Compass Marketing-sponsored women’s windsurfer Farrah Hall has been selected as one of five athletes nominated to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team. The athletes—who each compete in different sailing classes—were selected after the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Perth, Australia.
“I’m so happy to make it onto the U.S. Olympic team,” Hall said. “Going to the Olympics has been a dream of mine for so many years and I’m so excited to have finally made it!”
Hall, currently the top-ranked women’s RS:X windsurfer in the U.S., expressed the positive effects that training has had on her recent performances. “The work we have been doing has made an impact on my confidence –I have much better overall board handling and speed,” she wrote.
Hall’s teammates also include brother and sister Zach and Paige Railey of Clearwater, FL, Stuart McNay of Boston, MA and Graham Biehl of San Diego, CA. All five were the top-scoring athletes in their respective sailing classes at the ISAF Championships.
“All five athletes have demonstrated determination, drive, and the commitment required to win Olympic medals,” said Olympic Sailing Committee Chairman Dean Brenner. “They worked full time to earn the right to represent the USA at the 2012 Olympic Games. I can speak on behalf of the OSC, US Sailing’s Board of Directors, our staff, volunteers, friends and family when I say how I proud I am of each and every one of them.”
John White, Chairman & CEO of Compass Marketing has been proud to sponsor Hall for many years: “I’m not surprised at the resounding level of success Farrah has managed to achieve. I’m excited to see all of her hard work and determination pay off. I look forward to cheering her on in London this summer.”