Sailor of the Week - June, 2011
- Ralf Steitz When Ralf Steitz, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Sailing Foundation President, took notice of the German youth team who entered the Transatlantic Race aboard the Andrews 56 Norddeutche, he thought why not us. The idea of the All-American Offshore Team was created and endorsed by the USMMA and other leaders in the sailing world, such as the Oakcliff Sailing Center and the Storm Trysail Club. The goal of the AAOT is to provide high-performance offshore training opportunities for an upcoming generation of American ocean racers.
- Annie Haeger Last Week: Annie Haeger a junior and A-division skipper on the Boston College sailing team, was crowned the 2011 Quantum Women’s College Sailor of the Year. She was also named an ICSA All-American Women’s Skipper for the third time in her collegiate career.
- Brad Van Liew Last Week's SOTW: American ocean racer Brad Van Liew (Charleston, S.C.) sailed into the record books last month by winning every leg of the Velux 5 Oceans race for the second time in his solo sailing career.
- Sandra Stosz Last Week: Meet Rear Admiral Sandra Stosz, the new Superintendent at Coast Guard Academy. Sandra discusses her role with the academy and what opportunities the institution has for sailors. Learn more about the passion she has for serving her country and how sailing has played an important role in her life in this interview with US SAILING.
- Haley Lhamon Haley Lhamon has been a driving force in the development of women’s sailing in the Pacific Northwest. The former Stanford University sailor has skippered and crewed a variety of boats, including J/35s, Thistles and Snipes. Haley’s passion for sailing has motivated her to help grow the sport for women in the Seattle area and beyond.