Sailor of the Week - March, 2011
- Gene Hinkel Gene Hinkel of St. Petersburg, Fla. is a true pioneer in the area of adaptive aid designs for disabled sailing. On an international scale, Gene has made a tremendous impact on the growth of disabled sailing and the advancement of adaptive sailing techniques, such as the development of benches and seats for sailors to use.
- Rasmus Sayre Last week's winner: Rasmus Sayre is making quite the impression on the windsurfing community. Last month the 13-year-old finished second at the North American Windsurfing Championship Techno 293 U15 Fleet in Cozumel, Mexico. More importantly, Rasmus was awarded the “Hero of the Week”.
- Rome Kirby “I have been training for this moment my entire sailing life,” said an excited and eager Rome Kirby, who was recently named the trimmer and driver for the PUMA Ocean Racing Team. Rome joins the roster for the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race beginning in October. Rome, a 21-year-old from Newport, R.I., is the youngest sailor on the team and one of two Americans.
- Ryan Breymaier Last week's SOTW: Ryan Breymaier, the sole U.S. sailor in the Barcelona World Race, is competing at a high level in his first-ever circumnavigation of the globe aboard the IMOCA Open 60 Team Neutrogena with German co-skipper Boris Herrmann. Ryan is using this ocean racing experience to educate a group of lucky ninth graders who are following his journey.
- Carolen Amarante Last Week: US SAILING salutes Carolen Amarante for her commitment, dedication and service as the Chair of US SAILING’s Junior Women’s Committee. As Chair, she has been managing two premier US SAILING Youth National Championships, including the U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded and Doublehanded Championships from 2008 to 2011.