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2009 US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics

The US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) is managed by the United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), the national governing body for the sport of sailing and sailboat racing. The top-ranked boats in each Olympic and Paralympic class are selected annually to be members of the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. The 2009 USSTAG was selected based solely on on-the-water performance at US SAILING’s 2009 Rolex Miami OCR.

The 10 Olympic classes chosen to compete at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Weymouth/Portland, England are: Laser Radial (women), Laser (men), Finn (men), Men’s RS:X, Women’s RS:X, 49er (men), Men’s 470, Women’s 470, Star (men) and Elliott 6m (women). The three Paralympic classes are: 2.4mR (open), SKUD18 (mixed) and Sonar (open).

Meet the 2009 USSTAG:  (click on each name to read the athlete's bio)

Olympic Classes

Laser (Men's One Person Dinghy)

Brad Funk Plantation, Fla. Clearwater Yacht Club Old Dominion University
Clay Johnson Toms River, N.J. Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club Harvard University
Charlie Buckingham Newport Beach, Calif. Newport Harbor Yacht Club Georgetown University
Laser Radial (Women's One Person Dinghy)

Anna Tunnicliffe Plantation, Fla. North Cape Yacht Club Old Dominion University
Paige Railey Clearwater, Fla. St. Francis Yacht Club University of South Florida
Emily Billing Clearwater, Fla.     Clearwater Yacht Club Clearwater High School
Finn (Heavyweight Dinghy)

Zach Railey Clearwater, Fla. St. Francis Yacht Club University of Miami
Andrew Casey Alameda, Calif.

Bryan Boyd Annapolis, Md. Annapolis Yacht Club University of Florida
Men's RS:X (Men's Windsurfing)

Ben Barger St. Petersburg, Fla. St. Petersburg Yacht Club Eckerd College
Bob Willis Chicago, Ill. Columbia Yacht Club Connecticut College
Jimi Sobeck East Quogue, N.Y.
SUNY Suffolk Community College
Women's RS:X (Women's Windsurfing)

Farrah Hall Annapolis, Md.
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Lisa Kremer Worthington, Minn./Sioux City, Iowa
Briar Cliff University
Solvig Sayre Vineyard Haven, Mass. Sail Martha's Vineyard/Vineyard Haven Yacht Club Martha's Vineyard Regional High School
Men's 470 (Men's Two Person Dinghy)

Stu McNay
Graham Biehl
Boston, Mass
San Diego, Calif.
Beverly Yacht Club
San Diego Yacht Club
Yale University
Adam Roberts
Nick Martin
San Diego, Calif.
San Diego, Calif.
San Diego Yacht Club
San Diego Yacht Club
Boston College
College of Charleston
Women's 470 (Women's Two Person Dinghy)

Erin Maxwell
Isabelle Kinsolving Farrar
Stonington, Conn.
New York, N.Y.
Ram Island Yacht Club, Mystic River Mudheads Sailing
Stonington Harbor Yacht Club,Fisher's Island Yacht Club, New York Yacht Club
Dartmouth College
Yale University
Molly Carapiet
Molly O'Bryan Vandemoer
Belvedere, Calif.
Redwood City, Calif.
St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco YC
St. Francis YC, San Diego YC, Kaneohe YC, Eastport YC
Yale University
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Allison Jolly
Darby Smith
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Marblehead, Mass.
St. Petersburg Yacht Club
Eastern Yacht Club
Columbia University, Florida State University
Marblehead High School
49er (Skiff)

Erik Storck
Trevor Moore
Huntington, N.Y.
North Pomfret, Vt.
New York Yacht Club, Storm Trysail Club
New York Yacht Club
Dartmouth College
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Joey Pasquali Santa Cruz, Calif. St. Francis Yacht Club University of Hawaii
Jonny Goldsberry
Charlie Smythe
Sausalito, Calif.
Austin, Texas   
San Francisco Yacht Club
Texas Corinthian Yacht Club

University of Texas, Austin
Star (Men's Keelboat)

George Szabo
Rick Peters
San Diego, Calif.
Barrington, R.I./Venice Calif.
San Diego Yacht Club
California Yacht Club

Wentworth Institute of Technology
Andrew Campbell
Brad Nichol
San Diego, Calif.
Miami Beach, Fla.
San Diego Yacht Club
Lake Sunapee Yacht Club
Georgetown University
Williams College
Elliott 6m (Women's Match Racing)

Genny Tulloch
Jen Morgan Glass
Jaime Haines
San Francisco, Calif.
Seattle, Wash.
Jamestown, R.I.

