Please select your home edition
Edition
leaderboard with question mark E6 launch 2021

14 US squad athletes competing at iQFoil National Championships

by US Sailing Team 12 Nov 2021 05:02 PST 12-14 November 2021
iQFoil ?National?Championships © US Sailing Team

14 US iQFoil athletes are ready to fly in Clearwater, Florida for the 2021 US National and Gulf Coast Championships. 23 competitors from six countries will take the water November 12-14 at Clearwater Community Sailing Center.

This venue is no stranger to hosting performance board events, and has welcomed the new foiling Olympic equipment with open arms.

On the water for the US from the iQFoil Squad:

  • Pedro Pascual - Miami, FL (Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Men's RS.X Athlete)
  • Alex Temko- Palm Harbor, FL (US Representative at Inaugural 2021 Jr. Pan Am Games)
  • Bryn Muller - Largo, FL (US Representative at Inaugural 2021 Jr. Pan Am Games)
  • Justin Ahearn - Clearwater, FL (US iQFoil squad coach)
  • Danicka Sailer - Honolulu, HI
  • Maverick Putnam - Tarpon Springs, FL
  • Ethan Froelich - Austin, TX
  • Larry Thomas - Ocala, FL
  • Noah Lyons - Clearwater, FL
  • Dominique Stater - Miami, FL
  • Xavier Ferlet- Santa Clarita, CA
  • Tom McDonald- Kailua, HI
  • Fiona Wylde - Bend, OR
  • Colson Zack- Hood River, OR

"It's great to have everyone back here in Clearwater after hosting the US Open Sailing Series last February," said Clearwater-based Justin Ahern, who will coach the US Team at the inaugural Jr. Pan Am Games. "We have had big U19 groups from both Hawaii and Canada sailing in the pre-camp... our focus leading up to Jr. Pan Ams is tuning, and we are working to dial in what works for us."

"Every training session is crucial, and this regatta is even more critical because it will be my last time on a starting line with the US Squad before Jr. Pan Ams," noted US student athlete Bryn Muller. "Nothing compares to actual regattas in terms of preparation and pressure management."

Pedro Pascual, Tokyo 2020 Olympian, debuts on the iQFoil. "I am super excited to be competing again, I've missed it after the Olympics. The new equipment is wicked fast and challenging, I can't wait to find the tricks to get the most out of it."

Coaching the US group will be Olympic Performance Director Leandro Spina and Grant "Fuzz" Spanhake, US ODP partner from Quantum Racing. "There are significant takeaways from the recent Europeans in Marseille, I look forward to working those into the USST/ODP." Said Spina. "Having Fuzz work with the squad adds an additional layer of professionalism and expertise that's vital to their development."

Related Articles

West Marine US Open Series heads to Miami
49er, 49erFX, Open 470, Nacra 17, iQFoil, Open Windfoil and Finn classes competing The second stop of the West Marine US Open Sailing Series opens this weekend, January 21-23, at US Sailing Center Miami. Current and former Olympic class boats will be on display, including 49er, 49erFX, 470, Nacra 17, iQFoil, Open Windfoil and Finn. Posted on 21 Jan
2022 West Marine US Open Sailing Series overall
McCann, Meek, and Casellas take first places The first event of the West Marine US Open Sailing Series wrapped today, completing six races in a wide range of conditions. Lauderdale Yacht Club welcomed 135 sailors in the three ILCA classes - ILCA 4, 6, and 7. Posted on 18 Jan
2022 West Marine US Open Sailing Series kicks off
US Sailing and Lauderdale YC will welcome 133 competitors in the ILCA classes US Sailing and Lauderdale Yacht Club will welcome 133 competitors in the ILCA classes January 15 -17 for the first stop on the 2022 West Marine US Open Sailing Series. Posted on 15 Jan
West Marine return as US Open Series title sponsor
Filling demand for high-level domestic training platform geared towards prospective Olympic hopefuls US Sailing is excited to announce West Marine will return as title sponsor for the 2022 US Open Sailing Series. Posted on 13 Jan
2 California crews awarded US Sailing Rescue Medal
Who performed man-overboard rescues during offshore races in 2020 and 2021 The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee awarded the prestigious Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal to two California crews who performed man-overboard rescues during offshore races in 2020 and 2021. Posted on 12 Jan
US Sailing Team youth take 4 medals
3 Silver and 1 Bronze at Youth Sailing World Championships in Oman The USST's Olympic Development Program's 16 athletes wrapped a week of tough wind conditions and even tougher competition against the world's best youth sailors at the 50th edition of the Youth Sailing World Championships. Posted on 17 Dec 2021
$5 million matching opportunity
Siebel Sailors Program is unique in its drive to engage youth The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation will match, dollar for dollar, up to $5 million, all gifts for the Siebel Sailors Program made to the US Sailing Foundation by December 31, 2022. Posted on 17 Dec 2021
16 Youth Athletes ready for Youth Worlds in Oman
One of the widest representations of geographic diversity From Hawaii to Florida, this year's US Youth Worlds team is one of the widest representations of geographic diversity that has ever taken to the water on behalf of the US against the rest of the world. Posted on 11 Dec 2021
USA ILCA 6 Squad wraps up Worlds in Oman
A challenging event in light winds The US ILCA Radial Squad completed a challenging World Championship in light wind. Posted on 7 Dec 2021
USA medals in 3 classes at Jr. Pan Am Games
Six races in the ILCA fleets and nine in the iQFoil over three days Three USA athletes medaled in the inaugural Jr. Pan American Games after six races in the ILCA fleets and nine in the iQFoil over three days. Posted on 7 Dec 2021
Lloyd Stevenson Catalyst 45 728x90px3 BOTTOMHyde Sails 2021 - Basic FOOTERC-Tech 2021 (Spars-QFX Racer) 728x90 BOTTOM