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Nora Brugman

Nora Brugman was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain and has been sailing since the age of 4. She sailed and competed internationally in Optimist, 420’s, 470’s and 49erFX. She was 420 Spanish National Champion and qualified for the national team to sail in multiple World Championships, European Championships and the Youth ISAF Worlds in 2009 where she finished 6th.

She graduated from the Universitat of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona in 2016, where she majored in Advertising and Marketing. She combined her studies with Olympic Sailing and campaigned for the 2016 Rio Games, she started in the 49erFX class and then moved to the 470 class.

She has coached Optis at her hometown Yacht Club and has been coaching the 420 Racing Team at Shelter Island Yacht Club for the last four seasons. During the 2016-2017 season, she was the head coach of the Optimist, High School, and 420 teams at P.Y.S.F. in Redwood City, CA.

After getting a glimpse of Olympic sailing, Nora was sure she wanted to campaign for the Tokyo 2020 games with her sister Atlantic in the 470 class.

On her free time, Nora loves to ski, travel, hike and spend time with her friends and family.

Atlantic Brugman

Atlantic Brugman learned how to sail in Barcelona, Spain at the age of 5. As an Opti sailor, Atlantic became a French and multiple Spanish National Champion. During her time sailing 420s, she and Nora continued to earn National Championships, and compete in events all around the world. After graduating from high school, Atlantic took a year off to get her Ocean Yacht Master license from the United Kingdom Sailing Academy (Cowes, UK). She then moved to the United States and attended University at Connecticut College (New London, CT). While sailing for Connecticut College, she helped her team come in 2nd at the 2011 Women’s National Championship, finishing 2nd in A division. Atlantic was a two-time college All-American and was named Connecticut College female athlete of the year her senior year.

After graduating from Connecticut College with a BA in International Relations, Atlantic spent a few years working in non-profits in Germany, the Dominican Republic, and Spain.

For the last two years, Atlantic has been an assistant coach at Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA). She spent most of her time coaching the women’s team, leading them to a 5th place finish at the 2017 Women’s National Championship. During her time at Stanford, Atlantic continued to develop her sailing knowledge and realized that she wanted to start competing again herself. When Nora asked if she would campaign with her, the answer was a no-brainer!

Outside of sailing, Atlantic loves traveling, surfing, skiing, camping, and woodworking.

Nora’s Achievements

2017 470W US National Champion
2017 8th at Miami OCR- 470W
2014-2016 Olympic Campaign for 470 Spanish National Team
2012-2014 Olympic Campaing for the 49erFX Spanish National Team
2009 6th place at ISAF Youth Worlds, Buzios, Brazil- I420W
2009 3rd at Spanish National Championship- I420W
2008 3rd at French National Championship- I420W
2008 3rd at Spanish National Championship- I420W
2008 Spanish National Team Racing Champion- I420
2008 7th Junior European Championship, Zadar, Croatia- I420W
2007 Spanish Junior National Champion- I420W

Atlantic’s Achievements

2017 470W US National Champion
2017 8th at Miami OCR- 470W
2013 Female Athlete of the year at Connecticut College
2012 All-AmericanTeam and All-New England Team- College Sailing
2011 All-AmericanTeam and All-New England Team- College Sailing
2008 3rd at French National Championship- I420W
2008 3rd at Spanish National Championship- I420W
2008 Spanish National Team Racing Champion- I420
2008 7th Junior European Championship, Zadar, Croatia- I420W
2007 Spanish Junior National Champion- I420W
2004 Spanish Female National Champion- Optimist
2004 French Female National Champion- Optimist
2004 2nd Female US National Championship- Optimist
2003 Spanish Female National Champion- Optimist

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Luke Muller

Luke Muller

Luke Muller is a sophomore at Stanford University and currently sails the Finn for the US Development Team. From a family of windsurfers, Luke grew up on the east coast of Florida in Martin County sailing anything from Optis, 420’s, and even Windsurfers. His size led him to a few good years in the Laser but has recently graduated to the Finn Class.

The short-term goal is to qualify for the US Sailing Team – Sperry and hopefully qualify for the Rio Olympics.  Luke hopes to align his schedule to achieve maximum growth in the Finn Class in the next year. The ultimate goal is to win Gold in Tokyo.

Achievements

2013 US Laser National Champion (17yrs old)
2013 Radial Youth Champion
2014 ISAF Youth World Team Member – Radial
2015 Finn Jr. Worlds (Silver Cup) – 10th

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Paige Railey

Paige Railey

A native of Clearwater, Florida, Paige started sailing when she was eight years old, really stepped up her game when she was fifteen, and won her first ISAF Youth Worlds in Madiera, Portugal when she was just 16.  “It was a monumental moment in my career,” she said.

Paige has been sailing the Laser Radial since she was fifteen years old and hopes to achieve a Gold Medal at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Achievements

2015 Gold Pan American Games
2014 Gold US Sailing Miami OCR
2013 Bronze Medal World Championships
2012 Olympic Team
2010 US SAILING’s SportsWoman of the Year
2010 Florida Women’s Sailing Association Young Sailor the Year
2009 St. Francis Yacht Club Yachtswoman of the Year
2006 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year
2006 US SAILING’s Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year

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