St. Francis Yacht Club, Houston YC
Seattle YC, St. Francis YC
Ida Lewis Yacht Club

Harvard University
Dartmouth College
Connecticut College
Debbie Capozzi
Jackie Schmitz
Emily Hill

Bayport, N.Y.
Washington, D.C.
Miami, Fla/New Haven, Conn.

Sayville Yacht Club
Tred Avon Yacht Club
Yale Corinthian Yacht Club

Old Dominion University
Georgetown University
Yale University

Katy Lovell
Alice Manard
Dana Riley
New Orleans, La.
Charleston, S.C.
San Rafael, Calif
Southern Yacht Club
Southern Yacht Club
St. Francis Yacht Club
University of Hawaii, College of Charleston
Stanford University
Northwood University

Paralympic Classes

2.4mR (Open One Person Keelboat)

John Ruf Pewaukee, Wis. Pewaukee Yacht Club, Milwaukee Community Sailing Washington University
Mark LeBlanc New Orleans, La. Southern Yacht Club Louisiana State University
Scott Danberg Cooper City, Fla. Team Paradise California State University, Northridge
SKUD-18 (Mixed Two Person Keelboat)

Scott Whitman
Julia Dorsett
Brick, N.J.
Westchester, Pa/Boca Raton, Fla.
Metedekonk River Yacht Club
Metedekonk River Yacht Club

Ithaca College
Karen Mitchell
Bob Jones
Deerfield Beach, Fla.
Issaquah, Wash.
Shake-A-Leg Miami
Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle
Florida International University
Central Washington University
Sonar (Open Three Person Keelboat)

Paul Callahan
Roger Cleworth
Tom Brown

Cape Coral, Fla./Newport R.I.
Lithia, Fla.
Castine, Me.

St. Petersburg Yacht Club

Harvard University
Florida State University

Rick Doerr
Maureen McKinnon-Tucker
Hugh Freund
Clifton, N.J.
Marblehead, Mass.
South Freeport, Me.
Noroton Yacht Club
Jubilee Yacht Club
Harraseeket Yacht Club

New England College
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Roger Williams University
Jen French
Michael Hersey
Brad Kendell
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Hyannis, Mass.
Tampa, Fla.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Hyannis Yacht Club
Bridgewater State College
University of Massachusetts,Dartmouth University of South Florida

US SAILING provides these top athletes with financial, fundraising, logistical, performance (including coaching and on-and-off-the-water fitness training) and marketing and communication support. The USSTAG is led by Olympic Sailing Program Chairman Dean Brenner, Olympic Director Katie Kelly, High Performance Director/Head Coach Kenneth Andreasen, Commercial Director Dan Cooney, Communications Director Marni Lane and coached by Betsy Alison, Luther Carpenter and Leandro Spina. Team members must be eligible to represent the U.S. in the next Olympic and Paralympic Games, remain a member of US SAILING and commit to weight requirements as appropriate in the nominated class.

The title sponsor of the USSTAG is AlphaGraphics; the Gold partners are Atlantis WeatherGear and Rolex Watch U.S.A. Other sponsors include LaserPerformance, Sperry Top-Sider, Harken and Team McLube.

Selection Process for 2010 USSTAG
The 2009 members will be on the team until the 2010 team is announced in February/March 2010. The 2010 ranking system and qualifying events will be different for the Olympic and Paralympic classes: 


For more information about the USSTAG, please email:
If you need specific information about your class, please email or your class association.