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Declan McGranahan

420 Class
USA

I would like to Qualify for the 2024 Olympics. 


I started sailing when i was around 2 years old on board my fathers boat in Annapolis Maryland. I started off hating sailing Because of the water and the heeling of the boat. After a couple years I had changed my mind. I started racing competitively Optis on Lake Chautauqua , after two years of sailing with the yacht club sailing program. I joined Lake Ontario Optimist Team (LOOT) at the age of eating. For the next 5 five years I raced around the country doing all the large events. Along With the dinghy sailing I also raced offshore on a Swan 56 as well as on board a new boat called a Kernan 47. I did the Annapolis to Newport Race as well as Newport to Bermuda race, alongwith other offshore races. To date I have about 3000 miles off shore. I am also part of a Megles 20 team, racing in the USA circuit. Once I turned 14,  I started to get to big for the Opti, so I moved onto the I420 and C420. I started sailing with a friend from Charleston, SC, Austin Ando, and we Placed 14th at C420 nationals in 2015 as well as at the top at many other national events. In early 2016 I changed partners to Eduardo Mintzias. I now sail in Miami most weekends of the year. I am part of the Olympic Development Program as well as team LIMA in the I420. Most recently we have traveled to Europe for international events in the I420. This summer we fit Placed 4th at Youth Champs (2nd boy team), 2nd at C420 North Americans, as well as 2nd at Nationals I420. We are planning on sailing I420 more events this summer and hope to go to Australia in December for I420 worlds as well as Greece and Italy for I420 Euros and Jr. Euros respectively.

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