Tag Archives: Dean Brenner

Daily Report: U.S. Olympic Sailing Team – August 11

As the 2012 Olympic Games come to a conclusion, the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team is wrapping up in Weymouth and Portland, home to the Olympic sailing venue. After 16 days of competition, the entire team – athletes, coaches, and staff – is finalizing the details involved with closing down the on-site operation. This evening, the team heads to London to spend the evening with their Team USA teammates before celebrating at Sunday’s Closing Ceremony. Continue reading

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Protected: At the Helm: Paralympic Games, Here We Come

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At the Helm: I Stand By My Team

Our team wanted to come here and make some history. We just had a different kind of history in mind. We’re going to be asked the same question over and over for the next couple of months: why and how did this happen? Continue reading

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At the Helm: August 8 Morning Briefing

Good morning from Weymouth… cloudy and drizzly here today. I’ve said that a lot these last few weeks, but we’ve also had a fair amount of sunshine, more than any of us expected. But summer here is very different from the summer I’m used to back in Connecticut. Continue reading

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Daily Report: U.S. Olympic Sailing Team – August 5

Headlining day 7 of the Olympic Sailing Regatta, Star sailors Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih finished the Medal Race in 6th to round out their overall standing to 7th place. Bob Willis and Farrah Hall completed their windsurfing series in 22nd and 20th, respectively. As the series progresses in Weymouth and Portland, U.K. the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team’s standings to date after racing today include: Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan 8th in the Women’s 470; Erik Storck and Trevor Moore in 15th in the 49er. Continue reading

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Protected: At the Helm: August 5 Morning Briefing

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At the Helm: Three Cheers for Zach Railey

We had a mixed bag of results for Team USA yesterday. On one side of the ledger, both 470 teams had very good days, our 49er had a good day and they are still in the hunt, and our Star team had another fairly consistent day, although they are now mathematically eliminated from medal contention. Continue reading

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Daily Report: U.S. Olympic Sailing Team – August 3

A very busy day of racing in Weymouth and Portland for the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team brought mixed results. The day saw the debut of Women’s 470 team Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan, who are in 4th overall; the advance to the Star medal race for Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih; and an end of the regatta for Finn sailor Zach Railey. Continue reading

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At the Helm: August 3 Morning Briefing

Good morning! Well, another day of breeze, clouds and a chance of rain is upon us. There is a rumor going around here in Weymouth that the sun still is up there. I’m a skeptic. Continue reading

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At the Helm: August 1 Morning Briefing

Today we have nearly a full racing schedule in front of us. The Elliotts will be match racing again, races 5 and 6 in the Lasers, Radials and 49ers are coming up, races 3 and 4 both RSX classes, and the 470men have a practice day. Finns and Stars have the day off and 470women have measurement today and a practice day tomorrow. Continue reading

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