Raileys clinch Olympic sailing berths
FREMANTLE, Australia -- Paige Railey of Clearwater, Fla., and her brother, Zach, are among four sailors selected to the U.S. Olympic team based on their performances at the ISAF Sailing World Championships.
Also selected are Stuart McNay of Boston and Graham Biehl of San Diego.
Farrah Hall of Annapolis, Md., earned a nomination in the women's RS:X windsurfer category pending the United States earning a country spot at the RS:X World Championships in Spain in March. The United States did not qualify a country spot at the ISAF Worlds.
This is the first Olympic berth for Paige Railey, who won a bronze medal in the Laser Radial in a 102-boat fleet. Zach Railey, the 2008 Olympic silver medalist, finished ninth in the 72-boat Finn class.
McNay and Biehl finished 13th in the 80-boat men's 470 class. They competed in the 2008 Olympics but did not medal.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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