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USA qualifies for representation at Tokyo 2020; Preview Laser Senior Europeans

by US Sailing Team 20 May 2019 03:46 PDT 25 May 2019
Finn European Open Championships 2019 © Robert Deaves

Upon completion of racing at the 2019 Finn European Championships, Caleb Paine finished in 11th place overall, earning the U.S. country selection to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in the Finn class.

Eight countries earned selection last summer, at the 2018 Sailing World Championships in Aarhus. This week, four more sports were on the line, Paine secured the final spot.

Athlete selection will determine which U.S. sailor will represent the country and compete in Tokyo. Selection for these sailors could begin as early as the Olympic Test Event in Enoshima, this summer, and run as late at the 2020 Finn World Championships next spring. Click here for full athlete selection procedures.

Finn European Championships, U.S. Athlete results: (View full scores here)

  • Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif) - 11th, 14-17-38-6-35-16-16-16-3
  • Luke Muller (Fort Pierce, Fla.) - 41st, UFD-26-8-29-59-37-37-61-19
  • Eric Anderson (Chicago, Ill.) - 60th, 55-67-70-58-53-60-60-32-56
Click for more information

Preview: Laser Senior European Championships

Tomorrow, the last of the Olympic class European Championships begin. Laser and Laser Radial athletes will begin racing tomorrow in Porto, Portugal at the 2019 Laser Senior European Championships.

U.S. athletes will be facing several of the worlds best on the water this week. Over 160 Lasers and 120 Laser Radials are registered for the event. Of this group, 48 of the 50 athletes ranked in World Sailing's top 25 will be seen on the race course in Porto. Three U.S. athletes fall into this category. Men's Laser sailor, Chris Barnard (Newport Beach, Calif.) is ranked in 16th. In the women's fleet, Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) is currently ranked fourth and Erika Reineke (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) is ranked 11th.

Racing will begin tomorrow at noon, local time, and conclude on Saturday, May 25th.

U.S. Competitors at the 2019 Laser Senior European Championships

Men's Laser Standard:

  • Chris Barnard (Newport Beach, Calif.)
  • Paul Didham (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Malcolm Lamphere (Lake Forest, Ill.)
  • Henry Marshall (Newton, Mass.)
  • Ford McCann (Kemah, Texas)
  • Marek Zaleski (Norwalk, Conn.)
Women's Laser Radial:
  • Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.)
  • Erika Reineke (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
More information at ussailing.org/news/lasereuros19 and 2019-senior.laser-europeans.org

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