Ready for Rio
An open letter to all American sailors from the Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing.
To friends and supporters of our National Team,
On August 5, when the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team lines up to march as part of Team USA in the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony, the athletes will be confident in the knowledge that they have completed extensive preparations to compete in Rio. The US Sailing Team Sperry committed early in the 2016 Olympic quadrennium to “embrace Rio” and acclimatize to the Games environment.
We have worked for several years to learn and experience the Rio 2016 competition venue, and everything that Rio delivers with its challenging racing conditions, spirited culture and concerns about health and safety. With the spotlight about to shine bright on the Olympic Games, I’d like to take the opportunity to share some of the details of USA’s preparations with you.