We have been there before. We know what it takes. This is not about just going to The Olympics. We already have enough T-shirts.

Is the Men's 470 class one of the hardest to win at Rio 2016? Yes. Can we do it?


Although they have only been together since 2012, Stu and Dave are both veteran 470 sailors and Olympic Team members. They have worked hard to refine their campaign and reach a gold medalist level. They have what it takes. They are on the path towards the podium.
— Morgan Reeser, 470 silver medalist (as athlete) Barcelona 1992. Gold medalist (as coach), Athens 2004. Silver medalist (as coach), London 2012.

Down to business... training in Rio.

Down to business... training in Rio.

What We've Achieved As a team

  • US Sailing rolex Yachtsman of the Year Finalist, 2005, 2014
  • 470 European Championships Gold Medalists
  • 470 US National Championship Gold Medalists
  • 470 South American Championships Silver Medalists
  • ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Bronze Medalists
  • ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Gold and Bronze Medalists 
  • ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth Gold Medalists
  • Copa de Brazil Silver Medalists
  • We've been to the 470 World Championships twice this Olympic quadrennium and finished top-6 both times.
  • Our 5th at the 2014 Worlds was the best finish by Americans in this class since 2000 
  • US Sailing Team Sperry "Best Team Performance Award," 2013, 2014 
  • Key West Race Week Champions (Melges 24 Class)

McNay/Hughes is part of the US Sailing Team Sperry, the United States national team, which encompasses athletes competing in all ten Olympic sailing classes, and three Paralympic classes. 

To learn more about the full team, go here.