Lindsey Vonn Joins United States SailGP Team Board of Directors

Lindsey Vonn Joins United States SailGP Team Board of Directors

Lindsey Vonn, the legendary skier who retired in 2019, has joined the board of directors of the United States SailGP Team. This move marks a significant step for the American team, which is part of tech billionaire Larry Ellison's global sailing league.

Vonn's involvement stems from her previous sailing experience with Red Bull, which sparked her interest in the sport. She had the opportunity to sail on a foiling catamaran with Oracle Team USA in 2016, an experience that left a lasting impression.

"The combination of water and speed made for just an incredible sensation," Vonn said. "In that sense, it is like skiing. When you're on the mountain by yourself and going fast, just you and the mountain, it's a similar feeling."

The United States SailGP Team, which was purchased by a group of investors in November 2022, is eager to leverage Vonn's expertise and success in alpine skiing.

"Her success in bringing alpine skiing into mainstream sports is what SailGP has set out to accomplish for sailing," said Ryan McKillen, the U.S. SailGP Team co-owner and chairman. "Over her career, she's been a savvy business operator off the mountain as well. We're fortunate to have her join the U.S SailGP Team and have her mind and experience in our boardroom."

Vonn's addition to the team is expected to boost its visibility and appeal, as she brings a wealth of experience and a large following. The team is currently sixth in the 10-team fleet with four regattas remaining in Season 4.

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