Despite the challenges of racing at the highest level, Railey maintains that she is fully enjoying her latest Rio experience. For the two-time Pan American Champion, her love affair with the city started at the Pan Am Games in 2007. "Rio has always been my favorite place in the world to travel to, to visit, and to sail. Ever since 2007 I've always claimed this place to be the best," said Railey. "Seeing it develop, and seeing the [Olympic] venue being built just makes me more motivated to get here next year." When asked if being the sole sailor in her fleet representing the United States added to the mental burden, Railey said that was not the case. "I don't feel extra pressure. Just pride."