USA Names 420 Teams for ISAF Youth Worlds
US Sailing has named thirteen athletes to its 2015 ISAF Youth World Championships Team.
“The thirteen American sailors who have qualified to represent USA at this event should be very proud,” said Josh Adams, Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing. “US Sailing is a strong supporter of the ISAF Youth Worlds, and we think that youth racers should strive to compete at this level. We are excited to provide the highest level of training and preparation ever given to a US Sailing Youth Worlds Team in the form of dedicated training camps and world-class coaching, which is central to the new Olympic Development Program (ODP) launched by US Sailing in early 2015.”
Representing the USA in the 420 will be:
International 420 (girl’s two person dinghy): Christina Klingler (Darien, Conn.) and Victoria Thompson (Newport Beach, Calif.)
International 420 (boy’s two person dinghy): Will Logue (Cos Cob, Conn.) and Bram Brakman (Darien, Conn.)
Klingler/Thompson finished 20th at the at the 2015 420 World Championships in Japan this summer, with the Logue/Brakman partnership knocking out an impressive 6th place finish, in fleets which included many of the teams they will face in Malaysia.
The premier youth event in international sailing, the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship represents the highest level of competition for the next generation of American talent. Langkawi, Malaysia will host the 2015 edition from 27 December 2015 to 3 January 2016.