After a week of tryouts in Miami, it is official; Sarah Lihan will join Team GO SAIL in pursuit of gold in 2012. Thank you to those who tried out, it is exciting to know that there is so much talent out there! Team GO SAIL would also like to thank the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics for their support through this process.
Amanda Clark & Sarah Lihan
Sarah Lihan of Ft. Lauderdale, FL is a US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics team member. She has been pursuing her Olympic aspirations in the single-handed Laser Radial class. Sarah comes from an impressive single-handed background. She has 2 Olympic Trials under her belt and she is a National Champion. Sarah sailed for Yale University where she earned College All American honors as a skipper her senior year.
Knowing the Olympic trials are just around the corner we have an aggressive training schedule planned for the upcoming months. The first half of the Olympic Team selections will be held in Weymouth, England at the beginning of June. Then we will have a breather before the second selection event in Perth, Australia in mid December.
We are looking forward to a successful season and we invite you to come and follow our campaign at Team GO SAIL www.teamgosail.org or on Twitter @TeamGOSAIL
All the best,
A short list of Highlights for Sarah Lihan:
- -US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics Member 2005-08, 2011
- -7th Place ISAF World Cup Event Kiel Week, Germany, Laser Radial, 2010
- -All American, Yale, Graduated 2010
- -3rd Place, US Olympic Trials, Laser Radial 2007
- -1st Place Leiter Cup, US Single-handed Jr. National Women’s Champion, Radial, 2006