls Qualify In Miami

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  • Additional US Olympic Hopefuls Qualify In Miami

    MIAMI, Fla. (February 3rd, 2019) – As nearly all of the racing at the Hempel World Cup Series Miami has been completed, more athletes have qualified for selection to the 2019 US Sailing Team. The national team is selected annually and consists of the top sailors competing in the events selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Athletes had the opportunity to qualify at the Hempel World Championships Aarhus 2018 and the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami.

    As of yesterday evening, the top 10 boats in each class at the Hempel World Cup Series Miami were decided. Of this group, five boats comprised of nine athletes have earned selection to the 2019 US Sailing Team.

    Through the US Sailing Team and its sponsors, qualified athletes on the Olympic path receive financial, logistical, coaching, technical, fitness, marketing, and communications support. US Sailing’s Chief of Olympic Sailing, Malcolm Page said “It takes an incredible amount of resources to support athletes on their journey to the Olympic podium. At US Sailing, we’re honored to be a small part of supporting these individuals in pursuit of an Olympic Medal.”

    Athletes Qualified to the 2019 US Sailing Team:

    Laser (Men’s One-Person Dinghy):
    Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) – Qualified in Aarhus

    Laser Radial (Women’s One-Person Dinghy):
    Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) – Qualified in Aarhus
    Erika Reineke (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) – Qualified in Aarhus

    Finn (Men’s One-Person Dinghy):
    Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) – Qualified in Aarhus
    Luke Muller (Fort Pierce, Fla.) – Qualified in Miami

    Men’s 470 (Men’s Two-Person Dinghy):
    Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.) – Qualified in Aarhus

    Women’s 470 (Women’s Two-Person Dinghy):
    Atlantic Brugman (Palo Alto, Calif.) and Nora Brugman (Palo Alto, Calif.) – Qualified in Miami

    49erFX (Women’s Two-Person Skiff):
    Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisc.) and Margaret Shea (Wilmette, Ill.) – Qualified in Miami

    Nacra 17 (Mixed Two-Person Foiling Multihull):
    Bora Gulari (Detroit, Mich.) and Louisa Chafee (Warwick, R.I.) – Qualified in Miami
    Sarah Newberry (Miami, Fla.) and David Liebenberg (Livermore, Calif.) – Qualified in Miami
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