STBSP, EP, 179, Chat with Olympic Sailor Lara Dallman-Weiss

by JeffreyWettig | May 13th, 2024

Stuart McNay & Lara Dallman-Weiss_US Sailing_Credit: Allison Chenard

Welcome to episode 179 of the Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast with our guest Olympic Sailor Lara Dallman-Weiss who is representing the US Sailing Team in the 470 class with sailing partner Stuart McNay.

I was honored to be considered to interview Lara on our little Sailing Podcast. I must say I had a little bit of imposter syndrome beforehand as I thought about the questions I might ask a world class athlete and sailor. I am fascinated by the level of dedication you must have to reach this level and how to physically and mentally prepare to compete in such an environment, with all the hurdles you have to manage along the way. I was also very interested in whether she considered herself an Athlete first or Sailor first and what plans she may have after her Olympic campaign is over.

A big part of the journey is finding the support along the way, so if you are so inclined you can donate to the team over at Lara’s Website, where you can find updated information, buy some merch and support the team. You can also find her on Instagram. US Sailing is the umbrella organization under which the Olympic sailing teams operate and who gives support to the teams at this level.

The Olympics start in late July with Lara starting sailing on August 2nd. Not sure on the Television schedule in the US, but NBC Sports will be covering the summer olympics.

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Intro Music by yours truly and Greg Young, of The Incoherents, a band I managed in college. The song is called Never Tell and is available via email. Find the other songs they did at The Incoherents. The Lean Years Volume 2, on Itunes.

Break music, “Wild Winds of Misfortune” by Leo Disanto of The Vinegar Creek Constituency, and “The Wild Rover” as performed by The Ogham Stones
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