United States NACRA 17 TEAM
We are Carson Crain and Lindsay Gimple - two American sailors competing to get to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in the Mixed Multihull sailing event. We train hard, sail fast, and race to win.
The Nacra 17 was designed to be a high-powered performance catamaran specifically meeting the World Sailing requirements for the Olympic multihull event. In its current configuration, the Nacra 17 is fully foiling upwind and downwind, with speeds that can reach 25+ knots.
Boat Length: 17.2 ft / 5.25 m
Beam: 8.5 ft / 2.6 m
Mast Height: 30 ft / 9.15 m
Sail Area: Main (172ft² / 16m²), Jib (43ft² / 4.05m² ), Spin (192ft² / 17.8m²)
Boat Weight: 381lbs / 173 kg
Ideal Crew Weight: 310lbs / 140kg
Foils: carbon t-rudders with elevators, Z shape foils
The goal is to represent the United States in the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, otherwise known as Paris 2024. Sailing will have 10 events with 330 sailors, with equal numbers of men and women. We aim to be two of those sailors and are on the path to qualification.
Sailing at the Olympic Games is scheduled for July 28th to August 8th, 2023. The Nacra 17s will race August 3rd to August 7th.
While the official location of the 2024 Olympic Games is Paris, all sailing events will take place 660km away in Marseille, France, on the Mediterranean Sea.
The Mixed Multihull event is raced in Nacra 17s with a crew of 1 man, 1 woman. This foiling catamaran discipline has it all - dual trapezes, spinnaker, and serious speed.