TWO SAILORS, TWO HULLS, ONE TEAM, ONE GOAL
HIGHER, FASTER, STRONGER, SMARTER TOGETHER
Our team brings an unparalleled mix of high-performance racing experience to our Olympic campaign. Between us, we have raced everything from foiling kiteboards and windsurfers, to Olympic skiffs to America's Cup catamarans. We layer that experience with a deep-seated belief in respect for one another, our sport, and the process of pushing our limits. We have the right experience, knowledge, and mindset to make this work.
Helm: does the driving
Carson grew up sailing in Northeast Harbor, ME and has spent the last 10 years focused on sailing fast high-performance boats. Leading up to the 2016 Olympics he competed for Team USA in the men’s windsurfer division at numerous world championships, Olympic test events, and the 2015 Pan American Games. In summer 2016, Carson founded an all-American sailing team, Next Generation USA, for the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. On the water he helmed the foiling 45ft catamaran and off the water managed the day-to-day business of running a professional team. In 2018 Carson briefly returned to Olympic windsurfing before shifting focus toward professional sailing opportunities. He joined Stars+Stripes USA for a training camp in early 2019 and trained with the team in preparation for their victory at the 2020 World Match Race Championship. In summer 2020 he teamed up with Caroline Atwood to represent Team USA in the mixed foiling multihull division for the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games. As an athlete, Carson enjoys combing the physical effort with data driven innovation to get the absolute most out of any everyday of sailing.
Crew: does the pulling
Caroline Atwood is one of the top female dinghy sailors in the country. After a successful youth career in the international 420 class she matriculated to Tufts University where she captained the varsity sailing team. A driven competitor, Caroline has always strived to perform at the highest level possible. She has competed internationally in keel boats, match racing, and offshore sailing disciplines but her true love for the sport lies in fast, physical, high performance dinghy sailing. After winning the 2016 49erFX national championship Caroline began sailing full time in Olympic class boats. She has been a member of the US Sailing Team in the 49erFX, Women’s 470, and Nacra 17. Of all of the boats she has sailed at an Olympic level, she finds the fully foiling Nacra 17 catamaran to be the best fit for her athleticism, racing skill, and intellectual understanding of boat design. When Caroline is not pursuing her own sailing goals, she spends time coaching next generation of American sailors as one the top youth coaches in high performance, apparent wind classes. After narrowly missing the 2020 Olympic trials, Caroline teamed up with Carson Crain in the Nacra 17 and is training full time with sights set on the 2024 and 2028 Olympic games.
Coach: puts it all together
The big picture guy.