The US Sailing Team annually recognizes the top five ranked sailors in each of the events selected for the next Olympic Sailing Competition. The US Sailing Team was created in 1986 to recruit and develop top sailors in the country for upcoming Olympic Games. For the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, those events are shown in the table to the right.
Rankings on the US Sailing Team are based on attendance and performance at qualifying events. Athletes who have qualified for the US Sailing Team are identified as strong contenders for an Olympic berth and, as members of the team, they will be assisted with coaching, training, and other benefits.
Skiff - 49er
|Women's One Person Dinghy||Laser Radial|
|Women's Two Person Dinghy||470|
|Men's One Person Dinghy||Laser|
|Men's Two Person Dinghy||470|
Men's Two-Person Dinghy - 470 Men
Women's Two-Person Dinghy - 470 Women
Heavyweight Dinghy - Finn
Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser
Women's One-Person Dinghy - Laser Radial
Men's Windsurfer - RS:X
Women's Windsurfer - RS:X Women
Men's Keelboat - Star
Multihull - Tornado*
1. John LOVELL and Charlie OGLETREE
2. Robbie DANIEL and Enrique RODRIGUEZ
3. Don THINSCHMIDT and Andrew WIERDA
3. Michael GRANDFIELD and Michael KUSCHNER
4. Norman CHUM and Gary CHU
5. Martin MALCHESKI and Benjamin MALCHESKI
*Due to a competitor generated dispute, six teams have been named to the US Sailing Team in the Tornado
Women's Keelboat - Yngling
The 2006 US Sailing Team is coached by High Performance Director and Head Coach Gary BODIE, and Olympic Coaches Luther CARPENTER and Skip WHYTE.
Sponsors of the 2006 US Sailing Team are Rolex Watch U.S.A., Vanguard Sailboats, Nautica, Gill, Zodiac of North America, Vineyard Vines, Sperry Top-Sider, Nikon, Harken, Extrasport, New England Ropes, and Team McLube.
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