05 June 2015

Figawi Race Weekend video and US Pan American Sailing Team

"The Beat" - Episode 2: Going to Figawi! - Host Katy Nastro was all in at the 44th Annual Figawi Race Weekend. Figawi kicked off the Cape Cod and Nantucket summer season. Entries include over 3,000 sailors from all over the country and over 240 boats. Katy shares with viewers the Figawi experience from the race course, to the regatta parties, and everything else that comes with this awesome celebration!

United States Sailing Association | US Sailing Announces Toronto 2015 Pan American Sailing Team: US Sailing has released the 2015 US Pan American Sailing Team roster. Fourteen American sailors will compete in nine classes* at the world’s third-largest international multi-sport Games this summer in Canada from July 10-26, 2015. Exceeded in size by only the Olympic Games and Asian Games, the Pan American (or “Pan Am”) Games represents a chance for over 7,000 athletes from 41 eligible member nations to compete in 36 sports, including sailing. Overall, the United States Olympic Committee will send approximately 630 athletes to compete across a range of sports in Toronto. “A formidable team of sailors will represent the United States at the Pan American Games in Toronto this July, including members of the US Sailing Team Sperry and three Pan Am Games medalists,” said Josh Adams, Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing. “We are preparing for top international competition in Toronto across the Olympic and non-Olympic classes. Several USA athletes will be racing for the podium. For the young sailors on this team, the experience of competing alongside veteran teammates like Paige Railey and Augie Diaz will provide a unique opportunity in their sailing. Members of the U.S. Pan American Sailing Team will be supported by US Sailing with coaching from the US Sailing Team Sperry (Olympic program) staff, weather analysis, physio support, as well as a logistics operation before and during competition...” Since sailing was included in the Pan American Games in 1955, the United States has won 78 medals in sailing: 33 gold, 27 silver and 18 bronze.

Toronto 2015 U.S. Pan American Sailing Team:
RS:X Men: Carson Crain (Houston, Texas)
RS:X Women: Marion Lepert (Belmont, Calif.)
Laser Men: Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.)
Laser Radial Women: Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.)
49er FX: Paris Henken (Coronado, Calif.) and Helena Scutt (Kirkland, Wash.)
Snipe: Augie Diaz (Miami, Fla.) and Kathleen Tocke (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Hobie 16: Mark Modderman (Long Branch, N.J.) and Grace Modderman (Rumson, N.J.)
Lightning: Justin Coplan (Nyack, N.Y.), Danielle Prior (Mechanicsburg, Penn.) and Caroline Patten (Barnegat Light, N.J.)
Sunfish: Conner Blouin (Tampa, Fla.)

Team Staff:
Team Leader: Josh Adams (Litchfield, Conn.)
Head Coach: Luther Carpenter (La Porte, Texas)
Coach: Mark Littlejohn (Brighton, UK)
Coach: Mark Reynolds (San Diego, Calif.)

*Note on the absence of a US J/24 team at Toronto 2015: The United States did not qualify for the Pan Am Games in the J/24 class.

Event Website: http://www.toronto2015.org
US Pan American Sailing Team Updates: www.ussailing.org/olympics
source: US Sailing

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