Meet Willie

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Willie comes from a dinghy sailing background with top finishes in the 29er, I420, 470, and Melges 20 classes, and time campaigning in the 49er class. From 2015-2019, Willie was the youngest member of the US Sailing Team Olympic Coaching staff. From professional sailing to coaching Paris Henken and Helena Scutt at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janiero, Willie has packed a lot into his coaching career so far, specializing in quantitative team evaluation and asymmetric tactics. Currently focusing on US Sailing's 49er FX squad development as well as other projects within the organization, Willie embraces his millennial background, incorporating technology to break down learning, and quantify improvement.


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