Athletics in the Olympics offers an extraordinary level of competition. We intend to represent the United States of America and win Gold at the 2021 Summer Olympic Games in Enoshima, Japan by becoming the best Women’s 470 sailors. To meet this challenge, we will break this quinquennial into phases. We bring the following to the field:
Two mature, experienced and successful competitive sailors.
Training together as Skipper and Crew, we are combining our knowledge about wind, tuning the boat, racing tactics, balance, strategy, and winning. Together, we reinforce one of our biggest assets…we both never give up.
We are coachable and we have identified the right coaches for us to achieve our goals, and most importantly will grow to be self coaches. We will use the coaching we receive to creatively find the areas we can improve, learn new techniques and test new ideas.
We are aware of the mental, physical and emotional energy we will need to draw on. We have looked deep within ourselves and found confidence that we are precisely where we want to be, including that we are a great team together.
It will take researching the Olympics, previous 470 medalists, the venue, our prospective competition, the weather, the myriad of 470 tuning settings and logging our boat speed in various wind, current and wave conditions, and finally reviewing and analyzing our performance.
Most of all, we know we need near-constant time on the water, including competing in multiple international regattas and World Championships and we are committed to putting that time in from now until the Olympics — but we need the support of others to make us successful.