Name: David Hughes
Sport: Sailing
Event(s): 470 (two-person dinghy)
Position: Crew
Height: 6-1
Weight: 157
DOB: 1/22/1978
Birthplace: Ithaca, N.Y.
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Carondelet High School (Concord, Calif.) ‘00
College: University of Southern Maine ’99, American Government; University of Wales ’01, International Relations
Team/Club: Coconut Grove Sailing Club
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 4th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2016 – 12th
  • Years of participation: 2003, 2006-07, 2013-16
  • Top finish: 5th – 2014
Personal: Son of Edward Hughes and Irene Marchenay...Was one of nine coaches for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team...Began sailing at age 13...Completed an internship with the U.S. Senate (1996), U.S. House of Representatives (1997) and White House West Wing (1997-98)...Named a Rhodes Scholarship finalist (1998).