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Farrah Hall tilts her sail for London

Farrah Hall tilts her sail for London

Originally Published: August 19, 2011
By Elaine K. Howley

As Farrah Hall, 30, of Annapolis, Md., pursues an Olympic berth in the RS:X  women's windsurfing  she faces a distinct disadvantage: She's American.

That might not be the typical storyline for an athlete hailing from the land of opportunity, but in the sport of windsurfing, the rest of the world is well ahead of the U.S. in terms of international rankings and youth development leagues. Many Americans do not even know that windsurfing is an Olympic sport, which it has been since ...

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