Name: Nikole Barnes
Position: Helm
Sport: Sailing
Event(s): Women’s 470 (Two-Person Dinghy)
Height: 5-3
DOB: 9/20/1993
Birthplace: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Antilles School ‘12
College: United States Coast Guard Academy ’17, Bachelor of Science, Management
Team/Club: St. Francis Yacht Club, St. Thomas Yacht Club
Coach(es): Roberto Bisi
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 12th (470)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2021 – 7th (470)
  • Years of participation: 2018, 2019, 2021
  • Top Finish: 7th – 2021 (470)
Other Career Highlights
  • Won the Quantum Women College Sailor of the Year Award 2016
  • 3x All American for Coed and Women’s College Sailing
Personal: Daughter of Dean Barnes and Carol Bareuther...Has one older brother, Rian...Active duty U.S. Coast Guard Officer stationed at Sector Miami...Began sailing at age 6...Quantum Women Sailor of the Year (2016)...Robert H. Hobbs Sportsmanship Award (2017)... First active duty Coast Guard Officer to compete at the Olympics (2021)