2010 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM ANNOUNCED (reprinted from Scuttlebutt)

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2010 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM ANNOUNCED (reprinted from Scuttlebutt)


US SAILING has announced the members of the new 2010 US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG), the national sailing team comprised of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls. The 2010 USSTAG includes at least the top two boats in each class selected for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Competitions in Weymouth/Portland, England.

Nine of the team members are Olympians and two are Olympic medalists, two are Paralympians and Paralympic medalists, five are World Champions and three are ISAF Sailing World Cup champions. Three athletes have been promoted to the USSTAG from the US Sailing Development Team (USSDT), and 10 athletes are brand new to the team this year. Four athletes are currently leading the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Cup standings in their respective classes, and three are ranked top five in the world by ISAF.

The members of the 2010 USSTAG are (listed in order of USSTAG ranking):

Olympic Classes

Laser (Men’s One Person Dinghy):

Kyle Rogachenko (Collegeville, PA)

Rob Crane (Darien, CT)

Laser Radial (Women’s One Person Dinghy):

Paige Railey (Clearwater, FL)

Claire Dennis (Saratoga, CA)

Finn (Men’s One Person Dinghy Heavy):

Zach Railey (Clearwater, FL)

Bryan Boyd (Annapolis, MD)

Men’s RS:X (Men’s Windsurfer):

Ben Barger (St. Petersburg. FL)

James Sobeck (East Quogue, NY)

Women’s RS:X (Women’s Windsurfer):

Farrah Hall (Annapolis, MD)

Solvig Sayre (Vineyard Haven, MA)

Men’s 470 (Men’s Two Person Dinghy):

Stu McNay (Newton, MA)/ Graham Biehl (San Diego, CA)

Mikee Anderson-Mitterling (Newport Beach, CA)/ David Hughes (San Diego, CA)

Women’s 470 (Women’s Two Person Dinghy):

Erin Maxwell (Stonington, CT)/Isabelle Kinsolving Farrar (New York, NY)

Molly Carapiet (Belvedere, Calif.)/

Amanda Clark (Shelter Island, N.Y.)/ Sarah Chin (Hoboken, N.J.)

49er (Men’s Two Person Dinghy High Performance):

Erik Storck (Huntington, NY)/ Trevor Moore (North Pomfret, VT)

Peeter Must (Toms River, NJ)/ Carl Horrocks (Point Pleasant, NJ)

Star (Men’s Keelboat):

George Szabo (San Diego, CA)/

Andrew Campbell (San Diego, CA)/ Brad Nichol (Miami Beach, FL)

Mark Mendelblatt (St. Petersburg, FL)/ John von Schwarz (Annapolis, MD)

Andy Horton (So. Burlington, VT)/ James Lyne (Granville, VT)

Andy MacDonald (Laguna Beach, CA)/ Brian Fatih (Miami, FL)

Elliott 6m (Women’s Keelboat Match Racing):

Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, FL)/ Molly Vandemoer (Redwood City, CA)/

Debbie Capozzi (Bayport, NY)

Genny Tulloch (San Francisco, CA)/ Alice Manard (Charleston, SC)/ Karina

Vogen Shelton (Watsonville, CA)

Paralympic Classes

2.4mR (Open One Person Keelboat)

John Ruf (Pewaukee, WI)

Mark LeBlanc (New Orleans, LA)

Charles Rosenfield (Woodstock, CT)

SKUD-18 (Mixed Two Person Keelboat)

Scott Whitman (Brick, NJ)/ Julia Dorsett (Westchester, PA/ Boca Raton, FL)

Jen French (St. Petersburg, FL)/

Sarah Skeels (Tiverton, RI)/ Bob Jones (Issaquah, WA)

Sonar (Open Three Person Keelboat)

Rick Doerr (Clifton, NJ)/ Brad Kendell (Tampa, FL)/ Hugh Freund (South

Freeport, ME)

Paul Callahan (Cape Coral, FL/ Newport, RI)/ Michael Hersey (Hyannis, MA)/

Chris Murphy (Annapolis, MD)/ James Leatherman (Baltimore, MD)/ Alex Cogburn

(Bath, ME)

Complete report: http://sailingteams.ussailing.org/Releases/2010_USSTAG.htm

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Michael James
Michael James
Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is in the the New Orleans office.

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