13 May 2010
Interview with Adam Roberts (USA)
Meet 470 skipper and US Sailing Developmental Team member Adam Roberts. The San Diego native and Boston College graduate competed on Team Extreme along with USSTAG member Stuart McNay, his sister Melanie and others at the 61st edition of the Wilson Trophy British OpenTeam Racing Championship, hosted by West Kirby Sailing Club. Team Extreme dominated this prestigious team racing event.
Adam outlines his inspiration into sailing, heroes and his ultimate goal.
About the US Sailing Development Team
Forty-eight talented athletes have been named to the 2010 US Sailing Development Team (USSDT), a new, youth pipeline team supported by US SAILING’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC). The USSDT was created to help young athletes, who have been identified as future Olympic prospects, acquire the skills necessary to launch successful campaigns and compete at the Olympic level.
In addition to receiving elite-level coaching, guidance and mentoring, the members will benefit from joint training with US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) members and other top young sailors from across the United States. The OSC will also support these athletes with shipping and logistical assistance and advice, as well as access to the OSC’s Performance Enhancement Team of physical therapists, trainers and nutritionists.
Formerly known as the US Sailing Team – U18 and US Sailing Team – U23, the USSDT is comprised of talented, up-and-coming sailors, aged 13 years or older as of January 1, 2010, who have shown a strong work ethic, willingness to work within a team, and promising results at international events and high-level domestic events. The OSC selected team members from a pool of sailing resumes, including regatta results and awards, as well as proposed training plans for 2010.
Source: US Sailing