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US Sailing Team - Under 23

Selected annually, the US Sailing Team – U23 is one of US SAILING’s new Olympic class development teams. These top youth athletes are identified as future Olympic prospects who are transitioning from youth programs to the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program. US SAILING provides the U23 team with elite-level coaching, as well as educational, administrative and logistical support throughout the year. US SAILING assists these team members in gaining invaluable experience by competing at major national and international regattas.

The 2009 US Sailing Team – U23 consists of the top sailors born after January 1, 1986 in each of the Laser (men) and Laser Radial (women) classes. US SAILING selected these top athletes based on outstanding sailing resumes, including regatta results and awards as well as a proposed training plan for the 2009 season.

The 2009 US Sailing Team – U23 is led by Bern Noack, who works closely with US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics High Performance Director/ Head Coach Kenneth Andreasen and US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics Coach Luther Carpenter, as well as US SAILING’s Performance Enhancement Team (PET). The PET includes physical trainers, dietitians and sports psychologists, who assist the sailors at training camps and some events.

LaserPerformance is an official sponsor of the U23 team.

Applications will be available for the 2010 team in November 2009, and the teams will be selected in January or February 2010.

Laser Radial (Women)
Claire Dennis Saratoga, Calif. San Francisco Yacht Club &
St. Francis Yacht Club
Woodside Priory School
Sarah Lihan Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Lauderdale Yacht Club Yale University
Laser (Men)
Robert Crane Darien, Conn. Noroton Yacht Club Hobart College
Cam Cullman Rye, N.Y. American Yacht Club Yale University
Luke Lawrence Palm City, Fla. Coral Reef Yacht Club &
Coconut Grove Sailing Club
Martin County High School
Kyle Rogachenko Collegeville, Pa. Toms River Yacht Club Old Dominion University
Derick Vranizan Shoreline, Wash. Seattle Yacht Club St. Mary's College of Maryland