Charlotte Rose Clenches Four Berths for the USA in Paris 2024 Olympics

The 2023 Allianz Sailing World Championships has given the US Sailing Team its first chance to secure Olympic berths, and the team secured four. This event is the world championships for all disciplines used at the next Olympics and four para sailing classes. It took place on the waters off Scheveningen a district of The Hague located on the coast of the Netherlands and offered the chance to qualify for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, France, whose sailing competition will be held in Marseille.

After ten days of competition at the Allianz Sailing World Championships concluded with the ILCA 6 Medal Race, the US Sailing Team’s Charlotte Rose took fifth overall, a personal career best in the Olympic class ILCA 6

With nothing to lose going into the Medal Race, Rose landed fifth overall. She put enough points between her and sixth-place recipient Emma Plasschaert of Belgium, so she could only move up the leaderboard.

With all points in play above her, Rose sailed a fierce final race in light conditions on the North Sea. She rounded the leeward gate in fifth and finally dropped back to ninth to close the race, but she decided to try mostly anything and gave it her all.

“My main goal was to make the medal race, so to finish fifth means the world to me. This is a new personal best,” said Rose in a statement. “It feels really great to qualify the United States for the Olympic Games and to represent the US on the world stage here. The best part of Worlds was being able to close my season on a good note and handle all the conditions I faced this week. It was stressful, for sure. I’m happy to have some time off now to reset for the 2024 Worlds in January and the Olympic Trials in Miami.”

In addition to the ILCA 6 berth, the US Sailing Team USA qualified for Paris 2024 in the 49er with top finishers including Andrew Mollerus, Ian MacDiarmid, Ian Barrows, Ian Barrows, and Hans Henken. Steph Roble and Maggie Shea locked in the team’s 49erFX berth, and Daniela Moroz finished fifth in the Women’s Formula Kite, earning her a pass to Marseilles.

Although Moroz could not claim a podium finish in the Hague, the fifth earned the US Team its Women’s Formula Kite berth.

The next opportunity to qualify the US in the remaining classes is the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, Oct. 28 – Nov. 5.

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