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US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics 2011

2011 US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics

The US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) is managed by the United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), the national governing body for the sport of sailing and sailboat racing, and the Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC). The top-ranked boats in each Olympic and Paralympic class are selected annually to be members of the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. 

The 10 Olympic classes chosen to compete at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Weymouth/Portland, England are: Laser Radial (women), Laser (men), Finn (men), Men’s RS:X, Women’s RS:X, 49er (men), Men’s 470, Women’s 470, Star (men) and Elliott 6m (women). The three Paralympic classes are: 2.4mR (open), SKUD18 (mixed) and Sonar (open).

Meet the 2011 USSTAG: listed in alphabetical order, by class:  (click on each athlete's name or picture to read his or her bio)

SELECT: Olympic Classes  Paralympic Classes

Olympic Classes

Finn (Men's One Person Dinghy - Heavy) Athletes Hometown Member Yacht Club or Racing Club College or University
Zach Railey 2011USSTAG_Zach Railey_credit Amory Ross US SAILING Clearwater, Fla. St. Francis Yacht Club University of Miami
Caleb Paine Caleb Paine_USSTAG headshot San Diego, Calif. Southwestern Yacht Club     Mesa College
Laser (Men's One Person Dinghy)
Rob Crane 2011USSTAG_Rob Crane_credit Amory Ross US SAILING Darien, Conn. Noroton Yacht Club Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Clay Johnson

2011USSTAG_Clay Johnson_credit Amory Ross US SAILING Toms River, N.J. Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club, Eastern Yacht Club Harvard University
Laser Radial (Women's One Person Dinghy)
Paige Railey 2011USSTAG_Paige Railey_credit Amory Ross US SAILING Clearwater, Fla. St. Francis Yacht Club University of South Florida
Erika Reineke Erika Reineke Headshot Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Lauderdale Yacht Club Saint Thomas Aquinas School
Men's RS:X (Men's Windsurfing)
Ben Barger 2011USSTAG_Ben Barger_credit Amory Ross US SAILING St. Petersburg, Fla. St. Petersburg Yacht Club Eckerd College
Robert Willis 2011USSTAG_Bob Willis_credit Amory Ross US SAILING Chicago, Ill. Columbia Yacht Club Connecticut College
Women's RS:X (Women's Windsurfing)
Farrah Hall 2011USSTAG_Farrah Hall_credit Amory Ross US SAILING Annapolis, Md. St. Mary's College of Maryland
Solvig Sayre 2011USSTAG_Solvig Sayre_credit Amory Ross US SAILING Vineyard Haven, Mass. Sail Martha's Vineyard, Vineyard Haven Yacht Club Martha's Vineyard Regional High School
49er (Men's Two Person Dinghy High Performance)
Alex Bishop
Val Smith
Alex BishopVal Smith Vars, France
Wilmette, Ill.
Sheridan Shores Yacht Club St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Erik Storck
Trevor Moore
2011USSTAG_Erik Storck_credit Amory Ross US SAILING2011USSTAG_Trevor Moore_credit Amory Ross US SAILING Huntington, N.Y.
North Pomfret, Vt.
New York Yacht Club, Storm Trysail Club
New York Yacht Club
Dartmouth College
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Men's 470 (Men's Two Person Dinghy)
Stu McNay
Graham Biehl
2011USSTAG_Stuart McNay_credit Amory Ross US SAILING2011USSTAG_Graham Biehl_credit Amory Ross US SAILING Boston, Mass
San Diego, Calif.
Beverly Yacht Club
San Diego Yacht Club
Yale University
Adam Roberts
Nick Martin
2011USSTAG_Adam Roberts_credit Amory Ross US SAILING2011USSTAG_Nick Martin_credit Amory Ross US SAILING San Diego, Calif.
San Diego, Calif.
San Diego Yacht Club
San Diego Yacht Club
Boston College
College of Charleston
Women's 470 (Women's Two Person Dinghy)
Amanda Clark
Sarah Lihan
2011USSTAG_Amanda Clark_credit Amory Ross US SAILING2011USSTAG_Sarah Lihan_credit Amory Ross US SAILING Shelter Island, N.Y.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Shelter Island Yacht Club, New York Yacht Club, Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club
Lauderdale Yacht Club
Connecticut College
Yale University
Erin Maxwell
Isabelle Kinsolving Farrar
2011USSTAG_Erin Maxwell_credit Amory Ross US SAILING2011USSTAG_Isabelle Kinsolving Farrar_credit Amory Ross US SAILING Stonington, Conn.
New York, N.Y.
Ram Island Yacht Club, Mystic River Mudheads Sailing
Stonington Harbor Yacht Club, Fishers Island Yacht Club, New York Yacht Club
Dartmouth College
Yale University
Sarah Chin 2011USSTAG_Sarah Chin_credit Amory Ross US SAILING Hoboken, N.J. Surf City Yacht Club University of Richmond
Star(Men's Keelboat)
Andrew Campbell
Ian Coleman
2011USSTAG_Andrew Campbell_credit Amory Ross US SAILING2011USSTAG_Ian Coleman_credit Amory Ross US SAILING San Diego, Calif.
Annapolis, Md.

