The Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) of US SAILING, has announced the team which will represent the U.S.A. at the 2003 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Portugal from July 17-26, 2003.
To date, over 200 competitors (representing more than 40 countries) have registered for this event which is open to sailors who will not have reached the age of 19 in 2003.
Quinta do Lorde Yacht Club, on the eastern side of the island of Madeira, will host the racing which will be conducted in four classes (six events): Laser (boys singlehanded) and Laser Radial (girls singlehanded); International 420 (boys and girls doublehanded); and Mistral (boys and girls boardsailing).
For the third consecutive year, Brian DOYLE (Darien, Conn./Hanover, N.H.), the OSC's Youth Development Coach, will act as Team Leader. Doyle is a 1992 graduate of Brown University with a degree in organizational behavior and management, and has been the head sailing coach at Dartmouth College (Hanover, N.H.) since 1993. Assisting Doyle as coach will be Nathaniel Stoffelsma (Sidney, British Columbia), who has been coaching at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, N.Y.) for the last two years.
2003 U.S. Youth World Team:
Girls Singlehanded: Paige RAILEY (Clearwater, Fla.)
Boys Singlehanded: Chris BRANNING (Sarasota, Fla.)
Girls Doublehanded: Caroline YOUNG and Shannon HEAUSLER (both Tampa, Fla.)
Boys Doublehanded: Zach BROWN and Graham BIEHL (both San Diego, Calif.)
Girls Boardsailing: Nancy RIOS (Naples, Fla.)
Boys Boardsailing: Philip MULLER (Ft. Pierce, Fla.)
Additional information on the U.S. team members can be found on the US Sailing Site at the address below.