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US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 2014

2014 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider

The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider is managed by the United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for the sport of sailing and sailboat racing, and the Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC). The 2014 team is comprised of the top athletes in each Olympic and Paralympic class

The 10 Olympic classes chosen to compete at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are: Laser Radial (women), Laser (men), Finn (men), Men’s RS:X, Women’s RS:X, 49er (men), Men’s 470, Women’s 470, Nacra 17 (mixed) and 49er FX (women). The three Paralympic classes are: 2.4mR (open), SKUD18 (mixed) and Sonar (open).

Meet the 2014 Team: listed by class:  (click on each athlete's name or picture to read his or her bio)

SELECT: Olympic Classes  Paralympic Classes

Olympic Classes

Finn (Men's One Person Dinghy Heavy)
HometownMember Yacht Club or Racing Club
Caleb Paine San Diego, Calif.Mission Bay Yacht Club, Southwestern Yacht Club, St. Francis Yacht Club    
John F. Dane
Pass Christian, Miss.
Laser (Men's One Person Dinghy)
Charlie Buckingham
Newport Beach, CA.Newport Harbor Yacht Club
Chris Barnard
Newport Beach, CA.Newport Harbor Yacht Club
Laser Radial (Women's One Person Dinghy)
Paige Railey
Clearwater, Fla.St. Francis Yacht Club
Erika Reineke
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.Lauderdale Yacht Club
Men's RS:X (Men's Windsurfing)
Carson Crain
Houston, TexasTexas Corinthian Yacht Club, Northeast Harbor Fleet
Jonathan Rudich
Clearwater, Fla.
Women's RS:X (Women's Windsurfing)

Marion Lepert


Belmont, Fla.St. Francis Yacht Club
Farrah Hall
Annapolis, Md.
49er (Men's Two Person Dinghy High Performance)
Fred Strammer & Zach Brown

Nokomis, Fla.
San Diego, Calif.
Venice Youth Boating Association, Sarasota Sailing Squadron
New York Yacht Club, Mission Bay Yacht Club
Brad Funk
& Trevor Burd
 Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Marblehead, Mass.
Lauderdale Yacht Club
Eastern Yacht Club
Men's 470 (Men's Two Person Dinghy)
Stu McNay &
Dave Hughes

Boston, Mass
Miami, Fla.
Beverly Yacht Club, New York Yacht Club, Yale Corinthian Yacht Club
US Sailing Center Miami

Jordan Factor &
Matthew Wefer

Burlington, Vt.
Glen Head, N.Y.
Sea Cliff Yacht Club
Women's 470 (Women's Two Person Dinghy)

Anne Haeger &
Briana Provancha

East Troy, Wisc.
San Diego, Calif.
Lake Beulah Yacht Club
Southwestern Yacht Club
Sydney Bolger &
Carly Shevitz

.Long Beach, Calif.
Santa Barbara, Calif.

Newport Harbor Yacht Club
Santa Barbara Yacht Club
49er FX (Women's Two Person High Performance)

Molly Vandemoer

Stanford, Calif.

San Diego Yacht Club, St. Francis Yacht Club

Kristen Lane
Maggie Shea

Genny Tulloch
Kathleen Tocke

San Francisco, Calif.
Chicago, Ill.

San Francisco, Calif.
Buffalo, N.Y./Newport R.I.
St. Francis Yacht Club
Chicago Yacht Club
Nacra 17 (mixed multihull)
Robbie Daniel
Catherine Shanahan

Panama City, Fla.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Clearwater Community Sailing Center
St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Stamford Yacht Club
Sarah Newberry
John Casey
Flagler Beach, Fla.
Clearwater, Fla.
Miami Yacht Club

Paralympic Classes


HometownMember Yacht Club or Racing Club
2.4mR (Open One Person Keelboat)
Danny Evans

Miami, Fla.Team Paradise
Charles Rosenfield

Woodstock, Ct.Sail Newport
SKUD-18 (Mixed Two Person Keelboat)
Ryan Porteous
Cindy Walker

San Diego, Calif.
Abington, Mass.
Mission Bay Yacht Club
Piers Park

Sarah Everhart Skeels
Gerry Tiernan

Tiverton, R.I.
Famouth, Me.
Sail Newport
Sail Maine
Sonar (Open Three Person Keelboat)

Andrew Fisher
Brad Johnson

Greenwich, Conn.
Pompano Beach, Fla.

New York Yacht Club,
Indian Harbor Yacht Club


Rick Doerr
Tim Angle
Hugh Freund

Clifton, N.J.
Reading, Mass.
South Freeport, Maine

Noroton Yacht Club
Harraseeket Yacht Club


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