Following a disappointing Olympics performance this summer in London where the U.S. sailing team failed to medal, U.S. Olympic Sailing replaced its head coach.
Effective Sept. 18, Kenneth Andreasen was released from his position of high performance director and head coach at US Sailing. The decision was announced by U.S. Olympic Sailing managing director Josh Adams.
“After careful consideration, it is clear that we need to take a new direction on the performance side of the Olympic and Paralympic sailing program,” Adams said. “That direction will include a sharper focus on the performance development of sailors and classes, boat speed and being a technically superior team.”
Luther Carpenter will serve as interim coach. Carpenter, a six-time Olympic veteran and member of US Sailing’s Olympic coaching staff, will manage the transition with a focus on fall training camps, new class development, and winter/spring planning.