Introduction to U.S. Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing

NBC Olympics Sailing Broadcast:

The NBC Olympics website is hosting the Tokyo 2020 sailing event for U.S. audiences. Replays from the 11 days of racing are available here.

USA – 7/24/2021 – Team USA is presented at Tokyo 2020 by 13 sailors hailing from nine U.S. states and territories including California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Wisconsin. The sailing events of the XXXII Olympiad are between July 25 to August 4 (July 24-August 3, EDT), 2021. The racing venue is the historic island of Enoshima, approximately 35 miles southwest of Tokyo. Enoshima was also the sailing venue for the Tokyo 1964 Olympic sailing events and features both consistently strong racing conditions and stunning coastal views of Mt. Fuji.

Team USA returns Games-tested athletes to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic regatta in five classes, giving the group a strong core of the experience. American sailors in four classes made their Olympic debut, and the U.S. will not compete in the Men’s 49er event after narrowly missing national qualification in that class.

The program is led by Paul Cayard, an Athens 2004 U.S. Olympian and accomplished professional sailor who has served as the Executive Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing since early 2021. Team Leader for Tokyo 2020 is Meredith Muller Brody, who is serving at her 7th International Games (including the Olympics, Paralympics and Pan American Games) as a part of US Sailing’s delegation, and her second Games as Team Leader. Leading the performance staff as Head Coach is Luther Carpenter, a core contributor to U.S. Olympic sailing for eight consecutive Games who has coached sailors to five medals in four different classes.

American sailors have been a part of each Olympic Games since Amsterdam 1924. Team USA has won 60 medals in sailing, the most of any nation, and some of the most accomplished sailors in history have competed at the Games under the stars and stripes.

Classess (Boat Types)

Meet the Athletes of the US Sailing Team