San Diego Yacht Club

Georgetown University

Andy Horton

2011USSTAG_Andy Horton_credit Amory Ross US SAILING

S. Burlington, Vt.

Lake Champlain Yacht Club, New York Yacht Club

Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Andrew MacDonald
Brad Nichol

2011USSTAG_Andy MacDonald_credit Amory Ross US SAILING2011USSTAG_Brad Nichol_credit Amory Ross US SAILING

Laguna Beach, Calif
Miami Beach, Fla.

Lake Sunapee Yacht Club

El Camino College
Williams College

Mark Mendelblatt
Brian Fatih
2011USSTAG_Mark Mendelblatt_credit Amory Ross US SAILING2011USSTAG_Brian Fatih_credit Amory Ross US SAILING Miami, Fla.  
Miami, Fla.


Rick Merriman
John von Schwarz
2011USSTAG_Rick Merriman_credit Amory Ross US SAILING2011USSTAG_John VonSwartz_credit Amory Ross US SAILING New York, N.Y.
Annapolis, Md.
Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, New York Yacht Club
Annapolis Yacht Club, Storm Trysail Club
U.S. Naval Academy
Whittier College
George Szabo
Mark Strube    
2011USSTAG_George Szabo_credit Amory Ross US SAILINGMark Strube San Diego, Calif.
Punta Gorda, Fla.
San Diego Yacht Club
Palm Beach Sailing Club
San Diego State University
Northern Michigan University
Elliott 6m (Women's Match Racing)

Sally Barkow
Alana O'Reilly
Elizabeth Kratzig Burnham

2011USSTAG_Sally Barkow_credit Amory Ross US SAILING2011USSTAG_Alana O'Reilly_credit Amory Ross US SAILINGElizabeth Kratzig Burnham

 Nashotah, Wis.
Charleston, S.C.
Miami, Fla.

Pine Lake Yacht Club
James Island Yacht Club

Old Dominion University
Collge of Charleston

Genny Tulloch
Alice Marnard Leonard
Jenn Chamberlin

2011USSTAG_Genny Tulloch_credit Amory Ross US SAILING2011USSTAG_Alice Manard_credit Amory Ross US SAILING2011USSTAG_Jenn Chamberlin_credit Amory Ross US SAILING

San Francisco, Calif.
East Haven, Conn./New Orleans, La.
Washington, D.C.

St. Francis Yacht Club, Houston YC
Southern Yacht Club

Harvard University
Stanford University
St. Mary's College of Maryland

Anna Tunnicliffe
Debbie Capozzi
Molly Vandemoer
2011USSTAG_Anna Tunnicliffe_credit Amory Ross US SAILING2011USSTAG_Deb Capozzi_credit Amory Ross US SAILING2011USSTAG_Molly Vandemoer_credit Amory Ross US SAILING

Plantation, Fla.
Bayport, N.Y.
Redwood City, Calif.

