Five Athletes Added to US Sailing Team Roster
Following strong performances on the international racing circuit this summer, five athletes have been added to the 2017 US Sailing Team roster. Steph Roble (East Troy, Wisc.) and Maggie Shea (Wilmette, Ill.) have been added in the women’s 49erFX, Chris Rast (Holland, Mich.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.) have been named in the men’s 49er, and Haddon Hughes (Houston, Texas) has joined the team in the women’s Laser Radial class.
The five Americans join the 18 athletes already named to the team in March, and were added at the discretion of two-time gold medalist Malcolm Page (Newport, R.I.), Chief of U.S. Olympic Sailing.
“We need to really elevate the level of 49er sailing that we have in the U.S. and get it to a decent level where we can feed off each other and progress onto the podium.” - Chris Rast, Three-Time Olympian, 49er