Our Story

Athletics in the Olympics offers an extraordinary level of competition. We intend to win Gold at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Enoshima, Japan by becoming the best Women’s 470 sailors. To meet this challenge, we bring the following to the field:

We have years of training and racing on the water from Optis, to club 420s, to international 420s and now to the 470 dingy.

While training together as Skipper and Crew, we are awaking a synergy which combines our knowledge about wind, tuning the boat, racing tactics, balance, strategy, and winning. Together, we reinforce one of our biggest assets…we never give up.

We know how to use the coaching we receive, whether from our own coach or from coaching at a clinic, to see the areas we can improve, to learn new techniques, to test new ideas.

We know how to keep our egos from becoming an obstacle to learning. We learn from other sailors, particularly the ones we race against, and we listen all the time.

We know exactly how hard this will be and are aware of the mental, physical and emotional energy we will need to draw on.

We have looked deep within ourselves and found a confidence that where we are now is precisely where we want to be.

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On the road again! ✈️ This picture is a throwback to some of our beginning training days together in New England! We are heading up this weekend to Oyster Bay, NY 🇺🇸for some racing at the Triple Crown Regatta! 👑👑👑 #goodtobeback #pumpkinspicesailing #newenglandsailing ...

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What do we do when we get back to the U.S. 🇺🇸 after spending 50 days racing ⛵️ in Japan 🇯🇵? We spend that time talking and meeting with incredible boss women of @stfyc!
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We were given the opportunity to share our story about our Olympic campaign and we couldn’t have had a better crowd. These women were entrepreneurs, ocean racers, motorcyclists, Coast Guard officers, interior designers, mothers, and grandmothers. THANK YOU ALL for sharing your advice and stories with us! ❤️
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We are currently in the air on our way back home to Miami. 🔆🌴 @ St. Francis Yacht Club - Tinsley Island
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2 weeks ago

Perfect Vision Sailing

5️⃣0️⃣Days in the Olympic Venue!! We finished our season with three top ten finishes at the Sailing World Cup! 💪🇺🇸 We had several days of racing in big wind and big waves and made tremendous improvements in the breeze. We also found some major flaws in our performance. We are hungry to fix these, to keep learning and to work harder than ever!

But first we wanted to send a huge THANK YOU to the United States Coast Guard ⚓️ for supporting this campaign and allowing us the opportunity to represent the Long Blue Line! We also want to thank the @uscgaalumni and our supporters for making this all possible and for believing in us throughout our campaign! We are so grateful!
📸: @sailingenergy thank you for getting amazing shots during the events and for braving the tough conditions! 💪

#longblueline #coastguard #olympicvenue #sailing #japan #enoshima #uscg #uscga #uscgaalumni @ トータル・リフォーム・グループ匠
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2 weeks ago

Perfect Vision Sailing

This photo pretty much sums up the last two days... big breeze and huge waves. It’s tiring and we love it! We advanced a little more today 💪🇺🇸

📸: Sailing Energy (thank you for capturing the emotion of the day so well!)
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3 weeks ago

Perfect Vision Sailing

Enoshima World Cup Day ✌️: Too much wind to sail! Huge waves, storms, and big breeze. Tomorrow we have three races in some big breeze 💪 ...

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  • Never Quit, Never Give Up - Nikki Barnes    
  • Perfect Teamwork works Perfectly. - Lara Dallman-Weiss    

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