North Cape Yacht Club, New York Yacht Club, Lauderdale Yacht Club
Sayville Yacht Club
San Diego Yacht Club

Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University
University of Hawaii

Paralympic Classes

2.4mR (Open One Person Keelboat) Athletes Hometown Member Yacht Club or Racing Club College or University
Mark LeBlanc 2011USSTAG_Mark LeBlanc_credit Amory Ross US SAILING New Orleans, La. Southern Yacht Club Louisiana State University
Charles Rosenfield 2011USSTAG_Charles Rosenfield_credit Amory Ross US SAILING Woodstock, Ct. Sail Newport Trinity College, Ct.
John Ruf 2011USSTAG_John Ruf_credit Amory Ross US SAILING Pewaukee, Wis. Pewaukee Yacht Club, Milwaukee Community Sailing Washington University
SKUD-18 (Mixed Two Person Keelboat)
Jen French
JP Creignou
2011USSTAG_Jen French_credit Amory Ross US SAILINGJP Creignou Headshot - OLD St. Petersburg, Fla.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
St. Petersburg Sailing Center, St. Petersburg Yacht Club
Bridgewater State College

Sarah Everhart Skeels

2011USSTAG_Sarah Everhart Skeels_credit Amory Ross US SAILING Tiverton, R.I.
Sail Newport
University of Virginia
Scott Whitman
Julia Dorsett
2011USSTAG_Scott Whitman_credit Amory Ross US SAILING2011USSTAG_Julia Dorsett_credit Amory Ross US SAILING Brick, N.J.
Westchester, Pa/Boca Raton, Fla.
Metedekonk River Yacht Club
Metedekonk River Yacht Club
Northeastern University
Ithaca College
Sonar (Open Three Person Keelboat)

Paul Callahan
Brad Johnson
Tom Brown    

2011USSTAG_Paul Callahan_credit Amory Ross US SAILING2011USSTAG_Brad Jackson_credit Amory Ross US SAILINGTom Brown

Cape Coral, Fla./Newport R.I.
Pompano Beach, Fla.
Castine, Maine

New York Yacht Club, Port Charlotte Sailing Club
St. Petersburg Yacht Club

Harvard University
University of South Florida

Rick Doerr
Brad Kendell
Hugh Freund 

2011USSTAG_Rick Doerr_credit Amory Ross US SAILING2011USSTAG_Brad Kendell_credit Amory Ross US SAILING2011USSTAG_Hugh Freund_credit Amory Ross US SAILING

Clifton, N.J.
Tampa, Fla.
South Freeport, Me.

Noroton Yacht Club
Clearwater Yacht Club
Harraseeket Yacht Club

New England College
University of South Florida
Roger Williams University

Bert Foster
Michael Hersey
David Burdette
2011USSTAG_Albert Foster_credit Amory Ross US SAILINGMike HerseyDavid Burdette Wayzata, Minn.
Hyannis, Mass.
Lutherville, Md.
Wayzata Yacht Club
Hyannis Yacht Club
Wayzata Yacht Club
Cornell University
University of Massachusetts,Dartmouth
St. Mary's College of Maryland

US SAILING provides the members of the 2011 USSTAG with financial, fundraising, logistical, performance (including coaching and on-and-off-the-water fitness training) and marketing and communication support. The USSTAG is led by Olympic Sailing Program Chairman Dean Brenner (Wallingford, Conn.), Olympic Director Katie Kelly (Barrington, R.I.), High Performance Director/Head Coach Kenneth Andreasen (Tampa, Fla.), Communications Director Dana Paxton (Newport, R.I.) and Olympic Coordinator Dave Johnson (Pawtucket, R.I.). In addition to Andreasen, the team is coached by Betsy Alison (Newport, R.I.), Luther Carpenter (La Porte, Texas) and Leandro Spina (Miami, Fla.).

The USSTAG is proud to be supported by several generous sponsors, including the team’s title sponsor, AlphaGraphics, as well as Gold level partners Rolex Watch USA and Atlantis WeatherGear. The team is also sponsored by Silver partners Sperry Top-Sider and Trinity Yacht, with Bronze partners LaserPerformance, Harken, Team McLube, New England Ropes, Group Experiential Learning, and Bow Down Training.

For more information and background about the 2011 team, please read the press release.

Selection Procedures:

Ranking system for the 2011 USSTAG Paralympic classes
Ranking system for the 2011 USSTAG Olympic classes

For more information about the USSTAG, please email:
If you need specific information about your class, please email or your class association.