Please select your home edition
Edition
Ancasta Botin Fast40

US sailors line up for 470 World Championships at Enoshima, Japan

by US Sailing Team 3 Aug 2019 17:21 PDT 2-9 August 2019
U.S. Women's 470 athletes, Emma and Carmen Cowles (Larchmont, N.Y.) - (left to right) - 2019 470 World Championships © Junichi Hirai

On Sunday, August 4, racing will begin at the 2019 edition of the 470 World Championships. Over 180 athletes representing 30 nations will be competing on the waters of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 sailing venue. Four athletes will represent the United States in the Men's class, and eight will sail under the American flag in the Women's fleet.

U.S. Competitors at the 2019 470 World Championships

Men's 470:

  • Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) & Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.)
  • Trevor Davis (Annapolis, Md.) & Trevor Bornarth (Martin County, Fla.)
Women's 470:
  • Nikole Barnes (Miami, Fla.) & Lara Dallman-Weiss (Shoreview, Minn.)
  • Emily Bornarth (Martin County, Fla.) & Laura Slovensky (Brookhaven, N.Y.)
  • Carmen Cowles (Larchmont, N.Y.) & Emma Cowles (Larchmont, N.Y.)
  • Atlantic Brugman Cabot (Winthrop, Mass.) & Nora Brugman Cabot (Winthrop, Mass.)
This event is the first of three regattas held at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour this summer. US Sailing Team athletes, Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.), are looking forward to spending a lot of time at the 2020 venue. "The Worlds will be Stu and Dave's first regatta this summer, so they're excited to be competing again," said their coach, Thomas Barrows (Miami, Fla.). "After the Worlds, they have the Olympic Test Event and then Enoshima World Cup. These three events will be great for helping them prepare for the Olympics. They'll help the guys become comfortable sailing in Enoshima and take in local knowledge."

Recently, McNay and Hughes won the Medal Race at the Hempel World Cup Series Final - Marseille. Barrows also mentioned that since then, the pair has spent a lot of time training in Japan, focusing on the technique required to perform well in the high sea state that Enoshima offers.

America's female 470 athletes have likewise put in many hours training in Japan. Fellow Olympic Test Event representatives, Nikole Barnes (Miami, Fla.) and Lara Dallman-Weiss (Shoreview, Minn.), just wrapped a two-week training block in Enoshima. According to Barnes, they are feeling ready for the Championship thanks to their time on the water, "We have our work cut out for us this week, but we are feeling prepared thanks to our coach Robby Bisi (Buenos Aires, ARG)."

At the Championship, U.S. Women's 470 sailors will be working towards country qualification to Tokyo 2020. Before athletes can be selected to the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team, they must first earn a berth for the country. "The brass ring in this event, for us, is qualifying the U.S. in the Women's 470 for a spot in the 2020 Summer Olympics," said Barnes.

The top six countries in the Women's fleet, that did not already qualify at the 2018 World Championships in Aarhus, will earn representation in Tokyo. There are also four spots up for grabs in the Men's fleet. McNay and Hughes qualified the U.S. by placing seventh at last year's event. The final country qualification event for the Women's 470 class will be the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami.

U.S. athletes Carmen and Emma Cowles (Larchmont, N.Y.) and Atlantic and Nora Brugman-Cabot (Winthrop, Mass) will be fighting alongside Barnes and Dallman-Weiss for U.S. country selection. While this will be the first 470 World Championship for the Cowles twins, the pair dominated the 2018 Youth Worlds in the i420 and have shown promise since their transition into the 470 class. The Brugman sisters have also had some strong moments in 2019. Earlier this year, the pair qualified for the US Sailing Team by placing in the top-ten at the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami.

Racing is scheduled to conclude with a medal race for each fleet on Friday, August 9.

For more information visit event website.

Related Articles

Introducing the new Starboard Portal
A new video channel that keeps sailors connected to their sport The Starboard Portal is a new video channel that keeps sailors connected to their sport with resourceful videos and live content featuring a collection of the most knowledgeable experts in the nation on a variety of topics. Posted on 26 Mar
Tokyo 2020 Games officially postponed to 2021
CEO of US Sailing appreciates the clarity this decision provides In an official statement released today, The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee issued the following joint statement announcing the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Posted on 25 Mar
Recent travel restrictions and event cancellations
US Sailing addresses athletes in Europe following recent travel restrictions Due to the travel restrictions from Europe that were announced by the U.S. on Wednesday, March 11 amid the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and recent event cancellations and postponements Posted on 12 Mar
New day for offshore sailing as opportunities grow
A new spotlight shines onto a previously established area of our sport With the inclusion of offshore sailing into the 2024 Olympics, a new spotlight shines onto a previously established area of our sport. Posted on 11 Mar
US Sailing publishes 2019 Reach Impact Report
Accepting applications for Reach Grants through Friday, March 13 US Sailing's Reach initiative has released it's 2019 Impact Report. Launched in 2012, Reach is US Sailing's STEM education initiative. Posted on 11 Mar
US Team at RS:X Windsurfing Worlds overall
Pascual and Hall clinch Olympic tickets while Nores delivers U21 Medal The final day of racing at the 2020 RS:X World Championships came to a close today, resulting in two more US Sailing Team athletes claiming their tickets to the Tokyo Olympic Games. Posted on 29 Feb
US Team at RS:X Windsurfing Worlds, day 4
Geronimo Nores is guaranteed the U21 bronze and has a shot at the silver As things settle down in Sandringham, the RS:X athletes in Sorrento look forward to tomorrow's final day of racing. Though the windsurfers also faced similar light and shifty conditions to the Radial athletes, they managed to get all three races in. Posted on 28 Feb
US Team at Women's Laser Radial Worlds, overall
Paige Railey perseveres to qualify for Tokyo Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) emerged victorious over fellow US Sailing Team athletes, Erika Reineke (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and Charlotte Rose (Houston, Texas), to win a spot on Team USA for the Tokyo 2020 Games. Posted on 28 Feb
Supporting Siebel Centers announced
A new community sailing program In April of 2019, US Sailing announced a new community sailing program made possible by a major donation from the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation. Posted on 28 Feb
US Team at RS:X Windsurfing Worlds, day 3
The athletes endured the challenging and unpredictable breeze The RS:X athletes at the southern end of Port Phillip Bay likewise endured the challenging and unpredictable breeze. Like the Radials, they experienced dramatic shifts and gusts that were hard to identify. Posted on 27 Feb
SOUTHERN-SPARS-AGLAIA-SPARS_728X90 BottomZhik 2020 AnneMarieRindom FOOTERMarine Resources 2019 - Footer