These athletes have proven to be the top performing sailors in the world: Twelve are Olympians and two are Olympic medalists, five are Paralympians and three are Paralympic medalists, seven are World Champions and ten athletes are ranked top five in the world by ISAF.
Five athletes have been promoted to the USSTAG from the US Sailing Development Team (USSDT), and 15 athletes are brand new to the team this year.
The members of the 2011 USSTAG are (listed in alphabetical order, by class):
Andrew Campbell (San Diego, Calif.) and Ian Coleman (Annapolis, Md.)
Andy Horton(So. Burlington, Vt.) and James Lyne(Granville, Vt.)
Andrew Macdonald (Laguna Beach, Calif.) and Brad Nichol (Miami Beach, Fla.)
Mark Mendelblatt(St. Petersburg, Fla.) and Brian Fatih (Miami, Fla.)
Rick Merriman(New York, N.Y.) and John Von Schwarz (Annapolis, Md.)
George Szabo (San Diego, Calif.) and Mark Strube (Punta Gorda, Fla.)
Sally Barkow (Nashotah, Wisc.), Alana O'reilly and Elizabeth Kratzig (Miami, Fla.)
Genny Tulloch (San Francisco, Calif.), Alice Leonard (New Orleans, La.) and Jenn Chamberlin (Washington, D.C.)
Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, Fla.), Molly Vandemoer(Stanford, Calif.) and Deborah Capozzi (Bayport, N.Y.)
Jennifer French (St. Petersburg, Fla.) and Jean-Paul Creignou(St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Sarah Skeels (Tiverton, R.I.) and Bob Jones (Issaquah, Wash.)
Scott Whitman (Brick, N.J.) and Julia Dorsett (Westchester, Pa. and Boca Raton, Fla.)
Paul Callahan(Cape Coral, Fla./Newport, R.I.) Brad Johnson (Pompano Beach, Fla.) and Thomas Brown (Castine, Me.)
Rick Doerr(Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Me.)
Albert Foster (Wayzata, Minn.), Michael Hersey (Hyannis, Mass.) and David Burdette (Lutherville, Md.)
The 2011 team was selected based on top performances at a series of qualifying events, including January's US SAILING's 2011 Rolex Miami OCR, where USA won four medals.
Approximately half the team (in the Olympic events) qualified for the team prior to Rolex Miami OCR, based on their top performances at international events in 2010. In the classes where athletes had yet to qualify, Rolex Miami OCR was the final opportunity to make the team.