Want to follow the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team’s journey to London, England, and the 2012 Olympic Sailing Regatta from July 29 to Aug. 11?
Here's how you can!
Sixteen U.S. Olympic Sailing Team athletes will represent the United States across 10 Olympic events. As the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has designated these Games the “social Games,” U.S. Sailing is encouraging every American sailor to get behind the team and cheer them to victory whether on social media, directly by e-mail or simply by following along with their journey online.
- The primary portal for all team activity and news is the Web site http://Olympics.USSailing.org where the day’s news and results will be posted following competition, along with a photo gallery, video and audio interviews and Team Leader Dean Brenner’s special behind-the-scenes “At the Helm” blog. Video interviews with the team will be posted to the Web site or subscribe to the Team’s YouTube channel http://www.YouTube.com/USSailingTeam.
- For more news throughout the day or to post a message to the Team or an individual athlete, follow the US Sailing Team on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/USSailingTeam or on Twitter http://www.Twitter.com/USSailingTeam.
- NBCOlympics.com has announced that it will broadcast the sailing competition live each day. The site has archived video and reports from the 2008 Games, including the video footage of Anna Tunnicliffe’s gold-medal winning medal race in the Laser Radial, and interviews with each member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team. http://www.nbcolympics.com/sailing/index.html.
- To subscribe to the Teams daily reports through the Medalist newsletter, go to http://sailingteams.ussailing.org/News/The_Medalist.htm
U.S. Olympic Sailing Team
Members of the team include:
- Amanda Clark (Shelter Island, NY) and Sarah Lihan (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) – 470 (Women’s Two Person Dinghy)
- Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, FL), Molly Vandemoer (Stanford, CA) and Debbie Capozzi (Bayport, NY) – Elliott 6m (women’s match racing)
- Bob Willis (Chicago, IL)—RS:X (Men’s Windsurfer)
- Erik Storck (Huntington, NY) and Trevor Moore (Pomfret, Vt./Naples, FL)—49er (Men’s Two Person Dinghy High Performance)
- Farrah Hall (Annapolis, MD) – RS:X (Women’s Windsurfer)
- Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih (both Miami, FL) – Star (Men’s Keelboat)
- Paige Railey (Clearwater, FL) – Laser Radial (Women’s One Person Dinghy)
- Rob Crane (Darien, CT)—Laser (Men’s One Person Dinghy)
- Stu McNay (Boston, MA) and Graham Biehl (San Diego, CA)—470 (Men’s Two Person Dinghy)
- Zach Railey (Clearwater, FL) – Finn (Men’s One Person Dinghy Heavy)