Yale’s Stu McNay finishes fourth in sailing event at Olympics

k92tgfjolj9goyfl Yales Stu McNay finishes fourth in sailing event at Olympics
McNay and Hughes. Copyright US Sailing Team. Credit Will Ricketson.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Stu McNay ’05 and partner Dave Hughes finished an impressive fourth in the Men’s 470 Olympic class. Though it was mathematically impossible for McNay and Hughes to earn a place on the podium going into the medal race on Thursday, they gave it their all and finished second in the double-points race, defending their fourth place position.

McNay and Hughes focused primarily on their mental game going into the 2016 Olympic Games. They already had the speed and skills to medal. After all, they medaled at 16 world class events in the past four years, and they were both finalists for US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman of the Year in 2015. McNay’s third consecutive Games were by far his most competitive, and he is proud of his performance.

McNay told US Sailing: “We were fighting for the top spot on the podium at this event, which is all you can ask for as a competitor.”

He and Hughes found something “very special together as teammates,” and regardless of the result the past four years have been a thrilling ride.

Learn more about McNay’s races and Olympic sailing at http://www.nbcolympics.com/sailing.

Report filed by Isabelle Rossi de Leon, Yale Sports Publicity

SportzEdge.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s