Name: David Hughes
Position: Crew
Sport: Sailing
Event(s): 470 (two-person dinghy)
Height: 6-1
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
  • Two-time Olympian (2016, 2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, 4th (470)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2021 – 5th (470)
  • Years of participation: 2003, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
  • Top finish: 5th – 2014
  • Top finish: 5th – 2021 (470); 2014 (470)
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)...Hobbies include reading the New York Times, getting up early and working on his house
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