Mcnay Racing

Performance Sailing

About Me

Sailing is a lifelong passion of mine and being able to compete in two Olympic Games (Beijing ’08 and London ’12) has been especially memorable for me. On my path to the Olympics, I learned a lot about myself and what it takes to be part of a successful team. This has helped me as a coach and professional sailor where I have enjoyed helping others reach their personal best. I hope to continue to raise my level and help others achieve their dreams whether on a dinghy or big keelboat.

Personal Information:

  • Born 1981 Boston, MA
  • Currently resides in Providence, RI
  • New York Yacht Club and Beverly YC (Learned to race here!)
  • Yale University ’05, BA in Architecture
  • Yale University Varsity Sailing Team, Captain ’02
  • Yale Sailing Assistant Coach Fall 2005, Fall 2008
  • MIT Part-Time Assistant Coach Fall 2012
  • Privately Employed Professional Sailor and Coach, 2005-Present

Significant Sailing Results:

  • US Olympic Team 470 Helm, 2008 Beijing (13th) + 2012 London (14th)
  • US Sailing Team 470 Helm -’01-’02, ’04-Present
  • 1st J80 World Championships, Tactician ’14
  • 5th 470 World Championships, Helm ’14
  • 2nd 470 South American Championships, Helm ’14
  • 3rd J70 North American Championships, Tactician ’14
  • 3rd Miami Sailing World Cup, 470 Helm ’14
  • 470 US National Champion, Helm ’13
  • 1st Miami Sailing World Cup, 470 Helm ’13
  • 2nd J70 North American Championships, Tactician ’13
  • 4th World Ranking (ISAF) 470 Helm Feb-May 2012
  • 2nd US Match Racing Championships (Main and Kite Trimmer) ’12
  • 470 North American Champion ’11, ’12
  • US Team Racing Champion ’09, ’12
  • 1st Sail Melbourne World Cup 470 Helm ’11
  • British Team Racing Open Champion ’10, ’11
  • 2nd 470 World Cup ’09
  • 2nd Melges 32 New England Championship, Tactician ’09
  • Collegiate Atlantic Coast Champion ’05
  • Collegiate New England Champion ’02
  • 2x Collegiate All-American and 1x Honorable Mention All-American
  • US Sailing Youth Champion 470 Helm ’01

Relevant Experience:

  • Tactician – J70, Marstrom 32, Melges 32, and similar
  • Helmsman and Trimmer – Dinghies, Melges 24, Shields, Etchells, Marstrom 32, and similar
  • Coaching at Youth, Collegiate, and Adult Level
  • Campaign Management – Fundraising, Travel Logistics, Team Management, Organization

One thought on “About Me

  1. Hello Stuart,
    Congratulations on all of your accomplishments . It’s really great to know that you are living your dreams.
    Take care and I wish you all the best, Adriana DiGrande

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