2019 Class European Championship Results - Top American Athletes in Each Class:
- Laser – Chris Barnard (Newport Beach, Calif.), 19th
- Laser Radial – Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), 8th
- Finn – Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.), 11th
- 49erFX – Paris Henken (Coronado, Calif.) & Anna Tobias (Pittsburgh, Pa.), 10th
- 49er – Ian Barrows (Miami, Fla.) & Mitchell Kiss (Holland, Mich.), 24th
- Nacra 17 – Sarah Newberry (Miami, Fla.) & David Liebenberg (Livermore, Calif.), 24th
- Men’s 470 – Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) & Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.), 15th
- Women’s 470 – Atlantic Brugman (Winthrop, Mass.) & Nora Brugman (Winthrop, Mass.), 30th
- Men’s RS:X – Pedro Pascual (West Palm Beach, Fla.), 49th
- Women’s RS:X – Farrah Hall (Annapolis, Md.), 50th
Four Down, Six to Go - Paine Qualifies the U.S. for Olympic Representation
Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) at the 2019 Finn European Championships
At the Finn European Championships, Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) placed in eleventh overall, and qualified the country for representation at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, in the Finn class. He earned the third of four spots that were up for grabs at the Championship.
The U.S. is now qualified for country representation in four of the ten Olympic classes. Last summer, at the 2018 Hempel Sailing World Championships, US Sailing Team athletes, Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.), Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), and Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.), qualified the country for representation in the Laser, Laser Radial, and Men's 470 classes. The remaining six classes will have the opportunity to qualify next at the Pan American Games and the 2019 Class World Championships, this summer.
While the U.S. has secured a spot on the Olympic starting line in these fleets, the sailors that qualified the country are not necessarily guaranteed to go to the 2020 Games. Olympic athlete selection events begin this summer with the Olympic Test Event, the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima and the 2019 Class World Championships.