Paige Railey-Meet the Team
Describe the Laser Radial to someone who is a sailor but may not be familiar with the boat.
The Laser Radial is a one design boat. Meaning when I arrive to the Olympic Games I will be chartering a boat from the organizing committee. Every athlete who competes in my class will have the same equipment and gear, thus creating a field that is equal. Basically, it’s a 14 ft boat that is good for a body weight of 150 pounds.
About to compete in her first Olympic Games, Laser Radial sailor Paige Railey takes us through her routine, describes her hopes for London 2012, and shares what advice her brother, 2008 Olympic silver medalist and 2012 teammate Zach Railey, has given her.
Text/images courtesy US Sailing Team