Cayard takes helm of underperforming US Olympic sailing team
Now he faces another arduous task, guiding the underperforming U.S. Olympic sailing team as its new executive director. One of America’s most accomplished sailors, Cayard now faces another arduous task: guiding the underperforming U.S. Olympic Sailing Team as its new executive director. Cayard takes over just four months before the rescheduled Tokyo Games, but says a turnaround is going to take much longer. The United States has won the most Olympic sailing medals in history, 60, but the well-funded British have quickly pulled within two and lead the Americans in gold medals, 28 to 19. The previous head of U.S. Olympic Sailing, Malcolm Page — who won two gold medals for Australia — was forced out in September 2019.