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Daniela Moroz and US Secure Olympic Berths

US Sailing Olympic athletes recently wrapped up racing at The Hague in the Netherlands, and secured berths in four classes for the 2024 Olympics. Four-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Daniela Moroz finished fifth, qualifying the US and herself to compete next year.

Daniela Moroz Olympics
Daniela started her stellar kiting career on San Francisco Bay and is heading to the Olympics in 2024.
© 2023 Robert Hajduk

The US also qualified for berths in the ILCA 6 Class, with 2021 Wosser Trophy winner Charlotte Rose taking a fifth in class. Other US qualifications came in the 49er class with Andrew Mollerus and Ian MacDiarmid (USST) finishing fifth, and Ian Barrows and Bay Area sailor Hans Henken (USST) finishing ninth. Tokyo Olympians Steph Roble and Maggie Shea qualified the US with a seventh place in the 49er FX.

The US has been challenged to make it to the Olympics and the podium, with the country’s last sailing Olympic medal being Californian Caleb Paine’s bronze in the 2016 Games in Brazil. The US has now qualified for next summer’s iconic event and has a shot for medals in several classes. We look forward to watching our sailors compete, and regardless of the outcome we congratulate them on making it to the 2024 Olympics.

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